Coldplay sued over “Viva La Vida”

Want more proof that Chris Martin could be an unoriginal hack? You got it! Popular guitarist Joe Satriani filed suit on Thursday alleging Coldplay stole “substantial original portions” of his 2004 instrumental “If I Could Fly”. Satriani wants “a jury trial, damages and ‘any and all profits’ from the song.” The cherry on top of this delicious sundae is that this lawsuit comes a day after Coldplay was nominated for three Grammys: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

Satriani’s version started sounding like the theme music to Sonic the Hedgehog after a while but from what I did hear, it sounded similar. Then again that could just be my bias against Coldplay. They suck a lot. I’d rather listen to a jet take off 5 feet away.

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