Cary Darling of Knight Ridder Newspapers spoke with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin about how the group got pelted with bottles when touring with hard-rocking Staind and Blink-182. “We took it like a boxer takes a punch. It hurt,” says Martin, adding that if he reads one negative thing about himself, he’s depressed all day. “But we were watching ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ [the 1974 documentary on the Muhammad Ali-George Foreman fight], and that’s the way we deal with criticism. You train harder.” Northjersey.com has since removed the article.
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