Joe Satriani Vs Coldplay

5th Dec 2008 | 11:35

Coldplagiarism?

Reuters reports that guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani has sued Coldplay, accusing the Grammy-nominated stars of plagiarising one of his songs.

Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles federal court, claims Colplay's song Viva La Vida incorporates "substantial original portions" of his 2004 instrumental If I Could Fly.

The 52-year-old guitar virtuoso is seeking a jury trial, damages and "any and all profits" attributable to the alleged copyright infringement.

Do they sound alike? Did Chris Martin have a rush of shred to the head? Decide for yourselves:


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