Straight Kickin' It

April 29, 2004 5:22 PM

No matter how famous a pop star one may become, there's nothing better than having a kickabout with your mates.

The Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was spotted playing football with the rest of the band, who had a huge hit with their last album, 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head'.

According to The Sun, the lads, including drummer Will Champion, looked relaxed and happy as they took a break from recording their third album in a north London recording studio.

"Chris and his mates looked like they were taking it seriously. But David Beckham needn't worry about his place in the England team, judging by Chris's 'silky' skills," an on looker was quoted as saying.


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'Night for India' Planned at UCLA

April 27, 2004 8:46 PM

An event featuring stars from Bollywood and Hollywood is being planned in California to raise money for various organizations that offer aid to India.

Popular music acts from India scheduled to perform during the June 8 One Night for India event at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion include Talvin Singh, Nitin Sawhney and Karsh Kale.

North American artists Michelle Branch and Macy Gray are also expected to make an appearance, while Peter Gabriel and Coldplay are to be seen performing by remote satellite.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the American India Foundation.

One Night for India will be filmed and recorded for DVD/CD and television distribution.

This is an unprecedented cross-cultural affair designed to showcase the power of the Indian and Western entertainment industries in raising the world's awareness of the AIDS pandemic facing India, said Mark Porter, event co-founder and co-chairman of the One Night Foundation.

Ticket prices for the event range from $25 for single tickets to $500 for VIP packages.

They go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster and at the event's official website,

Source: Big News Network

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49th Ivor Novello Awards

April 26, 2004 6:47 PM

Coldplay's 'Clocks' faces competition from Jamelia's 'Superstar' and Sugababes' 'Hole In The Head' for PRS Most Performed Work trophy at this year's Ivor Novello Awards.

The award ceremony honors British songwriters, composers and music publishers and will take place at London's Grosvenor House hotel on May 27.

To read the full article this news was paraphrased from, visit NME.

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British Sea Power Disses Coldplay

April 22, 2004 9:41 PM

In an article in the Arts section of Telegraph, "Noble," the guitarist for British Sea Power says:

"The biggest acts in our country are Coldplay and Dido. What they do is just a general moaning, without any content. They've got nothing to say. If you look to be a great band, then you want to sing about great things, like Charles Lindbergh flying over the Atlantic, or the Heydrich story."

For the full article, read Marching into Europe.

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Chris Upset with Ian McCulloch

April 22, 2004 5:22 PM

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has blasted fellow singer friend Ian McCulloch after he leaked out the band's plans for a massive world tour.

According to rate the, Echo And The Bunnymen star McCulloch earlier revealed that his group had been asked to support Coldplay on a tour next year.

But Martin was furious with his pal for letting the news slip and demanded that it be retracted.

"Chris was livid that Ian had mentioned it to anyone and wanted it all denied. He was really upset and said Ian had jeopardised the band's chances of supporting Coldplay", a source told British newspaper the Daily Star.

"At the moment, there's no specific plan for a tour next year", a Coldplay spokesperson said.


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