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Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Coldplay Headlining 2015 Global Citizen Fest

Beyoncé, Pearl Jam (as speculated), Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran have been tapped to headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival. This is the first year (out of the next 15) that the line-up was curated by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. The event will take place on the Great Lawn in Central Park on 9/26. Tickets are… More »

By: James Rettig / July 9, 2015 - 10:01 am

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, playing impromptu acoustic sets just wherever. Martin is apparently in India right now, and he recently stopped by a small bar in Delhi to play a quick set for whoever… More »

By: 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 son of Vice President Joe Biden. Martin reportedly volunteered to perform at the service after hearing that Beau was a Coldplay fan. Watch below. More »

By: Peter Helman / June 6, 2015 - 9:23 pm

Coldplay – “Gone But Not F. Cotton”

Coldplay wrote an original song dedicated to BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton, who is leaving after over a decade on the channel. It was played yesterday during her last show. It has the stupidly clever title of “Gone But Not F. Cotton,” and is a goofy piano ballad featuring Chris Martin wistfully reminiscing o… More »

By: James Rettig / May 23, 2015 - 10:57 am

Watch Coldplay’s Game Of Thrones: The Musical In Full

The members of Coldplay are human beings alive in 2015, so like the rest of us, they’re all big Game Of Thrones fans; drummer Will Champions even played one of the musicians during the show’s Red Wedding season. And as part of the fundraising comedy marathon Red Nose Day, they’ve been working on a musical… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 8:48 am

Watch A Teaser For Coldplay & Peter Dinklage’s Game Of Thrones Musical

Game Of Thrones isn’t what anyone would really call a funny show. (Especially after last week’s ending. Yee.) But it does have funny moments, and most of those moments come from Peter Dinklage’s portrayal of Tyrion Lannister. And now Dinklage will get to do some A-list self-deprecation. As part of the money-raising comedy marathon RedMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 19, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Coldplay Confirm New Album Title Head Full Of Dreams In Studio Update

Coldplay have launched a new online timeline that tracks the history of the band from their humble beginnings up ’til now, and the most recent item confirms that their next album will be called A Head Full Of Dreams as Chris Martin previously told Zane Lowe. Here’s the band’s note about their progress in the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 13, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he didn’t just get some of music’s biggest stars to tweet about the service’s big relaunch, which is happening today. He got them all to change their social media avatars (o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

Hear Four Tet’s Shelved Remix Of Coldplay’s “Fix You”

Jon Hopkins is the latest artist to get his own BBC Radio 1 Residency show, and tonight he broughout along Four Tet to serve as his co-host. While there, the producer shared a remix of Coldplay’s “Fix You,” that was apparently commissioned by the band and then later shelved. You can listen over on the… More »

By: James Rettig / February 19, 2015 - 9:30 pm

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014 - 2:27 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, 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’s not one… More »

By: James Rettig / December 14, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Watch Coldplay Play The 2014 BBC Music Awards With Chris Martin Backstage

Coldplay performed at the BBC Music Awards tonight, which also featured appearances from One Direction, Ellie Goulding,, Calvin Harris, and Ed Sheeran. They did a “Sky Full Of Stars” from their most recent album Ghost Stories, which Martin started singing while walking through an elaborate backstage setup at London’s Earl Court before joining the… More »

By: James Rettig / December 11, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Coldplay – “Miracles”

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin recently told the BBC’s Zane Lowe that the band’s forthcoming album A Head Full Of Dreams might be their last. Even if they don’t break up, then, Coldplay are in the process of shoring up their legacy. And “Miracles,” the band’s new Oscar-contender song from the forthcoming Angelina Jolie-directed war drama… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014 - 8:36 am

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.


The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won’t learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

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 in the… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014 - 6:24 pm

The Week In Pop: The Cold Hard Facts On The Year In Pop

Now that December is upon us, publications are starting to roll out their year-end lists. In the preface to our own countdown of the year’s best albums, we noted how subjective that pursuit is, but there is a more objective way to determine what music ruled 2014: cold hard facts. And what do you know,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Coldplay – “Ink” Interactive Video

Coldplay have released an interactive video of “Ink” from their latest album Ghost Stories. The Blind-directed video prompts you to choose and direct the course of your journey as you follow a man traveling around the world to find his lost love. In the version I chose, he never found her — but there are… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / November 26, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Coldplay – “All Your Friends” Video

The members of Coldplay don’t appear in their video for “All Your Friends,” a softly sweeping bonus track that appeared on some editions of their newish album Ghost Stories. Instead, the entire video is made up of what appears to be World War I-era stock footage of soldiers at war. What does it all mean? More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Early Speculation For Best Song Oscar Focused On Coldplay, The Lonely Island, Gregg Alexander, Patti Smith

The Oscars take place in about four months, so of course speculation as to who is going to get nominated and eventually take home the big prize has already begun. Early predictions for Best Original Song — which, along with Best Original Score, is the only one we really care about — have focused o… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014 - 10:43 am

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 - 4:52 pm
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