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Coldplay Return Before Christmas

Coldplay's next album will "hopefully" be released before Christmas. The indie band are presently working on the follow up to 2008s 'Viva La Vida' in London, and their recordings are held so tightly under lock...

Coldplay Plot New Eno Direction

Coldplay are working with Brian Eno again on their new albumFrontman Chris Martin is said to be worried about alienating fans with their trademark stadium rock sound and hopes the legendary music producer - who...

Coldplay's Toilet Tracks

Coldplay consider fans' toilet breaks when choosing their set list.The 'Fix You' hitmakers constantly watch their audiences during concerts and if they see people getting restless during certain songs, they axe the track from subsequent...

Coldplay Settle Out Of Court

Coldplay are "relieved" to have settled their long-running plagiarism row.The British band have agreed an out-of-court settlement with Joe Satriani following allegations the group - comprising of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will...

Vodka Punishment For Chris Martin

Chris Martin forces himself to drink vodka to remind himself "not to be an idiot".The Coldplay frontman abides by the bizarre ritual which stems from an incident in the group's early days when his bandmates...

Champion's Birthday Gig Surprise

CHRIS MARTIN surprised his COLDPLAY bandmate WILL CHAMPION onstage as he turned 31 - by urging the 50,000-strong crowd to sing Happy Birthday.Champion, the group's drummer, celebrated the milestone on Friday (31Jul09) but Martin decided...

Coldplay Shows Hit By Bad Luck

Coldplay were forced to axe a show after Chris Martin suffered burns and lost his voice.The group axed a planned concert in New York on Wednesday (27.05.09) after encountering several setbacks including the singer being...

Plagiarism Claims 'Inspire Chris Martin'

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has revealed that he finds being sued inspiring.The musician, whose hits include FIX YOU and SPEED OF SOUND , said that being sued for plagiarism by guitarist JOE SATRIANI, who asserts that...

By on 22 May 2009

Champion Baffled By Coldplay Plagiarism Claims

COLDPLAY drummer WILL CHAMPION has fired back at allegations the band plagiarised music and melodies from guitar great JOE SATRIANI and YUSUF ISLAM, insisting no one owns musical notes. The rocker admits he's upset and baffled...

The Things They Say 11136

"Thank you, and sorry to SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY for blatantly recycling the Sergeant Pepper outfits, sorry boss." COLDPLAY star WILL CHAMPION apologises for the military-inspired outfits he and his bandmates wore to the Grammy Awards,...

The Things They Say 11133

"Thank you, and sorry to SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY for blatantly recycling the Sergeant Pepper outfits, sorry boss." COLDPLAY star WILL CHAMPION apologises for the military-inspired outfits he and his bandmates wore to the Grammy Awards,...

Coldplay Talk Girls Support

COLDPLAY have been discussing their decision to have GIRLS ALOUD support them next year.It was recently announced that the hugely-popular girlband will be the opening act for the band at Wembley Stadium on Friday September...

By on 11 December 2008

Coldplay Deny Satriani's Plagiarism Accusations

Coldplay have moved to deny claims from guitarist Joe Satriani that they used one of his riffs.A copyright infringement suit filed by Satriani on Thursday claims Coldplay's Viva La Vida used "substantial original portions" of...

By on 10 December 2008

Guitar Legend Satriani Accuses Coldplay Of Plagiarism

Coldplay face a plagiarism lawsuit after guitarist Joe Satriani accused the Grammy nominees of using one of his riffs.The 52-year-old's copyright infringement suit claims Coldplay's Viva La Vida used "substantial original portions" of his 2004...

By on 05 December 2008

Coldplay Return To Live Circuit With Free Brixton Show

Coldplay have marked their return to live performance with a free concert for competition winners at London's Brixton Academy.The south London show at the 5,000 capacity venue included a mixture of old favourites and tracks...

By on 17 June 2008

Winehouse, Craig David And Will Young On 'Rich List'

Amy Winehouse's tabloid troubles have not prevented her from making her fortune, with the singer included in the Sunday Times 2008 list of Britain's richest young millionaires.The Back to Black star is named in tenth...

By on 25 April 2008

Coldplay Find The Perfect 'Headquarters'

British rockers COLDPLAY are further quashing reports of a pending sabbatical by snapping up a spacious London warehouse to convert into their very first 'HQ'. The house, in the leafy north London area of Hampstead,...

Martin Run Down

CHRIS MARTIN is run down after a frantic touring schedule and the birth of his second child with GWYNETH PALTROW. The COLDPLAY frontman missed the Ivor Novello songwriting awards in London on Wednesday, leaving bandmates...

Coldplay Childcare?

CHRIS MARTIN and his COLDPLAY bandmates are having a creche installed inside their tour bus to cope with their growing number of new babies. The FIX YOU hitmakers fear they will miss out on quality...

Coldplay Fall Out

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...

New Mayoral Fan For Coldplay

British rockers COLDPLAY have discovered they have an important new fan in San Francisco - the city's Mayor GAVIN NEWSOM. Newsom, 36, spent 15 minutes chatting with the IN MY PLACE hitmakers when he...

Martin's Coldplay Bandmates Jealous

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN's bandmates get jealous of all the attention he receives - until they see all the negative implications of being in the limelight. The IN MY PLACE singer became a prime...

Coldplay Keep Scrapping Tracks

COLDPLAY are struggling to finish their third album, because they are all obsessive perfectionists. The YELLOW rockers are desperate to release a collection of songs that thrill fans and critics alike after the...

Coldplay Confused

British rock sensations COLDPLAY still get mistaken for members of the public - despite scooping their fourth GRAMMY AWARD on Sunday (8FEB04). The rockers picked up the Record Of The Year prize for their...

Black Eyed Peas To Work With Darkness, Beyonce + Coldplay?

Hip-hop crew BLACK EYED PEAS are hoping they can persuade famous pals BEYONCE KNOWLES, COLDPLAY and THE DARKNESS to perform on their next album. The WHERE IS THE LOVE? group want MONKEY BUSINESS, due...

Coldplay Star Weds In Secret

COLDPLAY drummer WILL CHAMPION has secretly married his girlfriend of 3 years - teacher MARIANNE DARK. The YELLOW star whisked his pretty fiancee off to the Seychelles last week (ends14SEP03) and they enjoyed a...

Gwyneth To Sing With Coldplay?

Actress GWYNETH PALTROW is causing a rift in her boyfriend CHRIS MARTIN's band - her influence on Martin and her plans to sing with them have the rest of COLDPLAY worried. SYLVIA star Gwyneth...

Coldplay Star's Taxi Threat

COLDPLAY drummer WILL CHAMPION threatened to sue a neighbour after she accidentally stole his taxi. The 25-year-old YELLOW rocker was so furious after 31-year-old teacher JACQUELINE HALL jumped in the cab outside her home...

Coldplay Divided Over Paltrow

GWYNETH PALTROW has upset her boyfriend CHRIS MARTIN's COLDPLAY bandmates - by insisting on travelling with the group on their European tour. Paltrow who began dating Martin after the pair met after a concert...

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Love And Mercy - Featurette

The cast and crew of the forthcoming Brian Wilson biopic 'Love and Mercy' discuss their experiences of depicting the life of one of the greatest...

The Internet - Special Affair Audio

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