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.