Coldplay Donate 1 Million Pounds

Coldplay have donated 1 million British pounds (about $1.7 million Canadian) to Kids Company, a children's charity that helps disadvantaged children and former young offenders.

The charity's Camila Batmanghelidjh told the band were "moved" by "tough stories" they heard upon visiting the charity's centres, and also have plans to provide music lessons for the kids.

"I got the feeling the donation was something they had planned from the start of their careers," Batmanghelidjh told the website.

The donation comes after instrumental guitarist Joe Satriani settled his plagiarism lawsuit against Coldplay last week.

Satriani sued the band last December, saying Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" used "substantial, original portions" of his "If I Could Fly." "Viva La Vida" is Coldplay's biggest hit to date and Coldplay won a song of the year Grammy Award for the track in February. reports a source close to Satriani told the publication the guitarist and rock band made an agreement to avoid the case going to trial. Legal sources reportedly told the publication both parties reached a financial settlement and Coldplay don't have to admit they did anything wrong.


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