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    Coldplay is in legal trouble for possible copyright-infringement.

    We didn't give the copyright-infringement lawsuit that Joe Satriani filed against Coldplay last week much thought, mainly because we stopped listening to him when his music started sounding like Yanni with a wah-wah pedal.

    But now that Coldplay has issued a statement on the matter (it begins in hilariously tongue-in-cheek fashion with the statement "With the greatest possible respect to Joe Satriani," a phrase that hasn't been uttered before or since), we thought it was high time to raise the perfectly viable question of whether Creaky Boards -- who also accused Coldplay of lifting their melody for "Viva La Vida" earlier this year -- were actually the first band to rip off Joe Satriani.

    We can only keep our fingers crossed that an enterprising individual (like the guy who made the Satriani/Coldplay video) takes it upon himself to post a new mash-up to YouTube that underscores the delicious irony of this situation.

    On a (barely) related note, while researching this piece, we just learned that Satriani is set to form a new supergroup with Sammy Hagar, ex-Van Halen bass player Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith in 2009. Their name? Chickenfoot!

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    Filed Under: Beef, Coldplay, Joe Satriani, Jurisprudence, Music

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