Thursday, April 9, 2009

Coldplay...obviously.

You may have heard that Coldplay is being sued by Joe Satriani because they ripped off one of his songs. Their "Viva La Vida" is apparently too close to Satriani's song "If I Could Fly". I really can't comment on the validity of the lawsuit - I haven't heard either song, mostly because Satriani's song is obscure and I try to avoid Coldplay music at all costs. However, I found this tidbit to be rather telling...yesterday, the argument advanced by Coldplay is that they should not be found guilty of stealing from Satriani - because the guitar legend's song, and the part that sounds so similar to theirs, is "not very original". Just think about that for a second. And there you have Coldplay.

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