“If there are any similarities between our two pieces of music, they are entirely coincidental, and just as surprising to us as to him,” Coldplay said in a statement.

Satriani filed a copyright infringement suit against the Grammy-nominated British band Dec. 4, claiming “Viva La Vida” incorporates “substantial original portions” of his 2004 instrumental.

He is seeking a jury trial, damages and “any and all profits” attributable to the alleged copyright infringement, according to Reuters.

In turn, Coldplay said, “Joe Satriani is a great musician, but he did not write the song ‘Viva La Vida.’ We respectfully ask him to accept our assurances of this and wish him well with his future endeavors.”