February arrives; the Joe Satriani vs Coldplay plagiarism case heats up when Coldplay brand the lawsuit "ridiculous" and rumours circulate that Chris Martin and company may be served legal papers at the Grammys.
MusicRadar, of course, remained impartial - although we did put our individual opinions on record as a one-off (if only to stop the endless arguing in the office).
February also saw the world of comics and music collide with the release of the Watchmen film - or at least its soundtrack. To our ears, it was missing a few tunes, so here are 9 songs that should have made it instead.
Oh, and there was Twitter. It almost goes without saying that microblogging blew up big in 2009 and February’s where it really started gaining momentum. Here are 21 musician Twitters you should be following.