New Track from Coldplay with Jay-Z
October 18, 2008 4:37 PM
As reported by E! Online on Thursday, a version of "Lost!" featuring rapper Jay-Z and titled "Lost+" will be released on their upcoming EP titled Prospekt's March. However, Ryan Seacrest debuted the song on his radio show this week, and you can now check it out online at KIIS FM's website. Or, if you're partial to downloads and torrents, Mininova is your friend.
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Coldplay to Appear on SNL in October
September 28, 2008 9:03 AM
According to an IMDB user who attended a SAG-hosted Q&A of "Mad Men" last night, Jon Hamm was there and announced that he will be hosting Saturday Night Live on October 25. Musical guest will be Coldplay.
Head on over to ohnotheydidn't for the full scoop.
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Happy 31st, Jonny!
September 11, 2008 7:15 AM
Jonny Buckland was born on September 11, 1977, so he turns 31 years old today. Happy birthday, Jonny!
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EP of Leftovers Coming in December?
September 03, 2008 11:21 PM
Little more than two months ago, Coldplay's Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends hit shelves, sold 721,000 copies in its first week and bumped Lil Wayne's million-plus-selling Tha Carter III to #2. It has become the best-selling rock record of 2008, cementing Coldplay's position as one of the world's biggest rock bands. To date, that record has sold more than 1.6 million units and remains one of the year's best sellers.
But fans who thought they'd have to wait years for more Coldplay won't have to wait much more than a few months. In an interview on BBC Radio's "6 Music" show, frontman Chris Martin said the band will release an EP to be titled either Prospects March or Prospects Songs on December 26 "or something like that."
During the radio program, fellow guest Michael Stipe was the one who asked Martin about long-circulating rumors that the band's sessions with Viva la Vida producer Brian Eno yielded much more than the 12 tracks that actually made the cut. Martin said the EP will feature several leftover tracks, including "Luna," a song the British rockers worked on with Kylie Minogue.
Martin then revealed his band's intention to release an album of fresh material by the end of 2009. "I've said it very quietly, as we're not allowed to announce the album. We're [going to] have another record ready by November 2009 to end the decade," Martin said.
No word yet on whether Coldplay plan on abandoning the dingy military/ marching-band uniforms they embraced during appearances to promote Viva la Vida.
"We felt like we got to a point where we wanted to change a bit, and so for us, that's a bit of a revolution, I suppose," Martin told MTV News. "It's important for us to change because it keeps us really hungry and excited, and we always sort of felt we never deserved the job we got given, so we're always trying to improve and validate our position."
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Coldplay May Release New Album in 2009
August 22, 2008 12:21 AM
Coldplay are reportedly set to release a new album in 2009 - despite the fact that the band's last record, 'Viva La Vida Or Death And all His Friends', was only released in June.
A report in The Sun (August 21) suggests that the band's 'Viva La Vida..' sessions with producer Brian Eno had been so successful that they were now looking to rush-release a new album of already recorded material.
A source at the band's label EMI said: "The 'Viva La Vida...' sessions were incredibly fruitful. They gelled brilliantly with Brian and recorded much more music than they could fit on one album.
"The majority of the follow-up is already in the can, though they will have to go back into the studio at some point to add a few more songs."
Frontman Chris Martin previously revealed that the band had recorded a song with Kylie Minogue, titled 'Luna', which didnít make it onto 'Viva La Vida...', saying that the song "will be on a record we will put out in 2009".
However a spokesperson for EMI denied reports the move would let the band out of their record deal with the label, telling NME.COM: "Contrary to inaccurate reports in The Sun, Coldplay are signed to a long-term record deal with EMI and are committed to produce a number of albums. The band's relationship with EMI is both long-term and positive."
Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Radiohead have all recently left EMI. The label was taken over by private equity firm Terra Firma in 2007.
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