Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Muse Is World’s Best Act, Q Mag says

Muse British rock band was branded the best musical act on the planet at the last night annual Q awards in London, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis and Coldplay outdoing other UK rivals.
Arctic Monkeys received the award for the best live act, after a battle which involved Blur, U2 and Take That among other acts, as indie band Kasabian walked away with the title of best album of the year with West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.
The outstanding contribution to music award was given to former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, who was one of many classic performers honoured by the faithfuls of Q, a pop and rock music magazine published every month and appreciated for its interviews.
Q’s editor-in-chief Paul Rees said the magazine is proud to involve the nation’s music fans who decide on its awards recognising musical excellence and achievement during the past year. He added that, once again, Q readers voted by the thousands.
Rees said that the team at the magazine is equally thrilled to honour the enduring impact of those musicians who have shaped Britain’s musical landscape and still continue to do so today.
Formerly known as Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam, was awarded the classic songwriter prize and “Q legend” award went to Edwyn Collins. Spandau Ballet was named “Q idol” and Marianne Faithful, “Q icon”.
The best new act award went to White Lies, the prize for breakthrough artist was awarded to Mr Hudson and Lady GaGa got the best video prize for Just Dance.
Lily Allen’s The Fear, the singer’s second number one single in the country, received the best track award.
Other winners included The Specials, who were celebrated for being an inspiration, Sonic Youth for their sound innovation and Frankie Goes to Hollywood got the prize for best classic song, with Relax.
Dublin boys and world class act U2 walked away with the Q classic album award for The Unforgettable Fire.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Coldplay to set Amazon record, Susan Boyle beats U2

There's a new record holder for the largest CD pre order ever on Amazon.com's Music Store and she round the likes of Norah Jones, U2, Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay.
It's Susan Boyle.
She's the woman who wowed the world on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent."
"I Dreamed A Dream," Her album doesn't come out until November 23rd, but Amazon says the response for pre orders is "unprecedented."

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Natalie Imbruglia New lease of life Coldplay

SHE is a soap opera star turned pop ingenue. They are a Grammy award winning alternative rock band.
Natalie Imbruglia singer in Australian would not be the first artist composed by Coldplay Bristish quarter. But her new album, Come To Life, features several contributions by Coldplay's lead singer Chris Martin, including a track, Lukas, that the band wrote but could not fit into their last album, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008).
Besides Lukas, Martin also wrote Fun and tweaked the chorus of Want for the album. Imbruglia, a big Coldplay fan, tells Life! over the telephone from London currently: 'Chris just called me out of the blue and told me he had some songs that he liked but couldn't fit into the Coldplay album.
'I didn't hesitate at all. I just said yes. He is a genius in the studio. He is very creative, very energetic and works around the clock. He raises the bar for me and it is nice to be around that kind of perfection.'
The star got to know Martin 'years ago' as she used to attend all of Coldplay's early gigs.

Monday, 5 October 2009

20th anniversary Simpsons episode for Coldplay

Coldplay has been announced as particular guests on the 20th anniversary episode of The Simpsons. According to Pitchfork.com, the episode will air on January 14th, 2010. An earlier report by RollingStone.com suggested that in the episode, Homer Simpson hires the band to play privately for him and Bart after he wins the lottery with the band having to stop their performance while Bart goes to the bathroom. Previous musical acts that have made guest show on the long running series include U2, three of the Beatles, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Aerosmith, the White Stripes, the Smashing Pumpkins, Blink 182, the Who and the late Michael Jackson, while Green Day was heavily featured in the Simpsons movie a few years back. In other news, Coldplay is seemingly not quite done with touring behind their Viva La Vida album just yet. Although the pair ended the main cycle last month in London, they'll spend February and March touring Latin America stadiums, beginning on February 26th in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Coldplay to Appear on "The Simpsons", Tour With Bat for Lashes

This January will mark the 20th anniversary of "The Simpsons". If Bart aged like normal people age, he'd be 30 now. For some reason, this news makes me improbably unhappy. But at least its big 20 anniversary episode to the gig has lined up a pretty big guest. As Coldplay's website reports, the band will appear on the gig's big anniversary episode, airing January 14, 2010. It'll be fun to see what the animators do with Chris Martin's perpetual cowlick. Coldplay also have some other big plans for 2010. They'll spend February and March touring stadiums in Latin America, with the great Bat for Lashes opening. Those dates are below.