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What Might Have Been

November 27, 2003 10:09 PM

There's a very revealing and postive article about Johnny Cash at The New York Times' website. It goes into great detail concerning the songs Johnny Cash had recorded before his death, and even some of the songs he was planning to record had he lived longer. For the most part, the article has little to do with Coldplay, but the following caught my eye toward the very end:

"'There are a couple of songs that it just breaks my heart that we didn't get to do,' Mr. Rubin said. He mentioned the Stevie Wonder hit 'A Place in the Sun' and a song written for Cash by Chris Martin of Coldplay."

It is a real shame that we may never hear Chris' song sung by such a legend, but maybe Chris will end up performing it in his honor. Guess we'll have to wait and see...

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Chris Duets with Mike Skinner

November 27, 2003 11:05 AM

Coldplay and The Streets have recorded a duet which could feature on the band's new album.

Lead singer Chris Martin confirms he has made a track with rapper Mike Skinner.

He shot to fame last year with his fresh narrative on city life in the Original Pirate Material.

The new track is one of 60 Coldplay have recently penned in preparation for their third album, says The Sun.

Martin said: "We've been writing songs for this next record for 18 months now and we've probably written about 60.

"As soon as we finished our huge world tour last year, we went straight into the studio to get these ideas down in case we died or something before they were recorded.

"We've completed enough songs to make sure that if our plane goes down, they can be finished.

"I'm gonna die one day so I want to have written lots of songs."

Source: Ananova

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Live 2003 DVD/CD Promotions

November 26, 2003 11:36 PM

Even though you can already pick up Coldplay's latest release, the 'Live 2003' DVD/CD set, at a store near you, there is still plenty of promotion going on. You can do your part spreading the word and showing support for the band by using this buddy icon in your favorite instant messaging client. You can also send out a cool e-card to your friends to say hi and let them know about the new release. Oh, and there's plenty of talk about the 'Live 2003' DVD/CD going on in the discussion forum, so if you haven't signed up yet, get to it so you can join in on the action!

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Coldplay Named 'Best Band' by Spin

November 24, 2003 6:46 PM

British rockers Coldplay have been named the Band of The Year by top American rock magazine Spin.

In the year's first major Best Of poll, The White Stripes' Elephant claimed the Album of The Year title and In Da Club by 50 Cent was hailed the Single of The Year.

In other top picks, Led Zeppelin's How the West was Won was named the Best Reissue of The Year; Outkast were named the Eccentric Geniuses of The Year, and Johnny Cash's Hurt took the year's Best Video prize.

Source: TeenMusic.com

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Chris' Charges Dropped

November 20, 2003 10:04 PM

Police on Friday dropped a malicious damage charge that was filed against Chris Martin, lead singer of British band Coldplay, after he allegedly smashed the windshield of a photographer in Australia.

It was not immediately clear why the charge was dropped, but lawyers for the singer had applied at an earlier hearing to have the case dismissed.

Martin, 26, was charged following an argument with a photographer on July 20 in the east coast resort town of Byron Bay. Police said at the time that the photographer's car windshield was smashed with a rock.

Martin was not present in Byron Bay Magistrates Court Friday when police dropped the charge. Magistrate Jeff Linden subsequently dismissed the case.

At the time of the incident, Martin was in Byron Bay with Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow to perform at a music festival.

Police originally said the British singer was surfing at Byron Bay's Seven Mile beach and later confronted a photographer who had taken photos of him.

Source: ABC News

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