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Coldplay Joked About Song Theft Before Lawsuit- Terrorist Attacks Can't Stop Music- Ben Harper's New Gig- Johnny Marr In The Cribs- Eminem Leak and more


12/09/2008
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(antiMusic) It may be a joke to Coldplay but Satch might have the last laugh. For those that missed the news Joe Satriani taking Coldplay to court for plagiarism. Today we were sent a link to actual footage of Chris Martin joking about "Moe Batriani" and insisting Coldplay didn't steal the song. What's interesting is that Martin made the quip long before Satch sued Coldplay. The clip is from the Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music concert that Coldplay taped in October. Watch it here You'll find Martin's quote at about the 3:30 mark.

Terrorism can't stop music. British rock band Jethro Tull and Indian musician Anoushka Shankar hope to get Mumbai back on its feet with a concert on Friday, barely a week after at least 171 people were killed in militant attacks in the city.more

Ben Harper has unveiled his new Blues/Rock band Relentless7, with a handful of club dates this month in advance of the band's debut release. more

The Cribs will play their first live shows of the new year in February, when they embark on an intimate road trip with new member Johnny Marr. The band have confirmed just a handful of gigs, that will be held in Glasgow, Manchester, Bradford and London. more

Is it a new Eminem song in which Dr Dre will guest rap, or a new Dr Dre song in which Em (in the guise of Slim Shady) appears? That's the mystery surrounding the song Number One which has just leaked online check it

Dennis Yost, lead singer of the 1960s group the Classics IV, has died in an Ohio hospital. He was 65.more

Haste The Day drummer Devin Chaulk has announced his forthcoming exit from the band to pursue a higher calling. "My departure is not for ill will, lack of desire or even old age. (Even though I AM getting old). I am leaving Haste The Day to better fulfill my calling as a husband and pursue a career in full-time ministry." more

The BBC really stretches it when they call Britney Spears a singer. That being said, she's expected to have six more opportunities to potentially mime for UK fans who don't mind paying for such things. BBC reports: Britney will play a further six concerts at London's O2 Arena in June, in addition to the two previously announced. more

Giant Drag frontwoman Annie Hardy has revealed that she is suffering from fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that can make your whole body ache. "Basically I'm in dull to gnarly pain all the time, and I'm supposed to be doing physical therapy three times a week but can't afford it," Hardy said in an interview.more

Morrissey has announced a full UK tour next year, after originally confirming just three shows last week. Now the former Smiths star will perform 12 gigs during May 2009 more

Johnny Cash Podcast Episode 1: Host Rodney Crowell sets the stage for the historic Johnny Cash concerts performed at Folsom Prison, June 13, 1968. Folsom inmate Miller Deadman and Corrections Officer Jim Brown, who were in the cafeteria that day tell the history of the institution, daily life of the prisoners and what it meant to them when The Man in Black came calling. Songs included: Folsom Prison Blues, Busted, Dark as a Dungeon, John Henry. Check it out here

For those who say think Faith Hill stinks: The country singer will release a perfume in late 2009 through Coty, a fragrance maker, the company said. more

Lady Sovereign checks in with the following message and early Christmas gift: Just to let you know I'm alive! Today you can hear the first track "I Got You Dancing" from my new album. I'm giving it away for free at my website and myspace, call it an early Christmas gift! I just finished writing the new album in London, it's going to release on April 6th 2009. The album is the next chapter, it's a massive leap forward for mankind!!! Grab the song here!

iTunes has selected Shontelle song "T-Shirt" as the best POP Single of 2008. The track comes from her album "Shontelligence," which was released on November 18th. more

Funeral Party's "Bootleg EP" is available at all digital retailers including iTunes and those other ones that about four people use. A debut full length album, which is being recorded in December and January at The Mars Volta's studio in Los Angeles, is expected to be released on April 21, 2009.

Dirty Pretty Things have announced their final show. The band will wrap things up with a gig on Saturday, December 20th at the Astoria 2 in London. more

You can lobby Big Brother! The Canadian Copyright Board has announced it will raise the tax on blank compact discs to 29 cents (US$0.23), a 38% increase. more

Brother Von Doom, Woe Of Tyrants, and Adversary will be touring together in January and February. dates

Evile Guitarist Ol Drake's Jaw Wired Shut For 2 Weeks. He write: "a few weeks on now and I'm slowly recovering. Lost some weight from the difficulty in eating, trying to get energy back as much as possible. The wound on my chin turned out to be infected, so got anti biotics on that. Went to the maxillofacial.......thing at the hospital today (eventually got an appointment) and they've wired my jaw shut for two weeks. I was told this should have been done straight away (at A&E in Rotterdam) but it wasn't. It's apparently slightly too late for the wiring to work to full effect (?) but they've done it anyway. I look forward to more inability to consume food stuffs. please send all 2 week silence jokes to my myspace page. I allow everyone to laugh and/or call me Jaws"

Bob Spiers, who directed sitcom Absolutely Fabulous and episodes of Dad's Army and Fawlty Towers, dies at the age of 63.more

The previously reported air date for former Korn guitarist turned solo artist Brian "Head" Welch's L.A. Ink appearance has been moved to December 11.more

Testament will be joined by former Megadeth/King Diamond guitarist Glen Drover for their New Year's Eve appearance at Fat City in San Francisco, California. more

Black Lips have announced details of a North American tour, kicking off February 26 in Birmingham, AL. The Atlanta band are currently gearing up for the release of their new album '200 Million Thousand', set to come out February 24 on Vice records. more

Our friends over at MusicRadar has this interesting opportunity for Bon Jovi fans: In between dodging disgruntled Red Sox fans waving around $400 billion lawsuits while attempting to take over Hollywood one film score at a time, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora is stopping by to talk to MusicRadar next week. And, as ever, we're giving you the chance to ask the questions… - Have fun!



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