Zac Crain of the Dallas Observer chatted with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who explained one of the benefits of being a major recording act. “One of the great things about selling some records is that we’ve started meeting lots of people that we really respected and admired,” Martin says. “Everyone from Bono to Ian [McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen] to, you know, people like my age, Tim [Wheeler] out of Ash and At the Drive-In and PJ Harvey and all these people. And that’s fu**ing cool. Especially when the press sometimes is giving you a hard time. It’s really nice to know that people you admire don’t think you’re that bad. You know what I mean?” Dallasobserver.com has since removed the article.