Guitarist Satriani sues Coldplay

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  1. Nibb's Avatar

    Nibb said:

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    Coldplay's song Viva La Vida is on the Grammys shortlist

    Grammy nominees Coldplay have been sued by rock guitarist Joe Satriani, who claims the band's song Viva La Vida uses one of his riffs.
    In court papers filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, he said the song used "substantial original portions" of his 2004 instrumental If I Could Fly.
    Satriani, 52, wants a jury trial and is seeking damages and "any and all profits" for the alleged plagiarism.
    Coldplay are shortlisted for seven Grammys, including song of the year.
    Viva La Vida is credited to the band's four members - singer Chris Martin, bass player Guy Berryman, guitarist Johnny Buckland and drummer Will Champion.
    The song's title was inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
    It appeared on the album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends - which was released in June and went to number one in 36 countries - and was also one of their hit singles.
    Satriani's track appears on his album Is There Love in Space?

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    I fukkin love Joe Satriani great guitarist i dont think he has a case though
     
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    Would Satriani really want to compare his music to the bland shit coming from Coldplay..? I personally think he does have a case but not for "any and all of the profits" for the portion allegedly plagiarised, unless a similar previous case has gone the same way.
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    they only nicked his melody...the greedy bald c**t....
    Yes it does sound the same, but cut Chris Martin some slack...he has a Hollywood wife and a kid with a daft name to support..
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by beansontoast View Post
    Would Satriani really want to compare his music to the bland shit coming from Coldplay..? I personally think he does have a case but not for "any and all of the profits" for the portion allegedly plagiarised, unless a similar previous case has gone the same way.
    He's not comparing is he? If they stole his work and it can be proved good on him, Chris Martin is an annoying twat!
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    I'm a massive fan of Satch and I'm extremely surprised he would even go down this route. Something must have pissed him off. Normally he's the kinda guy to not give a fuck. He doesn't need to give a fuck.

    Very unusual.

    Which reminds me, wonder when Vai is coming back over again. His tour with the fit violinist was f00kin amazing