9/16/2009

Satriani vs Coldplay Copyright Suit Settled

Guitarist Joe Satriani--lately of the horrendously named supergroup Chickenfoot--has settled his case with pop rockers Coldplay over plagiarism allegations stemming from similarities between the British quartet's "Viva La Vida" and Satch's "If I Could Fly". The details of the settlement remain sealed but it is believed there may be a financial component benefitting Satriani, while Coldplay will not have to admit to any wrongdoing.

Personally, we think both songs suck, so no big whoop. But we feel Coldplay did get the raw end of the deal on this one. Anyone that has heard both tunes back to back can hear the similarities, but to allege deliberate or even unconscious plagiarism is a stretch in our opinion.

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