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23rd August 2010

Fact: Guitar great Joe Satriani will recreate his 2002 National Anthem performance at the start of baseball team the Oakland A's season for Brad Pitt's new movie Moneyball. Pitt will play A's executive Billy Beane in the sports film. Satriani says, "I dressed in 2002 gear, and even used my older equipment. All in the name of authenticity."

20th April 2009

Quote: "I'm happy for the group, and, in a very weird way, I was happy to hear my melody being celebrated. However, I was slightly confused that NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), the organisation which handles the Grammy Awards, would even consider nominating a track which they knew was heavily contested." Guitarist Joe Satriani on hearing his contested sample in Coldplay's VIVA LA VIDA hit applauded at the Grammy Awards. The track earned the band a Song of The Year prize. Satriani insists the tune samples his 2004 instrumental If I Could Fly.

8th February 2009

Quote: "You know you've struck a nerve when you make Joe Satriani accuse you of stealing his song." Fall Out Boy star Patrick Stump credits Coldplay for upsetting guitar great Satriani.

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