Coldplay vs. Satriani

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.

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One Response to Coldplay vs. Satriani

  1. Kitten says:

    it is very ridiculous. i concur. there’s nothing wrong to be inspired by other songs to make a song that apparently sounds very much like the last one.

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