Another Tiff and More New Releases
September 03, 2003 8:55 PM
There's a lot of Coldplay news to report today. Apparently, not long after Chris Martin' got in a bit of trouble with his paparazzo scuffle (see previous news), drummer Will Champion is in a bit of trouble of his own after a tiff with one of his neighbors. Fortunately, other than a little embarrassment, no real damage was done in this case. To read the full story, check out MegaStar.
On the bright side of things, MTV reports today that Coldplay has announced a live CD and DVD package called "Coldplay Live 2003," which they plan to release on November 11th of this year. The following information comes directly from the article:
The double-disc set was recorded on July 21 and 22 at the Horden Pavilion in Sydney, Australia. The DVD features 90 minutes of material, including two tracks previously unreleased in North America. The first, "The One I Love," was a B-side on the U.K. single for "In My Place," and the other, "Moses," is new.
The DVD was shot with nine cameras on 16 mm film. The package will also contain interview footage, a behind-the-scenes documentary and a tour diary. An edited audio CD of the performance will be included as well.
Also, according to BillBoard.com, a live version of Coldplay's 'The Scientist' will be featured on a compilation disc called "Sessions@AOL" to be released on October 14th of this year. Other artists to be featured on the release include Missy Elliott, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, Nappy Roots, Lil' Kim and Michelle Branch.
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In the "Say It Ain't So" Category
September 02, 2003 6:59 PM
Pop star Justin Timberlake is planning to join hands with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in a musical partnership.
According to website Ratethemusic, the duo mutually admire each other, and have been raving about the other's musical prowess.
Coldplay has also performed cover versions of several Timberlake tracks during festival performances this summer, while Justin, at last week's MTV Video Music Awards revealed that he listens to Coldplay every day.
The twosome, who were spotted together at the New York nightclub Suede last week, are in the process of planning a record as their new offering.
"The guys talked about a collaboration project," an onlooker at the club was quoted as saying in The New York Post.
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Chris Hanging Out with Sir Paul?
September 01, 2003 3:48 PM
In your typical "Chris and Gwyneth are getting married soon" article over at Ireland Online, it has been reported that Chris Martin was seen with Paul McCartney in a pub this weekend. The contents of the short article are as follows:
Rumours are flying back and forth across the Atlantic that Gwyneth Paltrow is about to tie the knot with Coldplay's Chris Martin.
She has been telling friends to keep the weekend of September 27 free for her 31st birthday party but there are rumours she may make it her wedding day as well.
Martin and Paltrow have become one of the hottest celebrity couples around. Martin was in Scotland at the weekend for the wedding of Stella McCartney and was spotted in a local pub with Paul McCartney.
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NME Hunting Youngsters
September 01, 2003 12:19 PM
Are you between 16 and 25 years old and living in London? If so, you should send an email to NME.com. According to their website, they are looking for opinions on the albums up for this year's Mercury Prize, for which both Radiohead's 'Hail to the Thief' and Coldplay's 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' are nominated. If you are selected from the entrants, you must be able to listen to some (or all) of the albums either tomorrow (9/2) or Wednesday (9/3). Be sure to read their official announcement for more details.
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Plenty of Post-VMA News
August 30, 2003 4:57 PM
Dan from BBC 6Music wrote in yet again to let us all know that they plan to replay Coldplay's set from Glastonbury 2000 on Monday, September 8th from 10pm to 11pm and on Saturday, September 13th from 6am to 7am. Be sure not to miss it!
And while that particular gig is being shared with many, there is another one rumored to be going on very soon that is meant to be a very secret affair. Reuters is reporting that Chris Martin and a whole slew of other stars have arrived in Scotland this weekend in order to attend what they believe to be the wedding of Stella McCartney. Be sure to read the article for more information.
In an article at Guardian Unlimited titled "Coldplay beat the Britflop blues," Conor McNicholas, editor of the NME, has given Coldplay quite a profound compliment:
"Coldplay are exceptional for a whole host of reasons. They are by far and away the best British band that are working at the moment, and I include Radiohead in that, too."
"In terms of the records, their sheer hard graft, the column inches that Chris Martin's love life [with Gwyneth Paltrow] is getting and the intensity of their live performances, no other band are even close."
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