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Old 12-05-2008, 07:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default "Viva La Vida" of "If I could fly"?

Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay accusing them of plagiarizing his song "If I could fly".

you can read the story here: Guitarist Satriani accuses Coldplay of plagiarism - Yahoo! News

and hear the song here: YouTube - Joe Satriani - if i could fly

I think he has a case there...
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I can certainly hear some similarities in the first few notes of the melody, but it doesn't resolve in the same way so I'd say that makes it not the same. There's only so many combinations of notes out there, these things happen. Satriani needs to get over himself.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The chord progressions are the same but Satriani is a tool so I hope he loses.
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Coldplay not original shocker? Well god damn.
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Satriani is a tool so I hope he loses.
Yeah, that too. He's actually providing an important service for people right now. For all those people who seem to think Chris Martin is a tool, Satriani is coming out to show them all what a real tool is like.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Didnt somebody else sue coldplay awhile back for the same reason?
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the beginning of the riff does sound very close...but it's probably just a coincidence more than anything. i guarantee coldplay doesn't listen to joe satriani. very few people do.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Didnt somebody else sue coldplay awhile back for the same reason?

Yeah they fell asleep while listening to X & Y and he whacked his head. Adam Ant is also ready with the costume plagarising lawsuit as we speak.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Didnt somebody else sue coldplay awhile back for the same reason?
Yeah but it turned out to be a coincidence and was probably nothing more than a brilliant PR move by an obscure indie band. Anyway I can safely say I don't care.
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