Viva La Litigation. Satriani sues Coldplay over riff

Back on Oct 31, I wrote up a post when I found some videos that show a comparison between ColdPlay’s “Viva La Vida”, and Creakyboard’s “The Songs I didn’t Write”. I also included another set of videos that has a comparison of Joe Satriani’s “If I Could Fly”, a nicely done instrumental song, and ColdPlay’s song. Here’s the kicker, Satriani is now suing ColdPlay over the riff used.

For those who missed out on the first posting of this, here is the video again:

Comparison of “Viva La Vida” and “If I Could Fly”

If you listen to it, you can definitely hear the similarities, to the point that makes you say “hey, that’s the same”.

This reminds me of the time when Vanilla Ice took a riff from Queen and said “oh it’s not the same, there’s goes like this *insert_Queen’s_under_pressure* and mine’s goes like this *insert_Ice_Ice_Baby*. The difference, one beat. Yep, one beat, and Vanilla Ice lost. Yep, he lost. The first in a series, but I’m getting off topic now.

Now I wonder if Creaky Boards will follow suit with a law suit because of their song, the structure is nearly identical in many ways.

I wonder what the name of the case will be between Satriani and ColdPlay, “The Riffs I Didn’t Write”?