Quick Week of Release Update
Originally posted on June 16, 2008 6:52 AM
Since it's the week of the release of Coldplay's fourth studio album, there's obviously a lot to talk about. Let's quickly get updated on some of the stuff that's going on around the web this week.
First off, the San Francisco Chronicle has a review of "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" that doesn't go so far as the MTV review I posted about a week ago, merely suggesting that the new album isn't much of a departure from previous albums and allowing that that very fact will keep die-hard Coldplay fans happy.
A band named Creaky Boards has accused Chris Martin of stealing the melody of their song "The Songs I Didn't Write" for "Viva La Vida," which the band alleges sounds a lot like their own tune. The band claims they first recorded a demo in March of last year, which is months before Chris Martin ever came in contact with the Brooklyn-based band. You can read all about the band's claims over at NME.
The Guardian and a few other sites are reporting that BBC Radio 4 interviewer John Wilson, in an interview he did with Will Champion and Chris Martin, managed to get Chris to get up and leave the interview after pressing the issue of whether or not the new album was morbid. Head over to The Guardian for more on that exchange.
Finally, according to TechShout, a downloadable 3-song pack of Coldplay tracks will become available for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock on June 19th. The pack will include Coldplay songs "Violet Hill," "Yellow" and "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face" and will be available for both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
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