Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), Lustra

Nancy Kaszerman/ZumaPress.com, Freedom Rock/Lustramusic.com

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Or, use their star power to enhance your own name-recognition.

Figuring the kid didn't know any better, the L.A. band Lustra, which previously spotlighted the similarities between its tune "Scotty Doesn't Know" and the Hannah Montana tune "Rockstar," has invited the fictional pop star and the real live girl she inhabits to join them onstage this week and let the audience decide for itself.

"We don't want anything other than credit for the music we worked so very hard on," Lustra guitarist Nick Cloutman said Tuesday. "We don't believe for a second that Ms. Cyrus knew what was happening and was only following instructions."

A statement that's either a gracious attempt to let bygones be bygones or a dig at 15-year-old Miley Cyrus' business acumen.

But just in case Cyrus is unable to perform at Lustra's show Thursday at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, the band has also declared its willingness to appear on Hannah Montana as the singer's musical influence.

A Disney Channel rep had no comment on Lustra's magnanimous offer.

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