It looks like Coldplay is going to get served after all. Joe Satriani's lawyers plan on dogging the band until they finally catch Coldplay and plan on serving them with a full on lawsuit at teh Grammys because Joe Satriani believes that "Viva La Vida" sounds way too much like "If I Could Fly".
Coldplay has vehemently denied any plagiarism but if you listen to both songs, they do sound terribly alike. Looks like Chris Martin might avoid showing up at the Grammys altogether because Joe Satriani's people plan on catching all of this on tape.
Take a listen to both versions and decide for yourself if Joe Satriani is justified.