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Rockers Bon Jovi are being sued for an astronomical $400 billion after musician Samuel Bartley Steele claimed the band plagiarized his work. He filed the case on Thursday, which alleges the group copied lyrics from his song, (Man I Really) Love This Team, which was used for the anthem for the Boston Red Sox.
Steele says that Jon Bon Jovi heard his song when he was campaigning for John Kerry in 2004, and thus created Bon Jovi’s song I Love This Town, which was used as a promo for Major League Baseball.
Without hearing either track, I really can’t base a decision on whether or not Bon Jovi ripped this guy off. After searching Youtube for any song by Steele, I came up empty. He’s seeking $100,000 per CD sold, of which four million CDs were sold to date.
What do you think? When I saw the figure, I thought the guy wanted Bon Jovi to foot the bill for the bailout.