Bon Jovi Song Theft Claim Strikes Out
Samuel Bartley Steele, 38, claimed in his copyright-infringement lawsuit that the rock 'n' roll dream team's "I Love This Town" from their 2007 studio album "Lost Highway" was a rip-off of his 2004 ode to the Red Socks, "Man I Really Love This Team."
In granting summary judgment last week to the New Jersey superstars, District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton found, "Applying the 'ordinary listener' standard, this court detects no musical similarity between the Steele song and the Bon Jovi song." - more on this story
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