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Coldplay, Satriani reach settlement over plagiarism
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(ANI): Band Coldplay has reportedly reached a legal settlement with
guitarist Joe Satriani over a plagiarism lawsuit. The band were
served with a lawsuit by Satriani, who alleged the rockers lifted
his 2004 instrumental, "I Just Wanna Fly," for the basic melody of
"Viva La Vida".
Both the parties were said to have settled the matter, and
copyright infringement lawsuit has been dismissed, reports
Contactmusic. According to Billboard.com, a confession of any
wrongdoing will not be required from the group, who have always
denied the claims.
A statement from the Brits said: "If there are any similarities
between our two pieces of music, they are entirely coincidental,
and just as surprising to us as to him." Both sides declined to
comment about the settlement.