After launching accusations that Coldplay plagiarized his band’s song, Creaky Boards frontman Andrew Hoepfner has now admitted that the allegations might be unfounded. While Coldplay has categorically denied the allegations, Hoepfner recently posted the following retraction at the end of his viral video:
“Well, it appears that Chris was actually recording in London during my October show and Coldplay demoed Viva La Vida in March 2007, before I taught my band “Songs” in June 2007. What’s most likely is that both Chris and I were inspired by The Legend of Zelda’s “Fairy Theme,” causing us to write similiar songs in 2006. What a coincidince! I guess Nintendo’s the big winner. But isn’t it weird how in 2008, an independent artist can make something in their bedroom that receives almost as much attention as EMI’s biggest marketing push of the year?”
In addition to bestowing a Biggest Douche of 2008 nomination, Christine Tarbet has discovered that an acquaintance of the Creaky Boards frontman is claiming the whole scandal is just an uncool publicity stunt.