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Will Coldplay Get Served at the Grammys?

Coldplay might get served with legal papers in Joe Satriani's lawsuit during Grammys show Sunday
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Coldplay will be in town this weekend and are scheduled to perform live at the Grammys, Sunday night at Staples Center. But the Brit band might get hit with something besides a round of applause. Guitarist Joe Satriani, who believes the band lifted the melody of their mega-hit (aka overplayed snoozefest) "Viva la Vida" from his nowhere-near-a-hit "If I Could Fly," is prepped to serve them with legal papers, and has a team willing to trail the boys in the band around all weekend because "the Grammys are the easiest forum at which to strike while the iron is hot," reports Fox News. Apparently Coldplay has dodged the servers, so Satriani's legal eagles want to pounce--ideally when the cameras are rolling, giving viewers one reason to tune in to another televised entertainment industry circle jerk. [h/t: Daily Swarm]