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Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro's streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn't stop him from rolling out his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay's newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015

The Week In Pop: Kelly Clarkson’s Edgeless Excellence Continues

Kelly Clarkson started out with negative cred. In 2002, Clarkson became the first winner of American Idol, which made her wildly famous and deathly uncool. This was before poptimism, and although Idol was an massive ratings success, the average critical line was something like THIS POP STAR FACTORY IS AN AFFRONT TO GOOD TASTE… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 5, 2015

Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it's over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn't win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man! Kanye, for a glorious split second, threatened to turn this into an interesting show! And amid all the drama, there were so, so many performances. Almost everyone brought an orchestra,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we're all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015

Beck Will Perform With Chris Martin At The Grammys

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, and we already know that host LL Cool Jay (cue a collective groan) will not be the show's main attraction, nor will it be the winning results. Most of us watch the Grammys for the insanely over-produced performances and incredulous conversation fodder. We already know… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 4, 2015

Chris Martin, Janelle Monáe, Willie Nelson To Play Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life Tribute Concert

Next month, CBS will air Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life, a tribute to the legendary musician that was put together by the Recording Academy and, naturally, features a ton of Grammy award winners. Performers include Chris Martin, Janelle Monáe, Willie Nelson, Ed Sheeran, and Usher, and they promise us that there will… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2015

David Bowie Turned Down Coldplay Collab Because It Wasn’t Good Enough

During a video segment at last week's BBC Music Awards, Chris Martin revealed that David Bowie turned down a guest spot on a Coldplay song, according to a report from NME. "One time I sent him a song to ask him to sing on it," Martin said. "He called me and said, 'It'… More »

By: James Rettig / December 14, 2014

Chris Martin Titles “Final” Coldplay LP A Head Full Of Dreams, Compares It To Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Coldplay just released a new album only a few months ago, but frontman Chris Martin revealed in an interview with Zane Lowe today on BBC Radio 1 that the band is already in the studio working on their seventh album, which he said will be called A Head Full Of Dreams. "We're right i… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014

Watch Kanye West, U2 With Bruce Springsteen & Chris Martin Live From Times Square For World AIDS Day

U2 were planning a surprise concert in Times Square tonight for World AIDS Day, but Bono's bike accident put the event in jeopardy. Now it seems the concert is happening after all (official title: "A (RED) THANK YOU -- Presented by (BANK OF AMERICA)RED"), and the circumstances have led to a lineup that's arguably… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014

Band Aid 30 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

The 30th anniversary anti-Ebola edition of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" debuted on The X Factor tonight. This latest version of the Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure-penned charity single features Bono, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow among others. It wa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2014

Watch Pharrell, Lorde, Elton John, Dave Grohl, One Direction, & Many More Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” For BBC Music

The BBC describes its new initiative BBC Music as "an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the BBC's strongest commitment to music in 30 years." To mark the launch, the media conglomerate commissioned this music video featuring an all-star lineup singing the Beach Boys' classic "God Only… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2014

Hear Chris Martin’s Invictus Games Anthem

Chris Martin has written the official anthem for the inaugural Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded soldiers that takes place this week. The song is based off of William Ernest Henley's 19th-century poem "Invictus," and was recorded five days ago at Air Studios in London with both Prince Harry and Martin present. The… More »

By: James Rettig / September 10, 2014

Avicii Announces Rock Album Feat. Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jon Bon Jovi, Serj Tankian

The Swedish dance producer Avicii exists near the top of the EDM pyramid; he's popular enough that he can play arenas and have things like this happen. But he's also trying to figure out ways to reach outside the whole Electric Daisy Carnival scene. He's had his biggest crossover success with "Wake Me Up,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 21, 2014

Watch Chris Martin Join Kings Of Leon At Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Coldplay and Kings Of Leon both headlined BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend on separate days in Glasgow this past weekend but Chris Martin stuck around after his set to join Kings Of Leon on stage. KOL frontman Caleb Followill introduced Martin as the "second most famous singer here today," obviously after Katy Perry who would… More »

By: James Rettig / May 26, 2014

SNL With Andrew Garfield Music Recap: Coldplay, “The Beygency,” Drake Vs. Skrillex In Family Feud, And Chris Martin Kisses Spider-Man

Coldplay made their fifth appearance on SNL last night, performing two songs from Ghost Stories and lending Chris Martin to kiss host Andrew Garfield in a Spider-Man sketch. Earlier in the episode, an all-musician edition of Celebrity Family Feud offered impressions of Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Skrillex, Drake, Adele, and others. And in the digital… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 4, 2014

Watch Chris Martin & Peter Gabriel Perform “Washing Of The Water” At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

An early highlight of last night's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction was Chris Martin's words about Peter Gabriel, and the pair's performance of Gabriel's "Washing Of The Water." Martin's speech quoted from "the book of Genesis"... More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2014

Watch Nirvana Play With Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, & Joan Jett At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

So the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony happened at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and this year, it's relevant to your interests! As you might have heard, Nirvana were inducted by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe ("They were singular and loud and melodic and deeply original," he said of the band), and after muchMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2014

Watch Chris Martin’s The Voice Debut

True Confessions time: I watched just about every episode of the first three seasons of The Voice. It was actually a pretty good show! That was when the judging panel was Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee-Lo, and Xtina. The next season, Shakira and Usher replaced Cee-Lo and Xtina, and the show lost whatever magical chemistry… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 1, 2014

Michael Stipe, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen To Induct Rock Hall Class Of 2014

This year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees include Nirvana, Kiss, and Peter Gabriel, and the Hall has just announced most of the suitably big-deal guests -- many of them already Hall Of Famers themselves -- who will induct and pay tribute to this year's class. Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2014

The Week In Pop: Shakira And Latin Pop’s Too-Big-To-Fail Era

Shakira first entered my consciousness around the turn of the millennium courtesy of my high school Spanish teacher, a friendly young white American woman married to a man from Colombia. She and her husband, she often informed us, were huge Shakira fans, as was all of Latin America. Sometimes, in an effort to expose u… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 27, 2014
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