What does everyone think about this Coldplay/Joe Satriani fiasco that has dominated web-based discussion throughout this past week? I think it's pretty absurd to contend that Chris Martin and co. purposefully stole this riff from Satriani given that Brian Eno, one of the most respected names in sound engineering produced Viva La Vida. With a man of his stature at the helm, you think he would lead Coldplay down this path of indelible scrutiny unless he sure the band's work maintained unique properties from Satriani's "If I Could Fly"? Also, when was the last time you think the guys from Coldplay listened to Joe Satriani? Satriani's music has as much influence on Coldplay as Insane Clown Posse.
Below is the video that is sweeping across YouTube.