Coldplay Settle Joe Satriani Lawsuit
Last December, perennial Guitar Player cover subject Joe Satriani sued Coldplay, claiming that the British band ripped off significant portions of his song "If I Could Fly" in their world-conquering mega-hit "Viva La Vida". Coldplay denied the claim, repeatedly insisting in statements and interviews that the song was theirs and theirs alone.
Unfortunately, we're never going to get to see the sublime spectacle of Satriani and Chris Martin screaming at each other in a courtroom. TwentyFourBit points to this Justia News report, and Billboard confirms, that Coldplay have settled the lawsuit.