Ash star Tim Wheeler has joined Coldplay in the studio for the band's fifth album.
The Irish singer is reportedly helping the Viva la Vida hitmakers compose and record new tracks.
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "(Coldplay singer) Chris Martin has always had a soft spot for Ash. They were quite close in the early days and have shared a number of bills over the years.
"He admires Tim as a songwriter, especially his brilliant way with melodies, so he didn't think twice about asking him to get involved."