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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

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. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014

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

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, will.i.am., 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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014

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 as part of tonight'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014

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… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / November 26, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014

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

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

U2 Release Free Album Songs Of Innocence And Debut “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” At Apple Event

U2 just pulled a Beyoncé plus a Jay Z. As of a few minutes ago, the band's new album Songs Of Innocence was delivered for free to all iTunes customers, just after U2 performed new single "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino. Until mid-October, all iTunes users will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014

Coldplay – “A Sky Full Of Stars” Video (Alternate Version)

An alternate music video has surfaced for Coldplay's Avicii-produced song "Sky Full Of Stars." This version is a little less involved than the original that saw the band walking through the streets of a crowded Australian town, but it's no less intricate. The video features the group playing in a small studio while a… More »

By: James Rettig / September 4, 2014

The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé's show-stopping finale, Charli XCX's killer run through "Boom Clap" on the pre-show, and Sam Smith's impressive take on "Stay With Me" (after an introduction from his friend Kim Kardashian West, no less). Also, shout out to Miley Cyrus for turning over her Video… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 25, 2014

Coldplay – “True Love” Video

Coldplay released their new album, Ghost Stories, earlier this year. The theme of that album was Chris Martin's conscious uncoupling from wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Martin has apparently moved on: He's now consciously coupled with It Girl Jennifer Lawrence. And Coldplay's new video for Ghost Stories track "True Love" finds Martin in a notably playful… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 22, 2014

NFL Wants Coldplay, Katy Perry, Or Rihanna To Pay To Play Super Bowl Halftime

The National Football League rakes in about $9 billion a year, but that doesn't mean it's made of money. Do you know how much the League is going to have to pay out in concussion-related lawsuits for the next forever? Fortunately, the NFL has figured out how to optimize yet another revenue stream: Charging artist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014

The Week In Pop: La Roux’s Trouble In Paradise Finds Breezy Ways To Brood

Trouble In Paradise is the sound of Elly Jackson letting her hair down. The La Roux singer's aggressive upward spike of follicles has been combed into a gentle waterslide-like swoop, and her second album -- and first without behind-the-scenes bandmate Ben Langmaid -- is accordingly looser and less brusque. She has styled herself less like… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 24, 2014

Brandy – “Magic” (Coldplay Cover)

Word to Cat Power: Chris Martin's songs can often sound better when people other than Chris Martin cover them. The R&B lifer Brandy is apparently some kind of Coldplay megafan. Her 2004 Timbaland-produced song "Should I Go" sampled "Clocks," and that was back in the era when it was novel for rap and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2014
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