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When Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” ended the 14-week reign of “Uptown Funk!” atop the Hot 100 last week, a natural first question was really? Once we all got past the initial shock of a tepid Paul Walker tribute from the Furious 7 soundtrack coming out of nowhere to unseat one of… More »

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 THEY… More »

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 »

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Watch Chris Martin Play A Surprise Acoustic Set At A Bar In India

Perhaps because his Game Of Thrones musical didn't work out, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin appears to be walking the earth like Kane in Kung Fu,…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2015 - 11:22 am

Watch Chris Martin Perform “Til Kingdom Come” At Beau Biden’s Funeral

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin performed an emotional rendition of X&Y track "Til Kingdom Come" at the funeral of Beau Biden, former Delaware attorney general and…
Peter Helman | June 6, 2015 - 9:23 pm
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Noel Gallagher Has Some Dependably Amusing Thoughts About Tidal, Zayn Malik

In his latest Rolling Stone interview, Noel Gallagher offered typically entertaining commentary about some of the year's biggest music stories. For instance, the former Oasi…
Chris DeVille | May 5, 2015 - 2:02 pm
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Livestream The Global Citizen Earth Day Concert Feat. No Doubt, My Morning Jacket, Mary J. Blige

The Global Citizen Earth Day rally is taking place today on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to draw awareness to the 45th anniversary of…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 12:48 pm
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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 hi…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm
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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…
James Rettig | February 8, 2015 - 7:08 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 4, 2015 - 11:35 am
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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…
James Rettig | January 14, 2015 - 1:27 pm

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,…
James Rettig | December 14, 2014 - 3:33 pm
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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…
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 6:24 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2014 - 2:52 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2014 - 5:01 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2014 - 4:52 pm
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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…
James Rettig | September 10, 2014 - 9:30 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2014 - 5:06 pm
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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…
James Rettig | May 26, 2014 - 3:11 pm
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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 i…
Scott Lapatine | May 4, 2014 - 10:13 am
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