Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay
December 5, 2008 at 7:37 AM (PT)
Rock guitarist JOE SATRIANI has sued COLDPLAY, accusing the GRAMMY-nominated stars of plagiarizing one of his songs, writes MSNBC.COM. SATRIANI's copyright infringement suit, filed THURSDAY in LOS ANGELES federal court, claims the COLDPLAY song "Viva La Vida" incorporates "substantial original portions" of his 2004 instrumental "If I Could Fly."
The 52-year-old guitar virtuoso is seeking a jury trial, damages and "any and all profits" attributable to the alleged copyright infringement.