Viva La Vida sounding too similar to Joe Satriani's If I Could Fly
April 16, 2016 3:28am CST
Does this ring a bell? Both Coldplay and Satriani's had long ago reached an out of court settlement on the copyright infringement case. As likely as it can be, I couldn't help but think when I first heard If I could Fly that the similarity between the first part of viva la Vida and his song seemed too much for it to be a random coincidence as Coldplay claims it is. My friend told me about this quite recently. Was quite taken aback when I heard the song initially.