On this day in 2008, guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani sued Coldplay for copyright infringement. In Satriani v. Martin et al., the guitarist alleged that Coldplay’s hit song “Viva La Vida” infringed his song “If I Could Fly.” The two parties settled in 2009.
You can listen to a comparison of the two songs here.
A copy of the complaint can be found here.
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