<a href="http://community.livejournal.com/ti_mixtape/2250.html">MixTape: Coldplay's 'Riffgate'</a>

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The Independent Culture

A fine set-to has blown up between US rock guitarist Joe Satriani and everyone's favourite stadium rockers, Coldplay. The former (aka Professor Satchafunkilus - you know someone means business with a name like that) has accused Britain's favourite stadium rockers of stealing the widdly-woo riff from his song "If I Could Fly", for their song "Viva la Vida", prompting this terse yet ever so polite response from Coldplay. Thankfully with the help of YouTube you can judge for yourself. An enterprising fellow has put together a video with both tracks side by side.