Coldplay accused of ripping off Joe Satriani
Coldplay have been accused of ripping off 80s guitar twiddler Joe Satriani for their hit single Vida la Vida. Some clever blogger recognised the similarity between the Coldplay hit and Satriani's 2004 song If I could fly.
The evidence is presented in true Web 2.0 style, i.e. on YouTube. The mash-up video reveals that Chris Martin and his chums may well have some explaining to do. The melodies sound the exact same, and Satriani has decided to get his lawyers involved. At least we all know what records Coldplay listen to before creating their ring tone melodies.