Live Review

Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, FLOTUS Thrill at Global Citizen Festival

September 28, 2015

Saturday's Global Citizen Festival, held for more than 60,000 people on a sunny day in Central Park, gathered a mind-boggling roster of musicians, activists, world leaders, actors, CEOs, innovators and celebrity babies (Suri Cruise!) to...


Watch Coldplay Debut New Song, Perform With Ariana Grande

September 27, 2015

Chris Martin served as curator of this year's Global Citizen Festival in New York, so it was destined that the Coldplay singer had some big plans for the Central Park fest. Martin delivered threefold by bringing out unannounced guest Ariana...


Global Citizen Co-Founder on Chris Martin's 15-Year Job

September 23, 2015

Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Common and Bollywood singer Sunidhi Chauhan will perform in New York City's Central Park on September 26 for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, a concert rewarding attendees for their actions promoting the...


Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Coldplay to Play Global Citizen Fest

July 9, 2015

UPDATE: Common and Tori Kelly have been added to the performers' list at the upcoming festival, while Usher, Katie Holmes, Laverne Cox and Connie Britton have joined the festival's Host Committee. The fourth annual Global Citizen Festival will feature...


Hear Coldplay's Absurd 'Game of Thrones' Musical

May 22, 2015

"George R.R. Martin meets Chris Martin — what could go wrong?" asks Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) in "Game of Thrones: The Musical," a comedy video in which Coldplay attempt to adapt HBO's epic fantasy-drama for the Broadway stage. The results,...


Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal

March 30, 2015

A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the loading dock of New York City's biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition streaming service Tidal. Like a scene out of a pop-music version of...


Watch Beck Harmonize With Chris Martin After Big Grammy Win

February 8, 2015

Shortly after Beck won Album of the Year and deflected a literal "Kanye moment" at the Grammys, the singer performed his Morning Phase tune "Heart Is a Drum" with help from Coldplay's Chris Martin. Even though he was probably pumping with adrenaline,...


Fall Music Preview 2015: 30 Must-Hear Albums

September 2, 2015

With the 2015 VMAs in the rearview, the music world turns its attention to the fall-album onslaught. No matter what your tastes, there's plenty to look forward to in the coming season: rootsy comebacks from tried-and-true veterans (David Gilmour, Don...


Chris Martin Performs ''Til Kingdom Come' for Beau Biden

June 7, 2015

Chris Martin performed Coldplay's "'Til Kingdom Come" at the funeral for Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, who died May 30th of brain cancer at the age of 46. The funeral was held on Saturday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Biden's...


Explore Coldplay's History With Interactive Timeline

May 13, 2015

Just two months before the 15th anniversary of their debut album Parachutes, Coldplay have launched an interactive timeline on their official site that gives fans a behind-the-scenes peek at the band's history from 1998 to present day. Available...


Chris Martin's New Job: Festival Curator

February 17, 2015

UPDATE: Ed Sheeran has been added to the Global Citizen Festival. The singer announced the news in a special message on Facebook.  Global Citizen, the international anti-poverty organization that has pledged to eradicate extreme global...


Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran Lead Brit Awards Nominees

January 16, 2015

Sam Smith earned six Grammy nominations for his acclaimed debut, In the Lonely Hour, in December, and now the soul-pop powerhouse has even more reason to consider purchasing shelving: five nominations – the most of any nominee...



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...


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...

Live Review

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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...