Coldplay admits lifting Jeff Buckley song, not Joe Satrianis

December 20th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Chris Martin

Melbourne, December 20 (ANI): Coldplays Chris Martin has rubbished claims that the band lifted Joe Satriani’’s If I Could Fly, but confessed being inspired by a Jeff Buckley song.

The British alternative rock groups frontman admitted their 2000 hit single ”Shiver” had been a Buckley rip-off.

“It’’s a blatant Jeff Buckley attempt,” the Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying on the Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1.

“Not quite as good, that’’s what I think. We were 21 and he was very much a hero, and as with those things it tends to filter through, he added.

Coldplay achieved worldwide fame with the release of their single “Yellow”, followed by their debut album, Parachutes in 2000, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

The bands early material had been compared to acts such as those of Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, U2, and Travis. (ANI)

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