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Chris Martin: David Bowie Rejected Coldplay Collaboration

December 14, 2014

During David Bowie's long hiatus prior to releasing The Next Day, the singer would sporadically reappear to contribute background vocals for artists like Arcade Fire ("Reflektor"), TV on the Radio and Scarlett Johansson. However, when Chris Martin attempted...

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Coldplay, Lorde Make Best Original Song Oscar Shortlist

December 13, 2014

Just days after the Golden Globes announced their nominees in the Best Original Song category, the Academy Awards revealed their 79-song shortlist of candidates that'll vie for an Oscar at the 87th annual ceremony. Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, the Shins,...

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Listen to Coldplay's Uplifting 'Unbroken' Track 'Miracles'

December 11, 2014

While Coldplay tinker away in the studio as they immediately start work on the follow-up to 2014's Ghost Stories, Chris Martin and company have shared one more new remnant from the most recent LP: The piano-driven "Miracles," which the...

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Bruce Springsteen Fills Bono's Shoes in Times Square

December 1, 2014

For the thousands of people crammed into the center of Times Square on a rainy Monday evening, it must have seemed like a surreal dream inspired by a night gorging on junk food, Born to Run and The Joshua Tree. U2's the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry...

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Choose Your Own Coldplay Adventure With 'Ink' Video

November 26, 2014

When Coldplay announced their upcoming CD/DVD set Ghost Stories Live 2014, complete with music videos for nearly every Ghost Stories track, a clip for the studio version of "Ink" was noticeably absent. That's because you need a computer to play...

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Coldplay Salute WWI Veterans in 'All Your Friends' Video

November 9, 2014

With the UK set to celebrate Remembrance Sunday to commemorate those who served in the British and Commonwealth military, Coldplay have released a video for their Ghost Stories bonus track "All My Friends" based solely on...

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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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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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Coldplay Hint at 'Final' Album 'A Head Full of Dreams'

December 5, 2014

Seven months after Coldplay released their heartbreaking Ghost Stories, the band is already back in the studio at work on their next LP, tentatively titled A Head Full of Dreams. However, in a radio interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane...

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U2's New Singers: Bruce Springsteen, Chris Martin

December 1, 2014

All four members of U2 were originally scheduled to perform at the World AIDS Day (RED) performance Monday night in Times Square. But with lead singer Bono still recovering from serious injuries suffered from a bike accident last month, the...

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Chris Martin: Nirvana, Katy Perry, EDM Inspired New Songs

November 18, 2014

The aftermath of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow's "conscious uncoupling" inspired plenty of material on Coldplay's somber last record, Ghost Stories. But amid the heartbreak and misery, Martin mixed in some left field influences including Katy...

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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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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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