Joe Satriani Files Lawsuit Against Coldplay

MTV News and other sources are reporting that international guitar icon Joe Satriani filed a lawsuit last Thursday accusing Coldplay of copyright infringement. The suit alleges that the title track from the hugely popular U.K. rock band's Grammy-nominated album Vida la Vida incorporates "substantial original portions" of Satriani's 2004 instrumental, "If I Could Fly."
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What do you think? Assess the similarity between the songs by seeking out mash-ups of the two on or other sites and judging for yourself.

Then again, some music afficionados are claiming that both acts were beat to the same general melody and harmony by Cat Stevens in the early-'70s, when the singer released "Love/Heaven."