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Guitarist says Coldplay plagarized parts of song

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A noted guitarist has sued members of Coldplay, claiming the band's smash hit "Viva La Vida" copied parts of one of his songs.

The copyright infringement lawsuit by Joe Satriani was filed Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles.

The 52-year-old claims Coldplay copied "substantial, original portions" of his 2004 song, "If I Could Fly." The Coldplay hit was nominated for a Grammy this week.

Representatives for the band and their label, Capitol Records, did not return calls seeking comment on Friday.