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November 18, 2003 10:58 AM

Hopefully all of you have gone out and bought Coldplay's latest DVD/CD release, "Live 2003," by now. If not, what are you waiting for? It's awesome.

Apparently Chris was pretty nervous when they were filming the DVD. He told NME "you’re like slave to the camera and you’re thinking all the time 'I better do something interesting', but sometimes you end up just sitting totally still, petrified about doing anything."

Remember to take the following with a grain of salt (or two), but Teen Hollywood is reporting that Chris and his girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow have been house-hunting in London recently, apparently eyeing a home that isn't even on the market (but that I'm sure they can both afford).

Billboard reports that Best Buy will be releasing a small Christmas CD on November 28th called "Sweet Tracks." Apparently Coldplay is featured on the release, alongside artists like Jewel and Sting.

This one somehow slipped past me this summer, but Zombieguide.com has said that Coldplay performed a live cover of The Cranberries' hit song "Linger." Did any of you get to hear this? If so, let me know. Apparently Chris introduced the song by saying "We love Thanksgiving food so you should all enjoy this one."

And finally, according to MTV, renowned hip-hop producer Timbaland is considering retiring, but says that he would reconsider if Coldplay were interested. "The only [artist] I'd like to do a song with is Coldplay," he said. "That's the only one I really want to work with now."

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Coldplay Reaching 'Britney-level'

November 10, 2003 7:50 PM

Joan Anderman has written an excellent article on Coldplay for the Boston Globe titled Coldplay unfazed by fame. In the article, Joan touches upon the band's ability to strike a chord among the musical tastes of a great number of people. She also compares the sheer volume of their record sales to those of pop singer Britney Spears, and says that Coldplay may eventually "inherit U2's mantle." Any and all Coldplay fans should read this article, because it is one of those that comes along so rarely in today's world of media mediocrity.

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'Constructive Destruction'

November 06, 2003 11:32 PM

Coldplay singer Chris Martin told NME.com that during recent recording sessions for their next album, the band decided to scrap 42 songs that they had already written. Martin said, "I regard that as constructive destruction. But numbers are insignificant. You could say 'I've written 12 songs' and they're all rubbish, or you could say you've written one song and it could be 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. I'm glamorizing it, but we were just in Chicago and we scrapped a lot of songs."

The vocalist told the magazine that coming up with material isn't a problem. "We want to record and record and record...it strikes me the more fame and success you get, the more you realize that the only thing that's really worth anything is the thing that made you want to get famous and successful in the first place. And that is writing tunes. We've got some tunes man, let me tell you that!"

Martin said that the band's next album, the follow-up to their phenomenally successful 2002 release, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, won't be out until the end of 2004.

Source: Yahoo! Launch

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Coming to a Theater Near You

October 24, 2003 10:08 PM

Good news for us American Coldplay fans who were jealous of our Canadian neighbors who have been promised silver screen debuts of the 'Live 2003' DVD before it hits stores – we get to see it early too! Check out the latest Coldplay newsletter (sent out by Capitol Records today) for a full listing of the 33 nationwide debut dates. They are all scheduled to show at 7:30pm local time on November 3rd.

In other news, Coldplay received the Best International Rock Artist award at this year's MTV Latin Music Awards. See MTV.com for more information.

Also, for those of you who haven't noticed yet, Coldplay.com is now taking orders for a new 2004 Coldplay calendar. Most of the photographs in the calendar were apparently taken by Kevin Westenberg, but are different from those that are featured in the band's Tour Book. To add to the fun, the site is selling the calendar sans shipping costs (worldwide). Head to the Coldplay e-Shop to get your hands on the 2004 Coldplay calendar.

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Still Part of the Hype

October 23, 2003 7:13 PM

Even though Coldplay has retreated from the limelight somewhat before heading into the studio to work on album number three, there is still a great deal of Coldplay buzz in the air. As we all know by now, the 'Live 2003' DVD is scheduled for a November 11th release date, and there will be several listening parties before then. The schedule for those parties is as follows:

The Pill
Boston, MA
October 24, 2003 at 9:00pm

Streets of London
1502 East Colfax, Denver, CO
October 25, 2003 at 9:00pm

Mod
505 Columbus Ave, New York, NY
October 29, 2003 at 9:00pm

Stubbs
801 Red River, Austin, TX
October 30, 2003 at 9:00pm

Panic!
6820 E 5th. Ave, Phoenix, AZ
October 30, 2003 at 9:00pm

Popscene
330 Ritch St, San Francisco, CA
October 30, 2003 at 9:00pm

Underground
7323 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
October 31, 2003 at 9:00pm

Mooses Beach House
4770 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV
November 1, 2003 at 9:00pm

To top things off, IFilm has an exclusive 'Trouble' video available on their website as part of their Great Performances feature. They've got streams available for broadband and modem connections, so be sure to check it out!

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