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November 10, 2004 7:35 PM

Schoolgirl Sarah Sainsbury asked pop stars Coldplay for their autographs to sell for charity – and got a triple platinum disc worth 4,000.

Sarah, 17, wrote to the rockers requesting help with her school's appeal to aid Breast Cancer Care.

She was astonished when the band sent her the signed disc of their album A Rush Of Blood To The Head.

Sarah, of Farnham, Surrey, sent the gift to a London fashion event, where it was auctioned for 4,000.

She said: "I was amazed and delighted when I heard how much it fetched."

Source: The Sun

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Possible Show(s) in June?

November 05, 2004 5:17 AM

This hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but according to MegaStar, Coldplay is rumored to be lined up for a show in Manchester (United Kingdom) this coming June at the Stadium:

Manchester is the place to be next summer, as Coldplay, U2 and Oasis are all set to rock the Stadium.

Hurrah! Roll on summer.

According to reports, Coldplay are busy putting the finishing touches to their hotly-anticipated third album and are scheduled to play in June.

But we're sure they'll still belt out Yellow, don't worry.

As always, you'll hear more details here once they become available.

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KCRW Show Postponed

November 01, 2004 8:34 AM

Coldplay's only US concert date of the year has been postponed.

Chris Martin and guitarist Johnny Buckland were due to perform as part of Los Angeles radio station KCRW's "A Sounds Eclectic Evening" alongside Rilo Kiley and several other artists.

Yesterday though, the station announced due to "scheduling and logistical conflicts" the event, originally due to take place on November 20 at the Universal Ampitheatre, will now take place next year.

Tickets have already sold out for the event and KCRW said they hope to release information on the new date as soon as possible.

Source: NME

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Digital Music Awards 2004

October 23, 2004 6:33 AM

Thanks to all those who voted for this site in the DMA 2004 People's Choice Award, we came in at #186 this year, up 119 spots from where we were last year!

A very special and sincere thank you to everyone who played a part! Here's looking to a similar jump in the ranking next year!

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Band Aid III

October 21, 2004 5:24 AM

The following comes from an article at XFM titled Coldplay, Darkness And Travis For Band Aid III?:

Coldplay, The Darkness and Travis are among the acts rumoured to be involved with the re-release of Band Aid's 1984 hit single and, once again, it's to raise money for the ongoing famine in Africa.

Coldplay's Chris Martin (known already for his charity work with Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign), Travis' Fran Healy and Justin Hawkins of The Darkness are all reported to have told original organisers Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure they will make time in their schedule to be involved.

"Chris is one of many artists that has been approached," a spokesman for Coldplay told Xfm, "And we're going to see what develops."

"It's definitely going to happen," Ure explained to The Sun, "I'm very excited. This project is not just about raising money. It's about putting the focus back on Africa and the problem of famine which has not gone away.

For the whole article, visit XFM.

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