So it seems that Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” has been plagiarized from guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani’s “If I Could Fly.”
“Satch” has filed suit against the members of Coldplay for copyright infringement, and I think that the suit has legs.
Listen to this youtube video that plays portions of both songs, then layers Coldplay’s vocals over Satch’s guitar.
Two things to note: the chord progression is the same and Coldplay’s rip-off is boring as hell.
Satch gets my support on this one because he’s right, a crazy guitarist, an excellent composer, and a fellow geek.