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Rockers Versus Politicians

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Survivor vs. Newt Gingrich

The band Survivor and its record company delivered a knockout punch after the band’s song “Eye of the Tiger” – popularized as the theme song to “Rocky III” – was used by Newt Gingrich without permission. The label filed a lawsuit claiming copyright infringement against Gingrich, his presidential campaign organization Newt 2012 Inc. and the American Conservative Union after the song was used multiple times during rallies, political events and conferences.

A representative from Gingrich's camp told TMZ, "It is my understanding the band wants $200,000 because someone played their song. That's one expensive concert ticket."—Jeff Royer

(Photos: Chelsea Lauren, Getty Images; Brendan Smialowski, Getty Images)

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