Coldplay Accused Of Swiping “Viva La Vida” From Mustachioed Indie Rocker
Oddly, Hoepfner notes that his song’s subject, listening to the radio, would probably be a better fit for an iTunes ad than Coldplay singing about the Crusades. So far he’s not seeking any financial restitution, and he’s even joking that he stole the progression from Zelda on his band’s blog. The similarity is vague enough that I think it’s pretty canny of him to use these similarities as a way of getting the Creaky Boards some publicity, instead of going the more expensive lawsuit route. Probably won’t get them closer to that Apple deal, though.
Coldplay Deny Stealing Song [Guardian]coldplay + itunes steals viva la vida from creaky boards! [YouTube]