1. Cat Stevens May Sue Coldplay: 'It Depends On How Well Satriani Does'

    May 05, 2009 12:01 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Cat Stevens agreed on Monday that the Coldplay song, "Viva La Vida," sounds like one of his 1973 songs, but he stopped short of saying he would sue for plagiarism. "My son brought it to my attention and said: 'Doesn't that sound like 'Foreigner…

  2. Coldplay Denies Satriani's Copying Claim In Court

    April 07, 2009 7:03 AM EDT Coldplay has denied in federal court that it copied parts of Joe Satriani's music for its hit song, "Viva La Vida." In a response filed in Los Angeles on Monday, attorneys for Coldplay's band members also argued that any similarities between "Viva La Vida" and…

  3. Coldplay Hitting Amphitheatres On Summer Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:05 PM EST Coldplay will kick off a North American summer tour July 10 at the Amphitheater at Clark County in Portland, Ore. So far, 14 dates are set through early August, with more to be announced. Tickets for concerts in San Diego, Toronto, Charlotte, N.C. and Raleigh, N.C., go on sale Feb. 13. Tampa,…

  4. Coldplay Responds To Satriani Lawsuit

    December 09, 2008 3:17 PM EST Coldplay has responded to Joe Satriani's copyright infringement lawsuit over its song "Viva La Vida," which he claims contains" substantial, original portions" of his 2004 track "If I Could Fly." "If there are any similarities between our two pieces of…

  5. Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay For Plagiarism

    December 05, 2008 10:08 AM EST Rock guitarist Joe Satriani has sued British band Coldplay, accusing the Grammy-nominated stars of plagiarizing one of his songs. Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed yesterday (Dec. 4) in Los Angeles federal court, claims the Coldplay song "Viva La Vida" incorporates …

  6. Flea, Johnny Marr On New Frusciante Album

    November 12, 2008 11:55 AM EST Guitarist Johnny Marr and bassist Flea are among the guests on Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante's new album, "The Empyrean," due Jan. 20 via Record Collection. The Sonus Quartet and the New Dimension Singers also make appearances on the follow-up to 2005's …

  7. Flea, Johnny Marr On New Frusciante Album

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Johnny Marr and bassist Flea are among the guests on Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante's new album, "The Empyrean," due Jan. 20 via Record Collection. Guitarist Johnny Marr and bassist Flea are among the guests on Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John…

  8. Satriani, Hagar, Anthony, Smith Hit The Studio

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After playing together live for the first time last February during a solo Sammy Hagar concert in Las Vegas, a new group featuring the ex-Van Halen vocalist, bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Sat After playing together live for the first time last February during a solo Sammy Hagar…

  9. Adopting a moniker like "Satchafunkilus" for an

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Adopting a moniker like "Satchafunkilus" for an album persona invites expectations of intense wallowing related to the funk persuasion. Adopting a moniker like "Satchafunkilus" for an album persona invites expectations of intense wallowing related to the funk persuasion.…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards…

  11. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. returns to rock, the Black Keys team up with Danger Mouse, Moby cooks up the soundtrack to a night out in New York, Sun Kil Moon ruminates on matters of the heart and Trina stands up for the si The latest album from country veteran George Strait, "Troubadour" (MCA Nashville).…

  12. Smith Keeps Rocking During Chili Peppers Break

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST With his regular band and at least four side projects, Chad Smith is making his case as the hardest working man -- or at least drummer -- in show biz these days. With his regular band and at least four side projects, Chad Smith is making his case as the hardest working man -- or at least…

  13. Joe Satriani Completes Album, Plots Tour

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Joe Satriani is near completion on his 12th studio album. While an album title and release date are still pending, tickets for an album-supporting U.K. tour are moving briskly. Guitarist Joe Satriani is near completion on his 12th studio album. While an album title and release date…

  14. Guy, Randolph Set For Experience Hendrix Tour

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are among the star guitarist confirmed to appear on the five-city Experience Hendrix tour. The outing begins Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C. Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are among the star guitarist…

  15. JOE SATRIANI, "Surfing With The Alien: Legacy Edition"

    August 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave to pop-punk to indie rock to grindcore to garage rock, have done wonders for the art of power chords and riffs. The last 15 years of guitar-based music, from grunge to nu-new wave to pop-punk to indie rock to grindcore to…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Texas rap titans UGK return with a new album after a five-year layoff, Bruce Hornsby makes his first foray into instrumental jazz with the help of two esteemed players and Kat DeLuna quickly makes her A new album from rock combo Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, "This Is Somewhere" …

  17. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the stage, including r 2006 - An eclectic mix of artists are on display during the sixth annual Jammy Awards…

  18. Steve Miller Raids Archives, Gets Jazzy

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With a 30th anniversary edition of Steve Miller's "Fly Like an Eagle" due out this month, can the same treatment for its follow-up, "Book of Dreams," be far behind? Probably not, says Miller. With a 30th anniversary edition of Steve Miller's "Fly Like an…

  19. Jammys Offer Eclectic Musical Mix

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth annual Jammy Awards at New York's the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing combinations hit the st An eclectic mix of artists were on display last night (April 20) during the sixth…

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The third solo album from Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen, a covers album from country icon Wilie Nelson, a long-awaited comprehensive Pretenders boxed set and a reconfigured version of post-punk le The long-overdue North American debut of U.K. rock act Grand National's first album, …

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