Coldplay have been nominated for seven Grammys this Sunday, and Viva La Vida is tipped to win big as is the album it comes from.
However Fox News are reporting today that Coldplay may be looking over their shoulders this Grammy weekend. The reason is that a lawyer representing musician Joe Satriani is sending teams of process servers all over town to hand them a plagiarism lawsuit. Satriani filed a copyright infringement suit in Los Angeles on December 4, one day after Coldplay was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, including record of the year for "Viva La Vida". He is seeking a jury trial, damages and "any and all profits" attributable to the alleged copyright infringement.
Satriani's attorney Howard King of King Paterno et al. says, "We have warned their British lawyers that we have hired a fleet of process servers lined up to dog the band everywhere they go this weekend in the hopes of serving them." King even promises to have camera crews roaming around with the process servers to get the whole thing on tape.