Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay For Plagiarism (Audio Comparison)

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Guitar virtuoso, 52 year old Joe Satriani has filed a lawsuit against the British band Coldplay, charging that a 'substantial original portion' of their song Viva La Vida is strikingly similar to his 2004 instrumental If I Could Fly. 

It was just announced that Coldplay has received seven Grammy nominations for their album Viva La Vida.

The copyright infringement suit was filed in Los Angeles federal court on December 4.  Satriani has asked for a jury trial, damages and profits from Viva La Vida.

Check out a comparison below and see what you think.


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Coldplay responds here.