Remember how on Coldplay’s last album they got done by Kraftwerk for ripping - note for note – the melody from Computer Love for their single Talk? Chris Martin had already rather given the game away by telling interviewers that “I’d been listening to loads of Kraftwerk when we recorded this record”.

Bizarrely, the same thing might be about to happen as Joe Satriani is now suing them, claiming that their Viva La Vida single rips one of his interminable instrumental guitar workouts. Seems unlikely at first, but then given that Martin was a self-professed teenage music geek, it’s quite possible that he was down with ‘neo-classical heavy metal instrumentalist’ Satriani back in the early nineties. Having worked in a guitar shop around that time I can vouch for how surprisingly popular that clown was...