Coldplay hit back against accusations they copied another artist's work for the hit Viva La Vida.
In a statement released in New York, the British band responded to a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by guitarist Joe Satriani last week.
That claim alleges the Grammy-nominated song contains "substantial, original portions" of Satriani's 2004 song, If I Could Fly.
Coldplay said: "If there are any similarities between our two pieces of music, they are entirely coincidental, and just as surprising to us as to him."
The Coldplay statement goes on to say: "Joe Satriani is a great musician, but he did not write the song Viva La Vida.
"We respectfully ask him to accept our assurances of this and wish him well with all future endeavours."Reuse content