Sleigh Bells Accuses Demi Lovato of Sampling Two of Their Songs Without Permission

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On Monday afternoon, Brooklyn-based band Sleigh Bells tweeted at Disney Channel-based singer Demi Lovato, accusing her (and presumably her recording team) of sampling their songs without permission on a track from her recently released album “Confident.”

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“Flattered you guys sampled Infinity Guitars & Riot Rhythm for ‘Stars’ but we were not contacted. Gotta clear those,” they wrote.

The similarities are most obvious when comparing “Stars” to “Infinity Guitars,” and can be heard in the video below:

I’m pretty confident they have a case on their hands here, and so are plenty of Twitter users:

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Snacky_Onassis

I just added Infinity Guitars to my GymJamz playlist last week and was chiding myself on picking such an old song. Turns out, I was actually in front on this controversy curve. Feelin cool again.