Coldplay plagiarized parts of viva la vida?

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  1. cyismydog

    cyismydog Well-Known Member

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    Joe Satriani is sueing them, says they copied several of his guitar licks from this song:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMcjXo8ZuqE]YouTube - Joe Satriani - if i could fly[/ame]
    Listen to the guitar lick at :50. It's just like viva la vida.
     
  2. superdorf

    superdorf Well-Known Member

    I heard this on Howard the other day... I think he has a pretty good case.
     
  3. hobbsfan27

    hobbsfan27 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it sounds the exact same besides the tempo.
     
  4. JonDMiller

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    They played them side to side and then played them on top of each other on a morning show earlier this week. Also mentioned there's another artist suing them for stealing his material for ANOTHER part of that song. (Which Jon just posted)

    They're DEAD on when you overlay them.

    Satriani is shooting for at least a portion of all the money Coldplay made off Viva La Vida. In context, that song was the #1 download on iTunes last year.
     
  6. cyclone7240

    cyclone7240 New Member

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    Maybe Coldplay should pull a Nickelback and use their same cords over and over again with different lyrics
     
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  7. JonDMiller

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    Jimmy Buffett did quite nicely doing that.
     
  8. Cymon

    Cymon Active Member

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    Coldplay is brutal. I'm not a fan of Satriani's music either, but the guy can play. Hopefully he gets what he's asking for.
     
  9. Rods79

    Rods79 Well-Known Member

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    I like the Coldplay version better, haha :wink:
     
  10. CyFan987

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    could someone find a video or something of them playing together?
     
  11. cybsball20

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    You know how I know you're gay???
     
  12. CyFan987

    CyFan987 Well-Known Member

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  13. cybsball20

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    You like coldplay...
     
  14. CyFan987

    CyFan987 Well-Known Member

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    i don't like coldplay, i've just heard the song and thought it was interesting how similar they sound, this is the only forum that is slightly less depressing than the rest...
     
  15. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    it's a movie quote from the 40 year old virgin...
     
  16. CyFan987

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    oh, haha, i've never seen the movie
     

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