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SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:39 am
by Bryceybhoy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7766683.stm

Mikey....did you know about this yesterday? I bet you did!

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:59 am
by notavirtuoso
I wondering if he'd get around to doing that. What's funny is that a few years ago I read or heard Joe asked what music he was currently listening to and he said he was digging Coldplay. Guess they dig him too.

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:23 am
by al
yea he likes coldplay aparently... well used to at least.... i cuda said " well he sued to at least"

how clever for a pun in a a typo!!

but yeah he was asked months ago about this and he said the lawers were dealing with it, dont know why its getting so publicised now all of a sudden, coldplay have about 12 lawsuits from the new cd too or something

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:02 am
by teokiatuan
WTF

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:06 am
by MikeB7070
Well, I'm not suprised. Melody and chord progression are very similar, granted the overall sound is different. I have a hard time believing it was entirely intentional, but the two songs are pretty close. Oh well...I always thought Coldplay was a 3rd rate U2 anyway, but in a good way... :D

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:59 am
by lydian2000
MikeB7070 wrote:I always thought Coldplay was a 3rd rate U2 anyway, but in a good way... :D
:lol:

Couldn't agree more.


:peace

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:52 am
by b2
Could it also be the record company Sony who want a more clear law on cases like this?
"Is There Love In Space" is released on Sony, I dont know who Coldplay are using.

I dont believe Satriani himself wants a long case on this, but maybe Sony has told
him to "just go for it" and are supporting him 100% ?

Of course Satriani himself also maybe want a more clear law on such cases.
But maybe not so easy to define a very clear law on this...

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:09 am
by KayeM
I don't think its purposeful, but there is definitely a very large similarity between them.
Its hard to know what to think but sometimes it can just be that the writer is unaware that they have heard the melody before and it subconsciously comes out in the music..
Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:31 am
by Big Bad Bill
I've just had a row with a my other half (not for much longer!) about this issue. She says that she doesn't want the money that paid she for the Coldplay single going to Satch because she was buying Coldplay's version of the song not Satch's. But she says she's happy for the royalties of that song to go to Satch because that would be the usual process if they had used part of his song. She says if Satch's song was as 'good as' Coldplay's version, why wasn't Satch at the top of the charts?! :roll: Anybody care to comment?

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:15 am
by Desert_Runner
Big Bad Bill wrote:She says if Satch's song was as 'good as' Coldplay's version, why wasn't Satch at the top of the charts?!
1. Because Coldplay are already famous (a lot moreso than Satch)
2. It has lyrics, and therefore is easier to listen to (I don't get this one myself)
3. I'd have to check this one, but Coldplay's song is probably a lot newer
4. Coldplay were expected to release a new album (Viva la Vida) and they had the media attention on them.

Cue rant about how pop music sucks.

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:37 am
by GYiakoumi
couldn't you just say it's because Coldplay are mainstream?

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:53 am
by al
the nail just hit the hammer right there yiakoumi, your not just a hat rack after all

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:52 am
by wasoota
Wow, I was hoping a while back that it was all just a rumor. This has got to be a new absolute low point for Satch. You know you're really out of ideas when you start calling lawyers to generate revenue for you. Words can't describe how disappointed I am in the man. Just how f'ing original does he think he still is? It's one of his most trivial, pop-ish songs ever, inconceivable that the pop-megamarket could have come up with the same five notes and chords as well. Dear God. And then the old American lawyer bully-tactics: Jury trial, "any and all profits". I'm disgusted.

Maybe if his writing hadn't degenerated to the level of top40 pop songs he wouldn't feel he was being ripped off every time he turns the car radio on. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. I feel much the way he apparently does when I listen to his recent albums, but about him.

This guy practically created the instrumental guitar genre on his own, for years, he was the cutting edge. Obviously those times are long gone now and we can look forward to him quibbling with Britney Spears and Puff Daddy over chord progressions and chorus melody. Way to go Satch.

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:58 am
by precario
wasoota wrote:Wow, I was hoping a while back that it was all just a rumor. This has got to be a new absolute low point for Satch. You know you're really out of ideas when you start calling lawyers to generate revenue for you. Words can't describe how disappointed I am in the man. Just how f'ing original does he think he still is? It's one of his most trivial, pop-ish songs ever, inconceivable that the pop-megamarket could have come up with the same five notes and chords as well. Dear God. And then the old American lawyer bully-tactics: Jury trial, "any and all profits". I'm disgusted.

Maybe if his writing hadn't degenerated to the level of top40 pop songs he wouldn't feel he was being ripped off every time he turns the car radio on. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. I feel much the way he apparently does when I listen to his recent albums, but about him.

This guy practically created the instrumental guitar genre on his own, for years, he was the cutting edge. Obviously those times are long gone now and we can look forward to him quibbling with Britney Spears and Puff Daddy over chord progressions and chorus melody. Way to go Satch.
A little bit agressive, but I kinda agree with you on this one.

Re: SATRIANI SUES COLDPLAY

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:38 am
by wasoota
Yeah, sorry. This just strikes a chord. (no pun or lawsuit intended :roll: )