Since Joe Satriani spoke publicily about his lawsuit against the band Coldplay, the band Coldplay themselves wrote a statement on their official website, responding to the Satch very briefly.
The band Coldplay denies ripping off “Viva La Vida” from Satch’s song “If I Could Fly”, and claims it was coincidental. The band asks the Satch to accept it for what it is and to move on. The band respects the Satch as the legend he is and they have nothing personal against the man either.
From Coldplay’s official website:
I actually agree with Coldplay that it’s coincidental. I mean, when you’re writing a song, you never know if your song will sound exactly like another song out there. It’s because the world of music is so strong and powerful, that it’s so hard to write a song that is not similar to other music. Writing songs that sounds similar to other songs happens all the time. It’s pretty normal.
I don’t see the Satch dropping the lawsuit against Coldplay. Satch will want to fight this thing. Can I say that Satch is a bit jealous of Coldplay? Did the Satch sue Coldplay out of jealousy?
Coldplay is a band that sold millions of records every album they did while Joe Satriani was only huge for one album which “Surfing With the Alien” is Satch’s most popular album, it was the album that made Satriani big and famous anyway. Satriani’s other albums weren’t big sellers.
Come on Satch. Have a heart around Christmas and catch Chris Martin a break. Chris and Gwyneth have a family for Christmas and Satch shouldn’t ruin their Christmas by taking everything away from them. Do what’s right Joe, bury the hatchet with Coldplay!! Joe is better than this!