Classic Rock: 09-Dec-2008

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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Joe Bonamassa Extends Tour

Joe Bonamassa has added several dates to his Spring UK tour.
As well as the previously announced Royal Albert Hall show, which is almost entirely sold out, the Planet Rock presenter will be playing five shows across the UK.
Joe launches his new album, The Ballad Of John Henry, on 23 February.
Tickets for the shows are on sale now.
Here are the dates:
22/04/2009 - Gateshead, The Sage
23/04/2009 - Wolverhampton, The Civic
27/04/2009 - Glasgow, The Academy
08/04/2009 - Sheffield, City Hall
29/04/2009 - Cardiff, St David's Hall
04/05/2009 - London Royal Albert Hall

Coldplay Sued By Satriani

Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay for stealing one of his songs for their new album says Planet Rock.
Satch has filed a lawsuit against the indie-poppers after they apparently stole "substantial original portions" of his 2004 song If I Could Fly for their track Viva La Vida, the title track of their new album.
Speaking to Music Radar, Satriani said that he’s pretty hurt by the whole ordeal and that it never had to come to a lawsuit.
"I felt like a dagger went right through my heart. It hurt so much," Satriani says. "The second I heard it, I knew it was ‘If I Could Fly’.
"I spent so long writing the song, thinking about it, loving it, nursing it, and then finally recording it and standing on stages the world over playing it - and then somebody comes along and plays the exact same song and calls it their own.
"Everybody's assumes I'm trying to go after these guys in Coldplay, as if I'm doing this with malice," he says "That's the furthest thing from my mind. I'm just doing what I need to do as an artist,to protect what's mine, to protect those feelings I put down in song.
"I did everything I could to avoid a court case with this situation. But Coldplay didn't want to talk about it. They just wanted this whole thing to go away. Maybe they figured this little guitar player guy will leave them alone after a while, I don't know. "But we're talking about a piece of art that I created, and that's something I feel is important. I think everybody should feel that way."
Coldplay have yet to respond to the lawsuit.