Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Coldplay have revealed that their fifth studio album is scheduled for release at the end of the year. In an interview with Globo.com, singer Chris Martin spoke about the follow up to 2008's 'Viva La Vida Or Death & All His Friends', which is reportedly being recorded in a converted church in London."We feel more excited about making music than ever," Martin said of the album, which he added he wants to be released "hopefully this Christmas".The singer added that the band are being extra security-conscious to make sure their new material doesn't leak online."There's only two people in the whole building who know how to open all the recording files," he explained. "Even we [Coldplay] don't know how to do it. We couldn't even steal our own music at the moment. You would have to be a computer genius and a great burglar to get into the building, and download it, and mix it."

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Coldplay in greatest encore ever ?

Coldplay may have performed one of the greatest ever encores, or so says the charity which benefitted from the English rockers’ largesse last night.

The band performed at a double bill with the Killers late on Wednesday/early on Thursday at a gig following the BRITs music awards in London. While the BRITs was, to put it politely, a somewhat staid affair, the concert was much more rock’n'roll. The Killers stormed through a 45-minute set and the rowdy crowd of 2,000 loved every note. One downer was the nearly hour-long wait for Coldplay, which sucked some of the goodwill out of the air.

They warmed the crowd up again, however, with some older hits including “Yellow”, and then came the interesting bit.

First Coldplay provided the music for Take That’s Gary Barlow as he sang love ballad “Back for Good”, with Martin, one of the world’s biggest rock stars at the moment, on backing vocals. The humble gesture went down a treat. Then to round it all off, Coldplay were joined on stage by Barlow, The Killers, and none other than Bono to sing the finale (The Killers’ All These Things That I’ve Done).

The gig was held to raise money for War Child, a charity aiding child victims of war all over the world. On it’s Website, the charity is daring to suggest it may have been the “the greatest encore ever.