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2014

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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...

Song Review

"Magic"

March 7, 2014

Coldplay's new single skates close to the wintry post-dubstep soulfulness coursing through much of U.K. pop these days: A skeletal beat carries the weight before the guitars kick in and Chris Martin goes from mushmouth croon to cathartic woowoo. They've...

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Coldplay Announce New LP 'Ghost Stories'

March 3, 2014

Coldplay have officially awoken from their quasi-hibernation. The British rock group will put out their sixth album, Ghost Stories, on May 19th. To announce the release of the record, the band is streaming its second track — the easygoing and...

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Apple Launching iTunes Festival at SXSW

February 19, 2014

Since 2007, iTunes Festival, the free month-long concert series sponsored by Apple, has become a London mainstay, and now the tech giant is bringing it stateside at next month's South by Southwest festival, according to Associated Press. SXSW Teases...

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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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Coldplay Debut 4 New Tracks at SXSW

March 12, 2014

Last night in Austin, Texas, a reinvigorated Coldplay invaded an already crowded South by Southwest calendar with new music as headliners of the city's inaugural iTunes Festival. The quick 11-song set unfolded at the 2,750-capacity ACL Live at Moody Theatre,...

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Brian Eno, Karl Hyde Form New Group

March 4, 2014

Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde have released "The Satellites," the first taste of their collaborative album, Someday World, out May 6th on Warp. You can take a listen to the bustling dance cut above, which blends rushing tick-tack percussion, striking...

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Coldplay Premiere Chilly 'Midnight'

February 25, 2014

With zero context, Coldplay have released a new song, "Midnight." The group has yet to announce a new album or any other release for 2014, and their only concert on the calendar so far is an appearance during South by Southwest. Instead, they simply...

2013

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Watch Coldplay Debut 'Atlas' Live

December 20, 2013

After a botched start that included a round of "Fix You," Coldplay's Chris Martin led his band into their first-ever live performance of "Atlas" last night in London. The song is Coldplay's contribution to the Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack. The...

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Can Dave Grohl Really Win an Oscar?

December 17, 2013

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences longlisted 75 songs for the Best Original Song at this year's Oscars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Among them are offerings from Dave Grohl and friends for Sound City, Coldplay for The Hunger Games:...

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Madonna Leads List of Top-Earning Musicians

November 20, 2013

Madonna is the highest-paid musician in the world for 2013, according to a new ranking in Forbes, besting runner-up Lady Gaga by $45 million. Madonna has made an estimated $125 million over the past year, the majority of which...

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Coldplay and Lily Allen Perform Together

December 20, 2013

Last night in London, Coldplay and Lily Allen both made long-awaited live comebacks at Under 1 Roof, a children's charity benefit concert at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. It was Coldplay's first major show in almost a year, while Allen...

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Can '12 Years' Sweep the Golden Globes?

December 12, 2013

American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave lead the Golden Globes field with seven nominations each for the 71st annual awards, including nods for best picture in their respective categories, Best Musical or Comedy and Best Drama. The Hollywood Foreign Press...

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The 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack Is Streaming

November 13, 2013

Although it's not officially out until Tuesday, the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack is now streaming in full on iTunes. The record features 15 tracks by Coldplay, Christina Aguilera, Lorde, Patti Smith, Santigold, the National and more. The movie...

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