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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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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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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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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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Listen to Coldplay's Mournful 'Oceans'

April 23, 2014

Coldplay continue to tease their forthcoming record Ghost Stories, due next month, revealing its nine tracks slowly. The latest is the easygoing, downtempo "Oceans," which the group recently played in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Drummer Will Champion...

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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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Coldplay Try New Tricks in 'Magic' Video

April 7, 2014

By the end of Coldplay's video for "Magic," the light-alt first single off their forthcoming album Ghost Stories, frontman Chris Martin's head spins – literally. The plot revolves around Cecile, "a beautiful young 'magicienne,'" Claude, "her mustachioed...

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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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