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Coldplay offers free album download

Getty Images Coldplay has a present for you.

Chris Martin and company recently announced they'd be giving away copies of the live album LeftRightLeftRightLeft to every fan who attends this summer's Viva La Vida tour.

Now it turns out you don't even have to leave the house. You can have the album even if you don't like Colplay enough to shell out for concert tickets but do like them enough to accept free stuff.


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Cat Stevens says Coldplay stole 'Viva La Vida' from him, not Joe Satriani

Getty Images The line up for claiming you wrote Coldplay's Viva La Vida is to the left. No shoving.

Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, says the oddly disputed track was inspired by his Foreigner Suite, from 1973.

Recently, guitarist Joe Satriani said he was suing the band because Viva La Vida sounded way too similar to his 2004 track If I Could Fly.

Joe says the song incorporates "substantial portions" from If I Could Fly and is seeking "any and all profits."

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Coldplay disses Satriani in plagiarism case

Getty Images So, Coldplay are denying that they copied bits of Viva la Vida from Joe Satriani's If I Could Fly.

The band's legal team filed court papers this week saying any similarities between Viva la Vida and the rock guitarist's 2004 instrumental track are not enough to warrant damages. On top of that, they allege that Satriani's song "lacks originality" and should not receive copyright protection.

Satriani, as you probably know, is suing Coldplay for any and all profits from the hit track.

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