U2: Songwriter Claims U2 Ripped Off "The Fly"

It may be more than 26 years later, but a British songwriter/guitarist wants to get paid by U2. He's claiming the band ripped off his song for the U2 track "The Fly."

In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, Paul Rose claims the song from U2's 1991 album Achtung Baby contains elements of his song "Nae Slappin.'"

Rose says in the lawsuit, "An ordinary lay observer would reasonably find that the songs are substantially similar and that an infringement has occurred."

Rose asking for songwriting credit and $5 million in damages and attorney fees. (New York Post)

You be the judge.

Here's Paul Rose's "Nae Slappin'"

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