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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 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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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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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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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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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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The Everything Index: Meet the Week's Pop-Culture Movers and Shakers

April 22, 2014

Welcome back to Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," our weekly ranking of pop-culture's movers and shakers. This time out, the Top 20 features fictional dinosaurs, ultra-addictive apps and high-profile feuds, one of which involves famous rappers...

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Coldplay Line Up Two U.S. Gigs

April 17, 2014

With the release of Ghost Stories a little over a month away, Coldplay have lined up a series of six intimate shows around the world, two of which are in the U.S. On May 5th, the group will play New York City's 2,900-seat Beacon Theatre, which opened...

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Coldplay Debut 'Ghost Stories' at Intimate L.A. Show

March 22, 2014

"Welcome to my standup comedy show," Coldplay's Chris Martin joked last night as he stood alone at the mic, thanking 800 invited guests to a live performance of the band's upcoming Ghost Stories album. The show was about to begin.  RS readers pick...

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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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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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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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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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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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Dance Legend Giorgio Moroder Gives Coldplay's 'Midnight' a Disco Remix

April 21, 2014

One of Coldplay's most unassuming tracks off their forthcoming record Ghost Stories is now its most danceable. Electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder, who has collaborated with Donna Summer, Blondie and Daft Punk, has shined his disco ball on the pop-rockers'...

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Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow Are Separating

March 25, 2014

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow announced their separation on Paltrow's GOOP newsletter.  Song Stories: 'Fix You' "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the couple said in a post entitled "Conscious...

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