Tagged: Joe Satriani

IM Solipsist – Are You Reading This?

In his opening column, Michael Cranston — the IM Solipsist — voices meta-concerns of how to be interesting in a market already grossly oversaturated in blogs and opinions to Tripwire Editor Derek Evers. read more »

POSTED May 19, 2009 3:10PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

Chris Martin's New Best Friend Plays Los Angeles For First Time In 33 Years

Yusuf Islam (nee Cat Stevens) played the El Rey in Los Angeles Monday for an acoustic, invite-only show. Most of the tracks played live were off his new full-length Roadsinger, the singer’s second release in thirty years. read more »

POSTED May 13, 2009 10:54AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,

Coldplay To Stevens And Satriani: We Didn't Copy You!

Coldplay has said enough is enough with all the copy-catting banter that has been circulating around their song “Viva La Vida”. As we previously reported, both Cat Stevens and Joe Satriani have accused the pop-rock musicians of ripping off their music. The band has adamantly denied the accusations and now Will Champion, the band’s drummer, has a message for them both: “there are only eight notes in an octave and no one owns them.” read more »

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Not Again: Coldplay Now Accused By Cat Stevens Of Plagiarism

Even though Stevens doesn’t seem interested in pushing legal action against Coldplay, let this be a note to Chris Martin while in the studio: Just let Jon Hopkins and Brian Eno write all of your songs. read more »

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Weeks Away From Album Release, Chickenfoot Sells Out All Nine Debut Shows

They announced their formation barely a month ago and their debut album doesn’t come out for another five weeks, but apparently the buzz around “supergroup” Chickenfoot is so great that they’ve managed to sell out all nine road-test shows they had planned for the month of May. read more »

POSTED April 24, 2009 10:21AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , ,

Coldplay Continues To Deny Satriani's Accusations, This Time In Federal Court

They denied it to their fans, they denied it to the press and now they’re denying it to the judge — Coldplay went on the record in federal court with their stance that no part of “Viva La Vida” was copied or borrowed from guitarist Joe Satriani’s “If I Could Fly.” read more »


Satriani Puts Legal Issues To Bed And Starts "Supergroup" Chickenfoot

In the shadows of the recently formed Tinted Windows, yet another supergroup is taking form, featuring members of Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Joe Satriani. read more »

POSTED March 26, 2009 3:09PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , ,

Greatest Song At This Moment – The White Stripes "We're Going To Be Friends"

I hate making Beatles references, but I must: I always laugh when people scoff at Ringo’s abilities. While he wasn’t the greatest drummer in the world, if he wasn’t there, then they wouldn’t be the Beatles. Everything would sound different. That’s the way that band’s chemistry worked to create art greater than the sum of the contributing parts. “Greater than the sum of their parts” is what the White Stripes are all about. read more »

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Satriani's Lawyers To Coldplay: We Will Dog You All Grammy Weekend To Serve You Court Papers

Kudos to The Daily Swarm for keeping track of Fox News for us. We tend to shy away from their brand of muckraking because we like to think of our tastes as a bit more couth and less sensationalistic. But we couldn’t pass up on another bit of news surrounding the whole Joe Satriani Vs. Coldplay fiasco. read more »

POSTED February 4, 2009 7:54PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

Biggest News Stories Of 2008, #4 – Coldplay Accused Of Plagiarism… Twice

With no rhyme or reason, our editorial staff chooses the top 10 biggest music-related news stories of 2008. Coming in at #4: Coldplay Accused Of Ripping Off “Viva La Vida”. read more »

POSTED December 30, 2008 11:22PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,