U2 is sued for allegedly stealing song for ‘Achtung Baby’

February 28, 2017 By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A British songwriter and guitarist has sued U2, claiming the band stole one of his works for a song on its blockbuster 1991 album “Achtung Baby.” In a complaint filed on Monday night in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Paul Rose sought at least $5 million in damages from U2 lead singer Bono and bandmates The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., as well as Island Records. Rose, who said he has a dozen of his own albums, said the…

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