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Plagiarism lawsuit inspiring Chris to ink better songs

Published: Friday, May 22, 2009, 11:29 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Washington (ANI): Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed that a plagiarism lawsuit against the band is working as an inspiration for him to ink better songs. The group were served with a lawsuit by musician Joe Satriani, who alleged the rockers lifted his 2004 instrumental, 'I Just Wanna Fly,' for the basic melody of 'Viva La Vida'.

Frontman Martin, who has previously disputed the claim, said on the band's website that the court case was instead driving him to produce finer tunes. "Some people are suing us at the moment and although it was initially a bit depressing, now it's become really inspiring," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

"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," he added.

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