Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay, claiming the band's song Viva La Vida uses one of his riffs.
In court papers filed in Los Angeles on 4 December 2008, Satriani says Coldplay's song used "substantial original portions" of his 2004 instrumental If I Could Fly. The song featured on Satriani's album Is There Love In Space?
Satriani, 52, wants a jury trial and is seeking damages and "any and all profits" for the alleged plagiarism.
MusicRadar predicted this six months ago, but will a jury really believe that Coldplay listen to Joe Satriani for inspiration?
We think it's highly unlikely…
Make your own mind up via this Satriani vs Coldplay mashup.