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Coldplay's Chris Martin lands in lawsuit over plagiarism
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Washington (ANI): Coldplay's lead vocalist Chris Martin and his band members are being served with a lawsuit by musician Joe Satriani over plagiarism. In the lawsuit, Satriani claims that Coldplay lifted his 2004 instrumental, "I Just Wanna Fly," for the basic melody of "Viva La Vida," which Coldplay in turn has disputed, with a rebuke on their website.
But that hasn't stopped Satriani or his attorney Howard King of King Paterno, from claiming that Coldplay has dodged being served, and that the Grammys are the easiest forum at which to strike while the iron is hot. "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," Fox News quoted King as saying.
King has even promised to have camera crews roaming around with the process servers to get the whole thing on tape.