Coldplay sued for plagiarism by Joe Satriani

Guitarist claims the band ripped off one of his songs on their last album

American guitarist Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay for plagiarism, after claiming that the band’s recent single ‘Viva La Vida’ ripped off his 2004 song ‘If I Could Fly’.

Satriani says that the band used “substantial original portions” of his song on the near title track of the group’s latest album ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’.

The guitarist is seeking a jury trial, and wants to be awarded “any and all profits” Coldplay have made from the song, reports BBC.

‘Viva La Vida’ was written by all four members of Coldplay. It was released as a single in May 2008, going on to top the UK singles chart and the Billboard Hot 100.

‘If I Could Fly’ appeared on Satriani‘s ‘Is There Love In Space?’ album, released in 2004.