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VAN HALEN SUES 2 LIVE CREW

The rock band Van Halen has filed a federal suit against 2 Live Crew, claiming the rap group used a Van Halen guitar riff on its controversial album "As Nasty as They Wanna Be."

The U.S. District Court suit filed this week seeks more than $300,000 for copyright infringement and unfair competition.

At issue is guitarist Eddie Van Halen's famous refrain in the 1978 hit record "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love." The suit claims 2 Live Crew used the music for a song called "The Funk Shop."

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