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Coldplay can’t catch a break. The British pop rockers are being sued by Sammie Lee Smith, a self-described “unkown” but “well-talented” songwriter, who claims Chris Martin and co. owe their career to him. According to TMZ, Smith filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accusing the band of cherry-picking his music for the songs “Trouble,” “Clocks,” and “Yellow,” which the band then went on to turn into major hits. Over the last two years, Coldplay have faced similar accusations of plagiarism from Joe Satriani, Yusuf Islam, and Creaky Boards.
Smith is suing the band for an undisclosed sum. Good luck with that.