Perhaps that title should actually read, "sued". Chris Daughtry is being held liable in a case of, egads, song-stealing. Randy Mazick is suing Daughtry because the song, "Feels Like Tonight" on Daughtry's eponymous album replicates Mazick's song, "Tonight".
"Tonight" The Asphalt
video c/o twinklefz
The blogger, funnystone on VFTW, pointed out back on April 10, 2008, the similarities between The Asphalt's tune and Daughtry's. Randy Mazick wrote the song in 2005 then registered it with the US Copyright and Trademark Office in April of this year. The lawsuit names Apple as one of the defendants because Apple distributed the song on its iTunes Store. 'Ouch' goes the bank account should Apple and Mazick win this.
You can read the legal document over at VFTW.com. According to the funnystone, Taylor Hicks supposedly turned this song down; as Dave says, ""Feels Like Tonight" was the song that Taylor Hicks was supposed to sing before he threw a fit about it, finally the gray haired one is probably laughing to himself." I imagine at least chuckling. Good choice Taylor Hicks made refusing to sing that tune, perhaps he had some sort of inkling back then the tune was tarnished. Hell, he knew it wasn't one he wanted to sing. Instincts and timing? Pure luck?
"Boy Named Sue" (minus the -'ed' and minus the lawsuit)
video c/o hippiekuln