AND, Yusaf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, recently had some beef with the band! He too is claiming that Viva La Vida rips off one of his songs.
Says Martin, "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. Some people are suing us at the moment and although it was initially a bit depressing, now it's become really inspiring."
25 better songs = 25 more lawsuits!
You think they'd learn!
Ever heard of originality?!
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