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Coldplay to Play Cango Caves?

July 13, 2006 7:49 AM

According to Tonight Western Cape, there is a bid open for Coldplay to perform in the Cango Caves in South Africa:

MTV's satellite music channel has applied for permission to stage a one-off "unplugged" concert in the famous Cango Caves - starring Coldplay.

Head on over to Tonight Western Cape to find out all the details on why this is a special event.

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Guy and His Wife Expecting a Daughter

June 22, 2006 7:37 AM

According to the Celebrity Baby Blog, Guy and his wife are expecting a baby girl:

It's a girl! In a new interview with the Guardian, Jo reveals that she and Guy are expecting a daughter, and discusses her pregnancy style, including high heels, and the tough decision of altering her wedding dress so that she can wear it again, or saving it for her daughter!

This will be the third Coldplay baby this year, as well as the third Coldplay girl. Ava Champion is now almost 2 months old, Moses Martin 2 1/2 months, and Apple just turned two in May.

Head on over to the Celebrity Baby Blog for the full scoop, or you can read the Guardian interview they mention.

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Keane Frontman Disses on Chris Martin

June 18, 2006 9:42 AM

Virgin.net reports that Keane frontman Tom Chaplin has been criticising Chris Martin:

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin has slammed Coldplay star Chris Martin for losing his posh accent on screen in a bid to appear more 'common'.

Keane, who have recently released their second album 'Under The Iron Sea', are open about their middle class roots and feel Martin should be also.

Chaplin remarked: "I remember seeing Chris Martin on television, and thinking, if I ever get on TV, I'm not going to start dropping my Ts and Gs.

"It would be like cutting out a piece of who you are just to please other people."

Head over to Virgin.net for the original article.

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Isle of Wight Wrap-Up

June 12, 2006 12:19 AM

BBC News is reporting on Coldplay's only British concert of the year, having just recently played the Isle of Wight festival for 60,000 fans:

Coldplay received one of the best receptions of the weekend at the Isle of Wight, playing songs from their three albums plus a cover of Lou Reed's Perfect Day.

Chris Martin told the crowd they would release a single called Do the Crouch if England did well at the World Cup - before performing Peter Crouch's robotic dance.

He also invited a young blonde woman to sit on the stage and sip champagne for two songs as "crowd member of the year".

The band, who had the world's best-selling album of 2005, are about to embark on a tour of Australia and Japan.

Head on over to BBC News for the complete lowdown.

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Why Duet w/ Chris was Pulled from Nelly Furtado's Album

June 06, 2006 5:49 AM

Chris Martin's collaboration with Nelly Furtado was axed from her new album because his voice was too "rocky".

The duet, 'All Good Things', was removed from the track-listing on the singer's latest LP, 'Loose', on the orders of the Coldplay frontman's record company EMI.

Initially it was not known why the song had been removed at the last minute but Nelly has now revealed that bosses at EMI thought Martin's usually melancholy tones were too raucous and pulled the plug.

She said: "Chris' label didn't want his voice sounding so rocky, so they said we couldn't use the song."

'All Good Things' does still appear on the album, which is released next Monday (12.06.06), but with just Nelly's vocals on it.

This is not the first time a duet involving the singer has been stopped by his record company.

Martin, who is married to Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow, recorded the original vocal to The Streets' UK hit 'Dry Your Eyes'.

The group's frontman, Mike Skinner, revealed: "I asked him to do it and he did, but I don't think his record company liked it."

Source: Life Style Extra

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