In what is becoming a regular occurrence, Coldplay have found themselves in the middle of a lawsuit again. This time the suit is being brought by songwriter Sammie Lee Smith who claims the band stole three of his songs, "Yellow," "Clocks" and "Trouble", according to sources at ContactMusic today.
The accuser claims to have written all three tracks only to have the band steal all of them from him. Smith claims to have written and recorded 'approximately 100 tapes, each tape containing approximately 40 songs' since 1976, three of them being the ones Coldplay reportedly stole from him.
The songwriter recently filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court. He makes the demand that Coldplay stop playing his alleged songs aka hits. Details of his monetary claim were not revealed.
This isn't the first time Coldplay have been accused of copyright infringement in late 2008 musician Joe Satriani filed a lawsuit against the band claiming the band's single "Viva La Vida", ripped of his 2004 song "If I Could Fly". Coldplay denied any wrong doing and Satriani later dropped the lawsuit. Before the Satriani lawsuit Brooklyn band, Creaky Boards accused the British band of copyright infringement on a Youtube they posted in which they allege the melody for both their song and Coldplay’s new track sound very similar.
More on this new development is at the Coldplay forum here onwards [thanks Caroline_Was_Here]
Pictures of winning auction items in the Coldplay end of decade clearout sale (lo&loud):
There are no comments to display.