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Coldplay Ready 'Ghost Stories Live 2014' Set

October 20, 2014

Ever since Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay have followed up each studio release with a live album. That streak will continue on November 24th as Chris Martin and company will present their minimalist 2014 breakup album Ghost Stories in...

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Coldplay's Chris Martin Lives 'Big' in 'True Love' Video

August 22, 2014

Frontman Chris Martin and actress Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead, Cloverfield) star as sumo-suited "big" ballerinas in the video for Coldplay's third Ghost Stories single, "True Love." The message for the clip, as displayed at the end, is "anything is possible,"...

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12 Great Coldplay Songs You Probably Don't Know

August 20, 2014

Given their ubiquity on modern-rock radio and relentless stream of hits, it's easy to forget that Coldplay make more than just arena-sized singles. Digging deeper into the dark corners of their discography reveals a different side to the band, showing...

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iHeartRadio Fest: Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher

July 23, 2014

The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival is shaping up to be a typically star-studded concert, featuring a litany of pop's biggest artists performing over the course of two days. Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Mötley...

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The Everything Index: Taylor Swift is Here to Save the Day

July 8, 2014

Right now, in the Rolling Stone Everything Index: Taylor Swift has a plan to save the music industry – optimism! – and a drunk lady inspires millions by stealing a horse. Imagine if those two were reversed. The Everything Index: Nicki Minaj...

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Chris Martin is a One-Man Band in New Vid

June 19, 2014

For Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" video, frontman Chris Martin mostly goes it alone – as a one-man band. Throughout the Ghost Stories track's four minutes, the singer-guitarist marches through the streets of Sydney with a bass drum strapped to...

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The Everything Index: Lil' Kim's Royal Reign Soaks Us All

June 10, 2014

Welcome back to another installment of Rolling Stone's Everything Index, our weekly pop-culture power rankings! One week after Rihanna shot to the top of the chart thanks to her sparkly (and practically see-through) dress, we've got a new #1 –...

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Ghost Stories

May 19, 2014

Since we met Chris Martin 14 years ago, he's been a trusted emotional shepherd, nudging us to hear the clanging bells, marvel at the stars, glow in the dark, obey our hearts. But what happens when he doesn't have someone to write all those lush ballads...

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Will Coldplay Dethrone 'Frozen' on Charts?

May 7, 2014

You know it's bad when Coldplay (see below) is the record business' next great hope. Not that there's anything wrong with Coldplay — it's just that we're not exactly in the middle of a British Invasion, and rock bands fronted by thirtysomething...

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Coldplay Make 'Magic' on 'SNL'

May 4, 2014

Coldplay are just two weeks away from releasing their next album, Ghost Stories, and the band took to the stage at Saturday Night Live to continue casting a spell of anticipation for the record. The 10 Best Coldplay Songs, as Chosen by Rolling Stone...

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Hear Two New Coldplay Songs

April 29, 2014

Even though the release date for Coldplay's next album Ghost Stories is still three weeks away, the group has released two more tracks from the album, the thumping "A Sky Full of Stars" – which the group cowrote with EDM artist Avicii – and...

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NFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl

August 19, 2014

The NFL reportedly asked Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay, their top choices to play the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show, if they would be willing to pay the league in order to secure one of the biggest gigs in the world, according to The Wall...

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Zach Braff Breaks Down 'Wish I Was Here' Soundtrack Song by Song

July 9, 2014

Director and actor Zach Braff is still fully aware of the impact the platinum-selling soundtrack to his 2004 movie Garden State had. So when he began work on Wish I Was Here, the Scrubs alum's first major movie since his ode to New Jersey–bred ennui,...

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Hear Coldplay and Cat Power's Dreamy Duet for Zach Braff Film

July 7, 2014

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Cat Power's Chan Marshall intertwine their voices over dreamy piano on "Wish I Was Here," a cut from Zach Braff's upcoming film of the same name that hits theaters on July 18th. The minimal ballad...

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Jack White Sets Vinyl Sales Record

June 18, 2014

The streaming-music business continues to clank along on its road to The Future of the Record Business. Apple bought Beats Music, but has yet to say what it'll do with it. Amazon recently unveiled its own modest service. And YouTube reps are saying its...

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Watch Chris Martin Join Kings of Leon

May 27, 2014

After Coldplay took the main stage at BBC Radio One's 1 Big Weekend in Glasgow on Saturday, Chris Martin returned the following day to assist Kings of Leon on a rendition of Because of the Times' favorite "Fans." "I'd like to...

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Stream Coldplay's Moody, Heartfelt 'Ghost Stories' Album

May 12, 2014

Coldplay's sixth album, Ghost Stories, is now streaming on iTunes, one week before its release date, with a full-length animation of Mila Fürstová's album art. Over the past few months, the group has teased the album by releasing the single...

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Coldplay Dedicate 'Fix You' to Mick Jagger

May 6, 2014

Coldplay dedicated "Fix You" to Mick Jagger during their Beacon Theatre show in New York City on Monday night, The Associated Press reports. "It's for Mick Jagger," frontman Chris Martin said ahead of the band's cathartic anthem, and just a few days after...

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Black Keys Get 'Fever' on 'Jools Holland'

April 30, 2014

Jools Holland always recruits high-profile talent for his BBC music program, Later...With Jools Holland. But Tuesday night's episode featured an extra-savory lineup: the Black Keys, Coldplay and Damon Albarn, all playing high-energy tracks...

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Chris Martin Blames Self for Split With Gwyneth

April 28, 2014

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin says he's responsible for his "conscious uncoupling" with wife Gwyneth Paltrow, with whom he has two children. "About two years ago I was a mess, really, because I can't enjoy the things that we are good at and I can't enjoy...

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