The 52-year-old guitar god says in a lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles that Coldplay copied "substantial, original portions" of his 2004 track "If I Could Fly." He's looking for a hefty payout and/or an order blocking the band from performing or releasing "Viva la Vida" in the future.
So far Coldplay is mum on the latest accusation of foul play. And no word whether Satriani will take aim at Creaky Boards next.
Take a listen after the jump and decide for yourself: