Kudos to The Daily Swarm for keeping track of Fox News for us. We tend to shy away from their brand of muckraking because we like to think of our tastes as a bit more couth and less sensationalistic. But we couldn't pass up on another bit of news surrounding the whole Joe Satriani Vs. Coldplay fiasco.
As you should already know by now, Coldplay has been accused of ripping the melody for "Viva La Vida" (for the second time) from Satriani's "If I Could Fly".
Well, according to Fox, Satriani and his lawyers have been trying to bring the case to court, but claim that Coldplay has dodged being served. And where, when and how do his lawyers propose to catch the rascally band? To quote: "The Grammys are the easiest forum at which to strike while the iron is hot."
While Satriani has stood by his claim that Coldplay lifted his 2004 instrumental, the band has vehemently disputed this, issuing a rebuke on their website. But that hasn’t stopped Satriani or his attorney Howard King of King Paterno et al. King has promised "a fleet of process servers lined up to dog the band everywhere they go this weekend in the hopes of serving them" and also warned Coldplay's British lawyers that they with have camera crews roaming around with the process servers to get the whole thing on tape.
Finally, something exciting to look forward to at this year's Grammys.