Monday, 6 January 2014

Crisis charity use 'Christmas Lights' for promotional video

The homelessness charity, Crisis, have released their Christmas 2013 promotional video with Coldplay's 'Christmas Lights' as backing. Have a watch.



Keep shining on...

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Ian Astbury of The Cult: Chris Martin 'nothing to do with rock music', but Coldplay have made some 'wonderful records'

Photo: Alberto Cabello Mayero (Flickr)



Ian Astbury, leader singer of 80s post-punk/heavy rock band The Cult, has said that Chris Martin has 'nothing to do with rock music', despite Coldplay having made 'some wonderful records'. Speaking to Esquire, Astbury added that hip-hop artists such as Kayne West had 'more to do with rock and roll'. Section from the interview below.

Friday, 3 January 2014

'Touching' ukelele cover of Coldplay's Fix You



What do you think?

The Huffington Post certainly liked it...

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Coldplay's LP6 set for 2014 release?



2013 was a rather quiet year on the Coldplay front, but there are rumours that the same might not be the case for 2014. Could this be the year that Coldplay release their 6th album and follow-up to Mylo Xyloto?

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Photos: Coldplay at Under 1 Roof, Hammersmith Apollo, London

Photos from Coldplay's Under 1 Roof show at Hammersmith Apollo, London featuring Lily Allen, Ricky Gervais, Robbie Williams, Dymamo and Rizzle Kicks. For the complete selection click here.


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Coldplay announce Live 2012 film details



Today Coldplay announced details of their upcoming Live 2012 film, previously referred to as #coldplayfilm. The film, which will be the first official concert film since 2003, will be released on 19th November and will feature footage from shows at the Stade de France (Paris), the Bell Centre (Montreal) and Glastonbury Festival.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Photos: Coldplay at the Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic

Have a look at these fantastic photos, taken by Petr Klapper, from the Coldplay show last night at the Eden Arena in Prague, Czech Republic. To view the full selection click here.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Paralympic Closing Ceremony initial review



Coldplay brought London 2012 to an end with a stunning set at the Paralympic Closing Ceremony. The band played a hefty 16 songs, and were joined on stage by Rihanna and later Jay-Z during the evening.

The ceremony, directed by Kim Gavin and titled 'Festival of the Flame', used the four seasons as a theme, but it was the music of Coldplay which took centre stage throughout.

Paralympic Closing Ceremony preview

Tonight (9th Sept.) Coldplay will play perhaps the most important gig of their lives as they take centre stage during the Paralympic Closing Ceremony. The ceremony, directed by Kim Gavin, is called a 'Festival of Flame' and will feature 2,000 performers, drawing a curtain on London 2012.

It has already been confirmed by Xylobands creator Jason Regler that the flashing wristbands will feature, however it is also now widely tipped that Rihanna and Jay-Z take part. Chris Martin fuelled the speculation after confirming that Coldplay would be performing alongside 'friends' when speaking to Greg James on BBC Radio 1. In addition, the American stars have been sighted in the Olympic Park today.

On Friday the Daily Mail released the following pictures of Coldplay rehearsing for the show. The show Chris and Guy climbing to the top of a large flight of stairs, and also show a large Fish and Grasshopper as props which will be used during the ceremony.

How long Coldplay will feature for remains unknown, however encouraging news comes from Anchorman, who tweeted that the ceremony will include a Coldplay 'set'.

The start time for the show on the ticket indicates a 7.30pm start, however it is likely to begin closer to 8.30pm. The 'Festival of Flame' will be broadcasted in full by Channel 4 in the UK, and it will be live streamed online globally at www.paralympic.org.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Watch the Mylo Xyloto Comic Con Panel Discussion


Last week Coldplay announced that they would be releasing a six-part comic series to reveal the story behind Mylo Xyloto.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Princess Of China music video screenshots

Here are a number of screenshots from the visually spectacular Princess of China music video, released today. Click on the images for larger versions. Enjoy!