Carved in Stone Vol. 2

May 20, 2004 9:37 PM

Coldplay, R.E.M., U2, Willie Nelson and Ben Harper are among the artists represented via live recordings on "Carved in Stone Vol. 2," recorded at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver. The 10-track album will be available in the Denver area beginning June 4 and nationally on June 15. It follows the 2003 release of the first "Carved in Stone," which featured Phish, Widespread Panic and Indigo Girls.

The lone previously released cut on "Vol. 2" is U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday," which first appeared on the Irish rock quartet's 1983 live album "Under a Blood Red Sky." Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride and Joy" was captured at the late guitarist's final Red Rocks appearance in 1988, while Coldplay's "Politik" was taped in June 2003 during the group's maiden performance at the venue.

Net profits from the sale of the album will be donated to the Preserve the Rocks fund, dedicated to the ongoing rehabilitation of the Red Rocks site.

Here is the track list for "Carved in Stone Vol. 2":

  • "Sunday Bloody Sunday," U2
  • "Pride and Joy," Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • "Politik," Coldplay
  • "Break You Off," the Roots
  • "Screaming John," Sonia Dada
  • "Soulshine," Gov't Mule
  • "A Sorta Fairytale," Tori Amos
  • "Diamonds on the Inside," Ben Harper
  • "Beer for My Horses," Willie Nelson
  • "Pretty Persuasion," R.E.M.

Source: Billboard

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Searching for a Meaning

May 18, 2004 10:31 AM

After the announcement that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow's newborn baby girl had been named "Apple," many have been trying to get to the bottom of the name's origin. The geeks of the world have likened it to the computer company, while others others have surmised that it has something to do with the Beatles' record label.

According to 1490 WBEX, Chris and his wife are just as mystified as the rest of us:

Coldplay singer Chris Martin says he and wife Gwyneth Paltrow have no idea why they decided to call their baby Apple.

The 'Clocks' star – who was delighted when his Oscar-winning spouse delivered their baby girl on Friday – tried to account for the unusual name when quizzed by reporters outside the couple's home in London Monday.

But bemused Chris was hard-pressed to give an adequate reason for the bizarre birth name, and says even he and Gwyneth are slightly mystified by it.

He said, "I don't know why we chose that. It's just a very cool name."

I have to agree with Chris, it certainly is a very cool name.

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New Coldplay Goodies

May 17, 2004 7:50 PM

As you might have already noticed, The Official Coldplay Website is promising a new design next week. Be sure to keep checking back so you don't miss its unveiling!

Also, as several sites around the Web are reporting, the band is offering a one-week only exclusive video for download to celebrate the birth of Chris' baby girl, Apple.

Many of the sites (the official Coldplay site included) warn that the video will not be available for long, so be sure to watch the video (broadband / modem) now before they take it down.

I plan on having some screen caps, audio and lyrics available soon, so stay tuned...

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Chris Martin is a Daddy

May 15, 2004 10:56 AM

Gwyneth Paltrow's popped.

The Oscar-winning thesp and her Coldplay-fronting hubby, Chris Martin, have a brand new little girl – and she's truly the Apple of their eyes.

The newborn, christened Apple Blythe Alison Martin, made her grand entrance Friday in London after what Paltrow's publicist called "a long labor." Apple tipped the scales at 9 pounds, 11 ounces, the publicist said, adding that "both mother and baby are very well."

Dad isn't doing too bad, either. "We are 900 miles over the moon, and we'd like to thank everyone at the hospital who have looked after us amazingly," said Martin.

Apple is the first baby for the A-list marrieds, who shotgunned it in a secret Santa Barbara ceremony last December, less than a week after revealing they were with child.

This puts Paltrow a league ahead of prior boyfriend Ben Affleck, whose own Santa Barbara nuptials never came off, and onetime fiance Brad Pitt, married to Jennifer Aniston without rug rats.

Paltrow, who has also been linked to Luke Wilson and briefly engaged to singer-model-actor Donovan Leitch, met Martin in 2002 at a Coldplay gig in London's Wembley Stadium – shortly after Paltrow's father, director-producer Bruce Paltrow, died of throat cancer.

According to an interview the 31-year-old actress gave the BBC, she was in a prioritizing mode at the time. "I thought, from now on I want to do things that are worth my time," she said. "Get something out of your life and make your life worth something."

Time well spent, it seems.

Martin, 27, has ferociously guarded Paltrow in the time they've been together, not afraid to play hardball with paparazzi who get too close to the couple. He also wrote the ballad "Moses" to comfort Paltrow after the loss of her father. The song appeared on Coldplay's Live 2003 DVD/CD.

Martin and his band, which took home the Record of the Year Grammy in February for the single "Clocks," is currently in the studio working on a follow-up to 2002's A Rush of Blood to the Head. The new disc and tour won't come in until 2005, giving Dad plenty of time for diaper duty.

Meanwhile, Paltrow fans may find themselves passed over in favor of baby as she prepares to puts her career on hold to dabble in motherhood. Paltrow has only two films on her slate, the Sept. 17 sci-fi release Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, opposite Jude Law, and the Dec. 24 release Proof, opposite Anthony Hopkins – both shot when Apple was just a twinkle in Gwynnie's eye.

In fact, she told W magazine she was inspired by the sacrifices of her own mother, actress Blythe Danner. "My mother turned down every fantastic movie there was," Paltrow said. "She turned down these amazing things that would have made her a huge movie star."

Source: E! Online News

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More Coldplay Bashing

May 08, 2004 1:42 AM

She's only just found success, but Amy Winehouse hasn't let lack of experience stop her from hitting out at pop's megastars.

The 20-year-old, who was nominated for two Brits this year, criticised chart hitters Westlife and Coldplay in an interview for Elle magazine.

Speaking about the Brits, Winehouse said: "The standard of music in this country is piss-poor.

"Outkast and Beyonce come over to perform and it's just embarrassing: We've got Westlife."

Winehouse, who was expelled from the Sylvia Young Theatre School for "not applying herself" and has in the past called Dido "bland", also criticised Coldplay.

"I never write a song like 'life is terrible'. I always try to do it with a joke and be funny," she said.

The interview appears in the June issue of Elle magazine out tomorrow.


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