Satriani Sues Coldplay for Plagiarism...

Satriani Sues Coldplay for Plagiarism in the Latest Rock 'n' Ro...

There are 22 comments on the findingDulcinea story from Dec 6, 2008, titled Satriani Sues Coldplay for Plagiarism in the Latest Rock 'n' Ro.... In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

California guitarist Joe Satriani accused the British band Coldplay of copying sections of his song "If I Could Fly" to create their hit song "Viva la Vida." Rock 'n' Roll Plagiarism Guitarist Joe Satriani ...

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Yellen

Saint Albans, NY

#1 Dec 6, 2008
this isn't the first time they've ripped off someone else's music--listen to the song Computer Love!
Donovan Lam

Shirokane, Japan

#2 Dec 7, 2008
All for me a president.
Donovan Lam

Shirokane, Japan

#3 Dec 7, 2008
President of singapore.
Gwen

Port Jefferson, NY

#4 Dec 7, 2008
In the words of my sister: "Perhaps Satriani should sue himself for plagiarizing his his own chords over...and over...and over...and over...
Apple Blythe Alice Martin

Port Jefferson, NY

#5 Dec 7, 2008
Ohhh...Just listened to "IF I COULD FLY"
wow...how did Coldplay get away with this for so long. There are so many identical parts.
Greg Manley

Lenni, PA

#6 Dec 8, 2008
There is a reason why they are called Coldplay.
Rich

Lenni, PA

#7 Dec 8, 2008
Of all the geniuses one could rip off, Joe Satriani? Really? Guess it cuts down on the folks that would pick up on it considering the guy's fan base of 13 year old metal heads and old guitar solo nerds.
Mumstein Moomstein

Lenni, PA

#8 Dec 8, 2008
They should try lip synching too. Then they could rip off Ashlee Simpson. And do an Irish jig at the end.
buddy guy

United States

#9 Dec 8, 2008
air guitar for all
Ella

Lenni, PA

#10 Dec 8, 2008
This sucks. I hope Coldplay has a good explanation.
Brit Popper

Lenni, PA

#12 Dec 8, 2008
Coldplay=shame to decent British rock. Like UK 2000's version of Dave Matthews Band. Blech.
Sarah

Lenni, PA

#13 Dec 8, 2008
I heard that Coldplay called themselves the diet coke of radiohead. I think they're ok with being rip-offs.
Janet

Portland, OR

#14 Dec 8, 2008
Brit Popper wrote:
Coldplay=shame to decent British rock. Like UK 2000's version of Dave Matthews Band. Blech.
Double blech.
Jasmine J

Lenni, PA

#15 Dec 9, 2008
Sarah wrote:
I heard that Coldplay called themselves the diet coke of radiohead. I think they're ok with being rip-offs.
The Diet Coke of Radiohead. They're such poseurs.
lady day

Idaho Springs, CO

#16 Dec 9, 2008
i knew they were too good to be true.
Dr Ron

Lenni, PA

#17 Dec 11, 2008
Does this mean we're not going to get our free cans of Dr. Pepper ?
Becks

Lenni, PA

#18 Dec 11, 2008
Has anyone seen the movie Chicago Records. In the film the Beach Boys steal a song and gets sued. I don't remember if it was a Little Walter song or Chuck Berry's song. Actually there's a long list of bands that either maliciously or with permission took songs from black folk, jazz, and soul singers.

Since: Jan 08

United States

#19 Dec 11, 2008
Aww, c'mon, now Satch. Be cool,
ajb

South Africa

#20 Jan 21, 2009
Uhh Gwen , Satriani has more talent and musical excellence in his left pinky than your entire family tree' s comprehension of music,

So perhaps its a bit retarded of you , or your sister to make such a comment. He has had more variations of chords / melodies , than youre 2 minds could understand.....

Get a life
someone else

United States

#21 Jan 26, 2009
And now Coldplay apparently got a grammy nom for viva la vida. Songwriters of the year, what a joke.

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