Coldplay Accused Of Plagiarism On Youtube


Posted June 20, 2008 - By Frank Meyer

Check out the above video by band called Creaky Boards. The clip plays one of their tunes that sounds frighteningly like the new Coldplay single, “Viva La Vida," that you’ve seen in that iTunes commercial from their hit album of the same name.

The singer, Andrew Hoepfner, introduces himself and plays both songs back to back, noting the similarities and pointing out that Coldplay singer/songwriter Chis Martin attended one of the band’s show last year.


"We totally refute their claims, and there are two facts that make it easy to disprove them," said Coldplay spokesman Murray Chalmers. "First, on the night in October when the band say Chris Martin was watching them, he was actually working at the Air Studio in London, and we can prove that. Second, even if he had been at the gig, Viva la Vida was written and demoed seven months before the night in question, so it couldn't possibly have been copied."

Coldplay's Viva La Vida album went straight to No 1 upon it’s release last week and sold over 300,000 copies. That’s a lot of scratch…a lot of scratch that Creaky Boards might be getting a piece of if they get a good lawyer….

Judge for yourself…

Oh…ironically, the Creaky Boards song in question is titled "The Songs I Didn't Write."

FYI, Andrew Hoepfner, is today’s guest in The Loop with Chris Hardwick. Tune in to Attack of the Show @ 7pm EST / 4pm PST.)(

Independent.co.uk: Coldplay are accused of plagiarism by American band

Coldplay Accused Of Plagiarism On Youtube


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