Coldplay: Viva La Plagiarism?

Coldplay: Viva La Plagiarism?-photo

Gwyneth Paltrow might want to hire hubby Chris Martin a copyright lawyer. The Coldplay frontman is being called out by a Brooklyn-based indie rock band for his new single's extreme similarity to one of their songs.

Andrew Hoepfner of The Creaky Boards has posted a video on YouTube comparing Coldplay's song "Viva La Vida" with the Boards song called (no, really) "The Songs I Didn't Write."

Hoepfner claims that he and his band performed their prophetically named song at the CMJ Music Festival in October of 2007. During the show, he says the band noticed that Martin appeared to be in the audience. Perhaps with some sort of recording device?

"We were flattered when we thought we spotted Chris Martin in the crowd that night. He seemed pretty into it! ...Maybe TOO into it," Hoepfner writes in his video's text.

Coldplay's spokesgroupie says that Hoepfner's theory is impossible. He claims that demos for "Viva La Vida" were cut in March of 2007 and that Chris Martin was recording in London during the CMJ Festival.

Whatever the truth is, Hoepfner writes that he wishes the band "the best of luck" and that "if they ever want to collaborate, I've got some microphones we could use in my bedroom."

No hard feelings there. What a great guy!

 

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  • bawwow
    bawwow

    Chris Martin is sexy

  • missamericandream
    missamericandream

    Man, Coldplay's album is so good! I recommend it for anyone who likes their old albums. I cant stop listening!

  • dancingqueen
    dancingqueen

    our world likes to blow things out of proportion

  • hwoodgrrl
    hwoodgrrl

    Can we say, someone wants some publicity for their crappy band

  • moonshine
    moonshine

    Great minds think alike.

  • ballier88
    ballier88

    Its nothing like Coldplays song

  • mynameisearl
    mynameisearl

    It's called "The Songs I Didn't Write"?? HAHA that's awesome!