Joe Satriani’s plagiarism lawsuit against Coldplay, which pits his song “If I Could Fly” against their 2008 hit “Viva La Vida,” could theoretically use YouTube comments in its arguments, according to lawyers at the firm Kilpatrick Stockton. Writing in the trade journal Entertainment Law & Finance, Joseph M. Beck, Christopher P. Bussert, and James A. Trigg argue that the free-for-all on Google’s video-sharing site could help either side of the case: More »
Radiohead will make its first U.S. TV appearance since 2000 in two weeks, when the band performs as part of this year’s Grammy ceremony. The band’s 2007 album In Rainbows is up for Album Of The Year against Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Etc., Ne-Yo’s Year Of The Gentleman, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III, and the Robert Plant/Alison Kraus collaboration Raising Sand. T.I. is also expected to perform twice on the evening of Feb. 8—once with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West on “Swagger Like Us,” and again with Justin Timberlake on an unidentified song. (I’m pretty sure that Robyn Troup won’t be around to get ogled by the two this year, although who knows—the nostalgia cycle is pretty short these days.) A list of all the announced performers after the jump.
As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Michaelangelo Matos breaks down top-ten lists from every genre imaginable. In this special Oct. 10 edition of his column–it is 10/10, after all–he breaks down some of the worst lyrics to reach the airwaves of British radio.
It’s the last day of the month, a time for desk-clearing and “to do” list-finalizing and, in the case of April 2008, celebrating that a pretty horrible 30-day stretch is near its end. With that in mind, I’m going to use the last posting day of each month for “Rule Of Sevens,” in which I put together a couple of seven-item, mostly-commentary-free lists–from aborted post topics to my current best-of-the-year rundowns–for your reading pleasure. In the first installment, please enjoy these seven videos that I really wanted to post on various days during April, but didn’t, for reasons ranging from “I got distracted and watched it five times in a row instead” to “All I can really say about this song is ‘it’s awesome and you should listen to it now.'”