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Coldplay Already Planning "Viva La Vida" Follow-Up For 2009?

August 21, 2008 1:50 PM ET

Coldplay's Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends is barely two months old and already the band are aiming for a 2009 release for their next album. The sessions the band had with producer Brian Eno were so "incredibly fruitful," a source at Coldplay's label EMI said, that they recorded more music than a single album could house. "The majority of the follow-up is already in the can, though they will have to go back into the studio at some point to add a few more songs," the source told the U.K.'s Telegraph. So why the rush? The source speculates that after this upcoming album — which would be the band's fifth — could be combined with an obligatory greatest hits compilation to fulfill their contractual obligation to their label. Chris Martin has already hinted at a new record in 2009, saying it would be the likely destination of the band's collaboration with singer Kylie Minogue.

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