British rockers Coldplay are battling to avoid a messy split caused by growing rifts within the band.

Trouble hitmakers Chris Martin, JON BUCKLAND, Guy Berryman and Will Champion, are currently enjoying the success of their third album X+Y - but bad tempers and big egos are threatening to tear the group apart.

A gruelling tour schedule to promote the album means they spend all their time together, which isn't helping.

Champion reveals, "We're all getting on each other's t*ts at the moment. I suppose that's bands all over."