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.


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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