Joe Satriani is taking Coldplay, namely Chris Martin, to court for supposedly ripping off his music. The offending song is Viva la Vida, which happens to be a chart topping monster for the band this year. When I first heard this, I thought “Hey, Joe. Say it ain’t so.” and even wondered what awesomeness I had missed from the guy I stopped listening to years ago due to lack of diversity in his product. Well, I have heard the song “Satch” wrote, and the riff he thinks Martin greedily ganked from him. It ain’t so.
I think this video sums it up best. IMHO, we don’t own music, it’s in the firmament of us all. Waiting to be used, reused, and used again.