Coldplay released the music video for their new single ‘Princess Of China’, featuring Rihanna. The track is off the British rock band’s fifth studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’, out now on EMI.
“In like a dream scenario, we had a song that I’d secretly kind of written to see if Rihanna would want to sing it,” frontman Chris Martin told MTV News, “and then the rest of the band wanted to keep it, so we came up with the idea of asking her to sing it with us, and, to our great surprise, she said okay.”
Watch the Adria Petty and Alan Bibby directed video, shot in March at the Taiko Center in Los Angeles, via YouTube below.
Coldplay performed a slowed-down cover of ‘(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)’ by the Beastie Boys in tribute to Adam Yauch, aka MCA, during the band’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday (May 4). Yauch’s death had been announced earlier in the day. Yauch, who was 47, had been diagnosed with cancer in 2009. Watch the performance via YouTube below.
iTunes is currently streaming one song from Coldplay’s upcoming album ‘Mylo Xyloto’, each day leading up to the album’s release on October 24th. The week of free song streams from the album kicked off yesterday with ‘Princess of China’, featuring Rihanna. Fans can also pre-order ‘Mylo Xyloto’ on iTunes now and the single ‘Paradise’ will begin downloading immediately. ‘Mylo Xyloto’ will be available in digital, CD, and vinyl formats and as a special limited edition Pop-Up album. It was produced by Markus Dravs, Daniel Green, and Rik Simpson, with enoxification and additional composition by Brian Eno.
Gwyneth Paltrow tells The Sun her husband and Coldplay singer Chris Martin has banned her from listening to the band’s music, but she’s gotten around that by putting their material on when he’s out of the house. The actress adds that she’s a big fan of the British rock group’s latest release, ‘Mylo Xyloto’, which is hitting stores October 25th. “I listen to Coldplay around the house when my husband’s not there,” Paltrow said. “I’ve heard the new album, it’s incredible. It’s different and it’s amazing. It’s exciting. I’m excited for him.”
Coldplay have been lined up to perform as part of CBS’ ‘Live on Letterman’ concert series on Tuesday (September 20). The British rock band, making the talk show rounds in support of their upcoming fifth studio album ‘Mylo Xyloto’, will perform on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ that night, with the ‘Live on Letterman’ webcast airing at 8 PM ET.
The webcast will stream via CBS’ website, VEVO, selected CBS Radio stations, Radio.com and on the JumboTron in Times Square. ‘Mylo Xyloto’ is out October 25th on Capitol Records.
Coldplay are putting together a concept album with production from Brian Eno and Marcus Dravs, the pair who helmed the British rock band’s prior album ‘Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends’. “It’s from the point of view of two people who are a bit lost,” frontman Chris Martin tells BBC.co.uk. “Two like-minded outsiders who meet in a very difficult environment and therefore have a journey together.”
Coldplay have reacted to news that BBC 6 Music has been given a reprieve after the BBC Trust had selected it for closure back in March. The British band wrote on their official web site:
You might remember that, earlier this year, the BBC announced its plans to close 6 Music, the wonderful radio station which plays a crucial and unique role in British music.
We’re very pleased to report that the BBC Trust today rejected the station’s planned closure. This was largely due to the enormous public opposition to the plans. So, we’d like to offer heartfelt congratulations to everyone at 6 Music and a big thanks to all of you who took the trouble to contact the BBC Trust and voice your opinions.
Chris Martin was photographed arriving at the ‘Hope For Haiti Now’ Telethon on Friday (January 22) in London, England. Martin and his Coldplay bandmates performed a stripped-down version of their ode ‘A Message’ at the earthquake relief fundraiser. Watch a clip from their performance via CNN.com below.
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Coldplay are out with the video to their new single ‘Strawberry Swing’, the fifth release off the British rock group’s fourth studio album ‘Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends’, out now on EMI/Capitol/Parlophone. Asked about the inspiration behind the story in the treatment, Kenny of the visual artist team Shynola responded, “First and foremost we really wanted it to be nonsensical and almost dream-like. We also knew that the technique itself would also be a lot for the eye to take in. So when we had the idea of a day with a superhero on some weird adventure we chose to frame the journey with a very simple, easy-to-understand narrative: superhero saves girl from baddy. So it’s pretty weird, but makes some sort of sense.” Watch it below the cut. (more…)
The Mirror reports Kid Rock slammed Jennifer Hudson and Coldplay at the MusiCares charity event. “Who’s Jennifer Hudson? The fat girl,” Rock asked after the Oscar winner’s performance, perhaps unaware the singer’s mother, brother and nephew had recently been murdered.
As for Coldplay, Rock said it their set was “was absolutely crap” and “the sh**iest fu**ing performance I have seen in a long time.”