As you know, Coldplay is in the middle of a nasty lawsuit with guitarist Joe Satriani, who claims that their hit song “Viva La Vida” is a rip-off of his 2004 track “If I Could Fly.”
But rather than get angry about the claims, Chris Martin is taking it all in stride. He says the lawsuit has even inspired him to become a better singer!
In an interview that appears on Coldplay.com, Martin says,
"Some people are suing us at the moment and although it was initially a bit depressing, now it's become really inspiring.”
He added: "You think, 'Right, if everyone's trying to take away our best song, then we'd better write 25 better ones'. And so just at the point where I was thinking about getting fat and becoming complacent, I've been finding more inspiration. Now we've got more to prove than ever before."
Way to think positive! It’s not easy to be accused of stealing material from another talented musician. But it sounds like Chris is trying to let this one roll off his back, and move forward!