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29-11-2009, 08:29 PM #1
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Travis singer Fran Healy has a laugh with 'copycat' Chris Martin during concert
Fran Healy has been poking fun at Coldplay frontman Chris Martin - by claiming he has ripped off a Travis song, according to the Daily Record recently.
Coldplay have twice been accused of plagiarism in their song Viva La Vida and Scots pal Fran couldn't resist having a dig during his latest tour of the US. One of the claims came from American guitarist Joe Satriani, who filed a copyright infringement lawsuit and reached an out-of-court settlement with Martin's band.
The second came from Yusuf Islam. He claimed the song is very similar to his track Foreigner Suite, recorded while he was still known as Cat Stevens. At an American gig, Fran and Travis guitarist Andy Dunlop introduced Battleships - from their fifth album, 2007's The Boy With No Name - as being the only song Martin had actually ripped off.
"Chris is a good friend, so he would see the joke in that," Fran told the audience. "He was on radio and said, 'Travis invented Coldplay'. That's the worst thing anyone could say because ever since then interviewers have said to us, 'so, Travis invented Coldplay?' There's a billion people who then said, 'they suck, they invented Coldplay!'"
The Glaswegian then claimed they are real-life Simon Cowells who put Coldplay together. "No, we did. it was like X Factor. We chose those guys and I've written all those songs. Chris is just a puppet," Fran quipped. "We should phone him some night and ask what is his favourite Travis song - he's bound to say Battleships."
It's just as well the two are friends or Chris might just be a little upset. But it is all just banter. Fran and Andy's tour has a bizarre title - A Chronological Acoustical Journey Through The Travis Back Catalogue: Laugh Out Loud Stories, Scottish Accents, Handsome Scottish Men, Naked Torsos. It began last week in San Francisco. The pair have recorded a live CD of tracks from early shows which they're selling, along with Travis merchandise, at venues.
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/showbiz...6908-21753658/The early bird catches the worm. The second mouse gets the cheese!
29-11-2009, 08:32 PM #2
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Wow. That's hilarious! But Chrissy is a true original~
What a time to be alive.
Keeper of: THE CLOCKS PIANO RIFF, Chris's sexy falsetto, Chris's sweatiness after performing a high-energy song, the Elvis impersonators in "Christmas Lights," the LOLdplay thread, LOLdplay Part II, Jonny's love of cake, "I don't mind not being cool" (Chris quote), the FUGPLAY thread, Major Minus, the Jimmy Kimmel Live "Lost and Found" skit, the 2008 SNL performance, the 2009 Grammys, the string section in Viva La Vida, Major Minus, Jonny's love of Sherlock Holmes, the moment when Chris hugged/fondled Guy's chest during "Viva La Vida" at the Liverpool Crisis concert, , "Who the fuck would wanna be king?" from the Liverpool Crisis gig performance of Viva La Vida, the Anton Corbijn music video for Viva La Vida, the Famous Old Painters instrumental leak, Major Minus, the rainbow walking man, all Mylo Xyloto-era graffiti, 'This is Jonny Buckland. He's our guitarist. He's my best friend and he wrote this song!' Coldplay's 2014 iTunes Festival/SXSW concert ... and did I mention Major Minus?
Originally Posted by Brent
I mean if I had to choose the way I was going to die, Chris Martin running me over with a rolling desk chair would be at the top of the list.
~THESE CONCERTS THO~
Coldplay: Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center – August 3, 2009
Green Day: Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center – August 16, 2010
Phoenix: Boston, MA – Agganis Arena – October 2010
Coldplay: Boston, MA – TD Garden – July 29, 2012
Florence + The Machine: Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center – September 14, 2012
Frank Turner: Boston, MA – House of Blues – November 30, 2013
Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra: Cambridge, MA – Middle East – April 6, 2014
Frank Turner: Boston MA – Boston Calling Festival – May 24, 2014
Bastille: Boston, MA – Boston Calling Festival – May 25, 2014
29-11-2009, 08:49 PM #3