Coldplay To Satriani: “Hasta La ‘Vida,’ Baby”

Dec 9th, 2008 // 8 Comments


Coldplay has responded to Joe Satriani’s copyright-infringement lawsuit with some frosty words on their blog:

“With the greatest possible respect to Joe Satriani, we have now unfortunately found it necessary to respond publicly to his allegations. If there are any similarities between our two pieces of music, they are entirely coincidental, and just as surprising to us as to him. Joe Satriani is a great musician, but he did not write or have any influence on the song Viva La Vida. We respectfully ask him to accept our assurances of this and wish him well with all future endeavours. Coldplay.”

That note had all the charm of a job-rejection note, didn’t it? I’m going to guess that those “future endeavours” won’t include an Xtra-Wank remix on Coldplay’s next Christmastime cash-in EP.

Joe Satriani [Coldplay]
Earlier: Chris Martin Accused Of Surfing With The Alien, Stealing His Tunes

  1. Ned Raggett

    They should have just posted this:

  2. Lucas Jensen

    @Ned Raggett: Those still crack me up.

  3. Elmo Keep

    If Coldplay were sued by everyone they’ve ripped off, there would be nothing for Chris Martin to subsist on other than the profits generated by Goop.

  4. Anonymous

    that shit is straight jacked. Nice.

  5. D.R. Mosby

    The part with the harmonica just kills me.

  6. Anonymous

    God I fucking hate Coldplay…

  7. Anonymous

    one of the hits from the last coldplay album had the same melody as a kraftwerk song off of computer world. just sayin’

    i was doubting this one, but that youtube clip sells it. get that money joe!

  8. Anonymous

    Is copyright meant to help or hinder the creation of new works? I would think that the threat of lawsuit for using chords and notes would be more a hinderance to creation of new works than the threat that someone may illegally download your record.

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