Bono Denies Hair Transplant
July 12, 2002 4:11 PM
In the August issue of Q magazine, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is quoted as saying, "I'm 25 and I'm really worried I'll be bald by next year. But someone famous, someone who knows, told me Bono's had a hair transplant. Can you believe it? Bono? Some of those tufts have been stitched in. So there's hope for me yet."
According to Ananova, U2's lead singer has denied the statement. His spokeswoman replied with "Ha, ha, ha, what a load of nonsense."
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PlayLouder's Glastonbury Review
July 11, 2002 9:37 PM
For those of you who haven't read it yet, the following is taken from PlayLouder's review of Coldplay at Glastonbury:
Awww bloody hell. When did Coldplay become so, so beautiful? They always were, some would say, but the performance tonight is so assured and so reasurring - heartachingly, devistatingly lush. They've grown, and where once this fool doubted them, the fool's eyes have been opened. If you haven't already - open your eyes.
Chris was always a sweet, humble boy - the bloke your girly friends would shag and bag, saying something like "He's lovely, but..." But now he and his mates have got some confidence, and there's no question why when you hear the new stuff. His vocal tones still lilt in the right places, but you somehow feel he realises now he's allowed to sing like he feels. Coldplay aren't sorry for being Coldplay anymore. They think they're the best band in the world and if they catch you off guard you might just think it yourself. You might skip around, cry like a sorry old sap, and ask the person you don't know standing right next to you to marry you,even if he does sing "Yellow" in your ear so loudly and out of tune that it sounds more like "yellow submarine".
If Coldplay carry on like this we'll soon be calling ourselves coldplaylouder.
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Finding Tickets Still a Possibility
July 10, 2002 10:21 PM
I've got some good news and bad news for those of you who missed out on tickets to Coldplay's upcoming club tour. Which would you like first? I'll just assume the good.
The good news is, there is still hope. I took a look on eBay, and it looks like quite a few scalpers can be blamed for you not getting the tickets you wanted. But at least they are still available.
The bad news? Well, tickets are selling for pretty high prices. If you're looking for a pair of tickets be ready to shell out about $250 or so for the bigger-city shows. If you're a die hard, though, and have the money to burn, definitely give eBay a look.
I'm interested in hearing stories from those of you who were able to get tickets, and even from those of you who weren't. Any strange experiences? Who did you get your tickets through? Did you end up getting the seats you were hoping for? Let me know!
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July 09, 2002 11:20 PM
First off, congratulations to the Coldplay fans who got their advance tickets to the coming US club tour. For those of you who haven't yet been able to purchase them, good luck finding some leftovers. It sounds like most of the shows are sold out except maybe the ones in Washington D.C. and Minneapolis. I wouldn't count on those being available for much longer though, given the high demand.
In case you haven't heard, when the advance information was to be sent out to Coldplay.com registered members last night, their email server went down. This of course led to drama, but I think we can still thank them because they were personally sending out individual emails for about 5 hours straight to make up for the mishap. Not only am I proud of the band, but also the people who are running their official site.
If you didn't manage to get tickets this time around, don't fret because it sounds like we will be somewhat reimbursed when the bigger tour rolls around. Keep your eye on this site for more news on that as it arises.
On a side note, if you haven't joined the forum yet you should, because I want to get some good talk going on in there. Now is the perfect time for it, with the new album coming out soon and all the shows they're playing.
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2nd Wembley Show Added
July 09, 2002 3:36 AM
Coldplay's show scheduled for October 20th at Wembley Arena is nearly sold out, so the band has scheduled a second show the following night. Tickets for that show go on sale tomorrow (July 9th).
The band will play Port Talbot Afan Lido on the 18th before heading to London for the two nights, and then will play the last show of their UK arena tour on the 23rd at Belfast Odyssey Arena.
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