Joe Satriani May Give The Grammy Red Carpet A Little Something Extra This Sunday
‘s copyright-infringement lawsuit against Coldplay—who, the guitarist claims, ripped off his song “If I Could Fly” on the Grammy-nominated title track from their Grammy-nominated album Viva La Vida—is still supposed to proceed, but there’s been one problem: The process servers who are supposed to serve Coldplay with the j’accuse outlining the terms of the lawsuit haven’t been able to catch up with Chris Martin and his merry men just yet. So what’s a lawyer to do? How about unleashing those process servers on a splashy red-carpet event that his client’s target is sure to be at, thanks to said target maybe picking up a boatload of awards that evening?
But that hasn’t stopped Satriani or his attorney Howard King of King Paterno et al. The firm claims that Coldplay has dodged being served, and that the Grammys are the easiest forum at which to strike while the iron is hot.
King says, “We have warned their British lawyers that we have hired a fleet of process servers lined up to dog the band everywhere they go this weekend in the hopes of serving them.”
King even promises to have camera crews roaming around with the process servers to get the whole thing on tape.
Now, given that the news comes from Fox 411’s notoriously factually challenged Roger Friedman—who, true to form, refers to the Satriani song as “I Just Wanna Fly” in this particular news item—King could have been saying that he was going to process his client’s credit card, or that he was just about to return a serve at a tennis lesson and could he maybe call Friedman back later. But wouldn’t the whole idea of a process server crashing the Grammys’ red carpet be kind of hilarious in the RIAA’s post-litigation era? At the very least, it would scare the collagen out of Lisa Rinna.
For those of you who need a refresher course in the dispute, here is the accusatory video:
(Also, how sad is it that Martin, the frontman for one of the biggest-selling rock bands of right now, has to be referred to as “Gwyneth’s hubby” in order to squeeze out clicks from the music-averse masses?)