Chris Martin

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Just as his band is accused of ripping off someone else's song, Coldplay's Chris Martin says in an interview that he and his bandmates are "the world's worst—but most enthusiastic—plagiarists. We'll try and copy anyone."

Now, we're pretty sure Martin was just being self-deprecating as he and a bandmate discussed trying to write a song like Blur's "Sing" (which is a great song). The point seems to be that great music inspires them and fuels their own creativity.

We're guessing he—and the band's lawyers—are probably wishing he'd said just that instead.

Get the rest of the quote after the jump.

Martin says:

"We're one of the world's worst—but most enthusiastic—plagiarists as a band. We'll try and copy anything but tend to fail, so we come up with something...that sounds like us—only through trying to sound like somebody else."

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