Posts Tagged ‘coldplay’

Christmas Awesomeness…

29 November, 2010



Can’t wait to see the new viddy from Coldplay. Digging the swinging 6/8 beat at the end there.

Adorable…

1 December, 2009

A hug for Noely G. and a cool jump. Chris Martin used to be so cool…

Cool…

6 August, 2009



Beastie Boys member Adam Yaunch has thanked Jay-Z and Coldplay after both acts paid tribute to him at the recent All Points West festival in New jersey, writes Gigwise today.

The band were forced to pull out of the festival last week after Yaunch, better known as MCA, was diagnosed with cancer. Jay-Z, who replaced the Beastie Boys, began his set with a cover of ‘No Sleep ‘Till Brooklyn’, while Coldplay’s Chris Martin sang an acoustic version of ‘Fight For Your Right (To Party)’. “Saw the Jay-Z cover of ‘No Sleep…’, and the Coldplay one of ‘Fight For Your Right’ from APW on YouTube. Good Shit,” Yaunch said.

In a letter to fans, Yaunch also gave an update on his cancer battle, saying he was “rapidly recovering” from surgery to remove a cancerous tumour in his left salivary gland.

Pretty, Pretty Funny, I Guess…

3 August, 2009

Today’s Noelism: 8/3/09

3 August, 2009



Chris Martin is mad as a brush

Vintage…

30 July, 2009

I miss this Coldplay…

Good Times…

16 July, 2009



Chris Martin once defended Oasis’ Be Here Now by comparing it to x&y, which I totally agree with. This is definitely one of the better songs of the album, a top tune…

This Is…

14 July, 2009

Interesting, I guess…

Greatest Article Ever…

18 June, 2009



About the Coldplay/Satriani lawsuit:

Seeing how he seems like a genuinely humble and all-round decent human being, let’s assume that Chris Martin is as horrified as anyone at the way things have unfolded, writes Vancouver’s straight.com.

Imagine setting out to create something new and boundary-pushing, a reinvention, if you will, of a band that’s easily become the biggest success story of its generation. That’s what the boys of Coldplay did with 2008’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, a record that found them, for the first time, shooting for something higher than ball-less, housewife-friendly alternative pop.

And what happened with that ambitious rebranding project? Well, as every YouTube addict knows, it ended up getting the U.K. quartet sued for plagiarism. To add to the indignity, the plaintiff isn’t a beloved icon (e.g., Neil Young, David Bowie, or Lou Reed) that any self-respecting songwriter would happily cop to ripping off, but instead one of rock ’n’ roll’s most notoriously tasteless musical masturbators.

On the reviled-by-critics front, chrome-domed guitar noodler Joe Satriani ranks right up there with Carrot Top, Uwe Boll, and that French-Canadian skeletor who sang the Titanic song. Chickenfoot fans aside, no one gives a shit about “Satch” in 2009, including the birdhouse- and ashtray-builders who pissed away the ’80s by mastering every note of Surfing With the Alien on air guitar. Despite that, Satriani would have us believe that Coldplay shamelessly ripped off his “If I Could Fly” when it wrote the number-one single “Viva la Vida”.

Going after Coldplay was a brilliant career move. Pre-lawsuit, Satch was a largely forgotten ’80s footnote, primarily known as a perma-wanking penis with ears who never played one note when he could splooge out 20. Taking aim at Martin and company not only proved he wasn’t dead, but also got his name circulating among a new constituency. Suddenly, Satch is a household name in actual houses, as opposed to Whalley Airstreams occupied by people whose idea of formal wear is a T-shirt with a cartoon tuxedo printed on it. The only place where his argument falls down is that no one has listened to Joe Satriani since George Sr. was nailing Barbara’s bush in the White House, making the idea that his genius was somehow ripped off laughable.

Coldplay—which, in addition to Martin, includes those other three guys—was crystal clear about wanting to mix things up on Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. Hell, they even went ahead and enlisted producer Brian Eno, who, despite being every bit as overrated as Daniel Lanois, has somehow tricked the world into thinking he doesn’t make records as much as works of art.

The problem with Viva la Vida, though, was that it didn’t stray far enough from the blueprint that made Coldplay famous. If you’re going to seriously make a move to reposition yourself as musical mavericks, why not go fucking nuts and make something every bit as deliciously insane as the Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus”? Or at least Christina Aguilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man”?

If you really want to freak out the yuppie normaloids who buy your records, ditch the high-school-marching-band Grammy duds that made you look like an Australian’s nightmare. Start dressing in Sprockets-brand black, and rip off the Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come.

Martin might just be able to pull off such a radical reinvention because, as noted, he is by all accounts a decent human being. For a start, he’s honest to a fault. If you didn’t get your wick dipped until you were 22, would you admit it in the pages of Rolling Stone, which the singer happily did? He’s doing his best to make the world a little safer for kids with, umm, odd names like Apple, Orange, and Kumquat, which, truthfully, are only marginally less out-there on the weirdo front than Gwyneth. And along with his bandmates, he not only donates 10 percent of everything Coldplay makes to charity, he does so quietly, which is more than you can say for that eyeliner-addicted blowhard from U2.

Unless he can really reinvent himself the next time, what’s his reward for all of this, besides enough Grammy-shaped doorstops to ensure no crapper portal ever blows shut at Chez Martin? At the moment, it’s the reality that his tombstone might end up reading “I ripped off a guy who once released a record titled Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock.” The indignity. Not to mention the horror.

Hilarious…

15 June, 2009



This has got to be one of the funniest pictures ever, classic…

Cheeky Bastard…

5 June, 2009



I have an ego. But it’s being worked on today. I don’t have it. It’s in the shop.

Liam’s Gem: 5/29/09

29 May, 2009

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These days, all the geezers in bands wanna look like women. Like, why’s everyone in bands wearing braces? If you’re gonna wear braces, try buying a pair of jeans that fit. The worst dressed band have got to be Coldplay. What are those uniforms about? My kids have got play outfits that are better than Coldplay’s. I mean, if you’re gonna win a Grammy Award, don’t turn up looking like binmen! Disgraceful. Make a bit of effort, I say.

Oh, Chris…

26 May, 2009



Chris Martin is a pretty humble and honest guy. I’d like to think that if I ever got famous he and I would be the people at a Grammy after-party sitting in the corner talking about Echo and The Bunnymen and making fun of other people.

Anyway, he had this to say about Lily Allen:

“Lily Allen is fantastic. She’s one of those people who is so cool that whenever I meet her I feel like I’m back at school and none of the girls like me anymore. She has the ability to make any boy feel like a tosser.”

I can only imagine…

That’s More Like It…

14 May, 2009



Chris Martin recently did an interview in Atlanta:

In a recent telephone interview from Los Angeles, Martin talked about selling out arenas and the thunderstorm in the Abu Dhabi desert that greeted one of Coldplay’s recent outdoor concerts: “I think it was God telling us to shut up.”

There’s the old Chris Martin/Coldplay we’ve all been missing…

Ah, Some Humor…

5 May, 2009



Now that at least three separate artists have publicly accused Coldplay for copyright infringement, even though Coldplay are notorious of giving immense amounts of credit where credit is due, The Huffington Post has finally made something humorous out of it…

I would like to take the opportunity to claim that I wrote Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.” In fact, I wrote “Viva La Vida” just about an hour ago after hearing the news that my pal Yusuf — the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens — feels that the undeniable Coldplay smash is too close for comfort to one section of his “Foreigner Suite” from his 1973 album “The Foreigner.”

So to be honest here, I’m not exactly sure if I actually stole “Viva La Vida” from Coldplay, from Cat Stevens, from Joe Satriani or from some obscure band called the Creaky Boards who actually called their version of our collective hit “The Songs I Didn’t Write.”

Earlier today Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam said,

My son brought it to my attention and said: ‘Doesn’t that sound like ‘Foreigner Suite?'” the musician, now known as Yusuf Islam, told Reuters. “The song definitely sounds like it,” he said of his song. “It has such logical chords and the melody has to be what it is.

Asked during a telephone interview from London whether he would pursue the issue legally, Islam, 60, said “it depends on how well Satriani does.”

Not Again…

4 May, 2009



Just because a song sounds similar doesn’t mean its been plagiarized…

openquoteYusuf Islam has reportedly claimed that Coldplay lifted part of their ‘Viva La Vida’ hit from one of his songs. According to The Sun, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens has alleged that Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion appeared to have sampled a melody from his 1970s track ‘Foreigner Suite’.

“There’s been this argument about Coldplay stealing this melody from Joe Satriani, but, if you listen to it, it’s mine! It’s the ‘Foreigner Suite’, it is!” he is quoted as saying. Earlier this month, the band denied in a US Federal Court that they had copied part of their song from Satriani’s 2004 instrumental ‘If I Could Fly’. Satriani had suggested that Coldplay had incorporated “substantial original portions” of his track, but the band later countered this claim by saying that Satriani’s track “lacks originality” and should not receive copyright protection. openquote

Dude, Not Cool…

27 April, 2009



openquoteBillboard: Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde has claimed that what the site does isn’t demonstrably different from what Google does. What’s your view on that?

Oliver: What they do is dramatically different to Google. Their operation is deliberately set up to facilitate copyright infringement. If you were to search for Coldplay on Google, you’d get a wide variety of results including information about the band, news on upcoming tours and so on. On Pirate Bay, you’d just get a list of links to Coldplay albums. If Google links to infringing material, then they’ll receive a notice from us to remove that, and they will respond. Pirate Bay makes fun of copyright owners when they’re sent notices.openquote

Those dudes are going jail. Jail! For a year! That fucking sucks, a lot. I’m all for justice and all that, but what they do/did is hardly anything insanely criminal. Its not like they’re the ones on the assembly line stealing the movies/music/software and posting it…

A Year!

A Coldplay Story…

20 April, 2009



I’ve heard them mention this before, but its always nice to hear stories like this from when bands first started out…

openquoteThe first time they played Glastonbury, their then Tour manager took them to the wrong gate to load in their gear with very little time to spare. As they were first on that Sunday morning, they had to run across fields with all their stuff to the New Band’s Tent, which was about as far away as it could be. They just made it in time to play.openquote

Todays Liamism: 4/13/09

13 April, 2009



openquoteMany artists and bands have expressed their admiration for the band by covering their songs, including popular alternative-country act Ryan Adams, who did “Wonderwall.” But apparently, this doesn’t sit well with Gallagher.

“I don’t like that. That version was too f****n’ pansy. Chris Martin did ‘Songbird’ once and I told him, don’t ever f***n’ sing that song.”

Has he ever liked anybody else’s version of any of their songs?

“Hmm . . . No. I heard the Foo Fighters do ‘Lyla’ once. It sounded like the song was being f***ing murdered.”openquote

Barring Ryan Adams’ version of Wonderwall (fucking genius) I’m gonna have to agree…

You Have No Soul…

7 April, 2009



Perez… Eat shit and fucking die. But, then again, you know that already. We all know why you started doing what you do, for attention, to make up for low self-esteem brought on by years and years of being over-weight and unliked by your peers. Its ok though, because this is attention, too, and you feed off of it, but that doesn’t change the fact that its true. Oh well…

openquoteIn a US federal court, Coldplay has denied any similarities between Joe Satriani’s If I Could Fly and their hit Viva La Vida, fighting Satriani’s December copyright infringement lawsuit.

Adding arrogance to douchebaggery, Coldplay also claimed that Satriani’s piece “lacks originality” and should therefore receive no copyright protection at all.

But Satriani’s lawyer said that Coldplay’s response is typical and that he felt like the situation could have been handled without legal action.

What he meant to say was Coldplay’s response is typical of someone married to a wet sock like Gwyneth Paltrow.openquote

As someone who wants to have a hold in the music industry, Perez should know that musicians like Coldplay and Satch are just trying to protect their integrity, their property and how they are perceived by their fans. Their response is normal…

From Perezhilton.com…

Joe Satriani has Betrayed Our Trust…

7 April, 2009



He just keeps going and going… I’m sorry, I liked Satch but this is ridiculous, give up…

openquotePerhaps you have heard that sore loser Joe Satriani has sued Coldplay, asserting they stole their song “Viva La Vida” from his royal show-offness, writes MusFormation.com.

Today, Coldplay denied Satch’s allegations that they ever would listen to his guitar wankery (I mean, these guys hang with Eno, they got no time for guitar masturbation albums, when they could be listening to the guitar solo in “Baby’s On Fire”), in a Federal Court. While I think the Players will easily win this case, I have outlined how the Defense could make this court case the first case won solely by YouTube testimony. Follow me to the jump and I will put on my worst fitting suit and make my case!

With the insane amounts of music that have come out over the years, it is officially impossible to not have some of your works be similar to others. According to the website Top Ten Reviews, in 1965 there were 208 albums released where as in 2008 there were approximately 37,000 albums released. This makes it impossible for some songs to not have similarities to others.openquote

Full Article Here…

Oh, Coldplay…

1 April, 2009



openquote“Later this year, the band will board a modified Boeing, which can provide zero gravity for periods of 20-25 seconds at a time,” a statement on their site read. “Wearing self-designed outfits based on early Russian cosmonaut suits, they will be joined by producer/collaborator Brian Eno, who will use custom-made ‘heavy’ microphones to record the sessions on a 1969 analogue cassette player.” openquote
Obviously, an April Fool’s Joke…

You Go, Lionel…

25 March, 2009



Let me start out by saying that I own 2, yes two, Lionel Richie albums. They’re guilty pleasures, yes, but they’re not bad either. His last album, Coming Home, is actually pretty damn good. Dude’s got soul, he knows what he’s doing. There’s a reason he’s still relevant today, and not just because of All Night Long.

Here’s another reason:

closequote“I love Duffy, whom I’ve just discovered – does she write her own stuff? If she does we’re on fire because she’s great,” he told the Daily Star newspaper. “I like The Ting Tings, I love Coldplay and U2. I want to work with them, let me put it out there. Your diversity gives me inspiration and makes me say ‘I wanna try that’.”closequote

Pretty cool…

Coldplay. The Killers, bono, Take That?

20 February, 2009



That image really says it all. Coldplay and the Killers took the stage together at The War Child benefit a day ago and it was cool (video below) and the bono came out and made it official (which I guess means its still cool… i guess…) and then that Barlow dude from Take That came out and made it not as official but still kind of cool.

Will didn’t play the drums and Guy didn’t play bass, and Jonny played acoustic, which is pretty blasphemous, but whatever. The Killers are alright to me. And, apparently, my opinion matters. Or, at least thats what they told me in pre school…

More Words from Ourkid…

18 February, 2009



closequote
Asked who should win the British album gong, Liam said: “Personally, I’d go with the Ting Tings.”

But asked who would win, Liam said: “Well who do you think? Coldplay! They win everything don’t they? They’d win the best new female act won’t they!”
closequote

Well put, and true…