Sucks to be Coldplay, especially when you’re getting your ass sued by Joe Satriani over alleged copyright infringement. Satriani claims that Coldplay’s hit single, Viva La Vida, uses “substantial original portions” of his song If I Could Fly from 2004. Ouch.
It’s not looking good for Coldplay, either. I mean, when your own front man has been quoted in the past, saying this:
We’re definitely good, but I don’t think you can say we’re that original. I regard us as being incredibly good plagiarists.”
It’s certainly not helping their cause. Take a gander at this video and let us know what you think. Is this copyright infringement or just strange coincidence?