Coldplay is being sued for plagiarizing "substantial original portions" of Viva La Vida. The suit is being filed by guitarist Joe Satriani. According to NME (via the BBC), The guitarist is seeking a jury trial, and wants to be awarded "any and all profits" Coldplay have made from the song.
He claims the song was ripped off his 2004 song If I Could Fly.
Did Coldplay copy Joe Satriani?