The Rubinoos are an American power pop band that formed in 1970 in Berkeley, California. They are perhaps best known for their singles "I Think We're Alone Now" (1977), "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" (1979), and for the theme song to the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds. More recently, the group became known to a wider audience after filing a plagiarism lawsuit in mid-2007 against Canadian pop-punk musician Avril Lavigne claiming that her song "Girlfriend" had too much in common with "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend". The parties confidentially settled out of court in early 2008. The conflict led to a re-interest in the Rubinoos' music, particularly on YouTube. The band continues to tour Europe, U.S. and Japan every year.
"Our first attempt at a OneMic was a failure but not because of the band, they were great. I was disappointed with the video because it was not smooth enough as it moved around the room due to the lack of stabilization. I decided then to purchased a gimbal stabilization system for this series that solved the problem. Thankfully the guys agreed to return a few months later to rerecord two songs." - John Cuniberti
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