David Bowie turned down the chance to collaborate with Coldplay.

In a video tribute to the 67-year-old icon at the BBC Music Awards, Coldplay's lead singer Chris Martin said that Bowie had not been impressed by the track they proposed for him.

Chris, 37, said: ''One time I sent [Bowie] a song to ask him to sing on it... he called me and said, 'It's not one of your best'.

''He's got very high standards and I appreciate that. It inspires the rest of us to keep our standards high.''

What's more, Chris revealed himself to be a huge fan of Bowie's latest album 'The Next Day', which includes the single 'Where Are We Now?'.

He shared: ''When that came out I was staggered, and also annoyed... like, 'Come on, it's not fair'. He's already got all these amazing songs and then this instant classic.''

Earlier this month, Coldplay revealed they are working on their ''final'' album.

The band - made up of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion - confirmed they are currently recording their seventh studio album, 'A Head Full of Dreams', and they likened the upcoming record to the final 'Harry Potter' movie in the film franchise.

Chris shared: ''We haven't told anyone this, but we're making an album called 'A Head Full of Dreams'. We're right in the middle of it.

''It's our seventh thing and we look at it as the last 'Harry Potter' book or something like that.

''Not to say that there won't be another thing one day, but this is the completion of something. It was great to go from 'Ghost Stories' right back in the studio.''