Posts Tagged ‘coldplay’

In Its Second D.C. Season, a Ballet Company Nixes the Same Old Song and Dance

The Chamber Dance Project mixes the old (an onstage string quartet) with the new (live dance improv).

Arts Roundup: Charitable Bacon (We Wish) Edition

Joel Osteen Has a Traffic Delay:'s Jenny Rogers spent Monday tailing Joel Osteen, the charismatic megachurch pastor from Texas, who was in town for a book signing (The Purpose-Driven Something-or-Other) and to scout Nationals Ballpark for a prayer rally to be held next April. Osteen's cadre of handlers were supposed to give Rogers a [...]

Yusuf Islam: Viva la Frivolous Lawsuit

Yusuf a.k.a. Yusuf Islam a.k.a Cat Stevens is reportedly giving serious thought to suing Coldplay over "Viva la Vida," the title track off its latest album, due to alleged melodic similarities with Stevens's 1973 song "Foreigner Suite."
The folk bard-turned-Muslim philanthropist, who has won a series of distinctions in the past decade, including the World Social [...]

Satch v. Coldplay: The (Video) Breakdown

According to the BBC, Coldplay has denied in a federal court that "Viva La Vida" was inspired by or originated from Joe Satriani's "If I Could Fly" off the 2004 album Is There Love In Space? (For the last time, Joe, no: astronauts can't love.) Satriani makes a decent living off the instrumental rock circuit [...]

Science Supports Coldplay/Limestone Comparison

I'm pretty much happy to ignore this year's Grammys completely: Kokayi didn't win, Stevie Wonder suffered the indignity of sharing a stage with the Jonas Brothers, and I won't even get started on the bizarre Chris Brown/Rihanna incident that took place the night before the ceremony.
But there's one moment of Sunday's telecast that I just [...]

Rolling Stone reaches new lows with ‘Top 50 Albums’

With the new year comes not-so-new traditions: purging your closet of heinous holiday sweaters, resolving to dissolve your waistline and, if you're Rolling Stone , looking to Top 40 lists and tired-and-true troubadours to compile your list of the 50 "Best" Albums of the Year.

Music 2008: Melody Records Sells a Boatload of Madonna

Below: this year's top-sellers at Melody Records. Glad to see Gnarls on there; chagrined to see Coldplay; not surprised to see either; curious whether any other stores were able to move the Hancock album like this.

Madonna, Hard Candy
Coldplay, Viva la Vida
Erykah Badu, New Amerykah Part One
Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
Portishead, Third
Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson
Amy Winehouse, [...]