Continue reading "Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida': genius or plagiarism?"

Apr 7, 2009 Read more: Easton Express-Times

Coldplay earned a Grammy for the album containing the song in dispute. I don't remember hearing about this lawsuit when it was filed in December, but on Monday, the band Coldplay denied in federal court that it copied parts of guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani's music for hit song, "Viva La Vida." According to the Associated Press, in a response filed ...

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Ian Kelly

United States

#1 Apr 8, 2009
As a fan of both artists as well as a musician myself, I have to say that there is a slight similarity but I honestly believe it to be a coincidence if anything and what this is is Satriani trying to get even a fraction of the millions they've made off that song. This won't hold water in court, it will get thrown out.

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