Chris Martin Turns 31
March 02, 2008 11:00 AM
Chris Martin, who was born on March 2, 1977, turns 31 years old today. Happy birthday, Chris!
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Rolling Stone's In-Depth Look at Coldplay's New Album
February 29, 2008 12:49 AM
In a feature at Rolling Stone titled Coldplay at Work on 'Something Different' for Upcoming Album, the new album's departure from the more "traditional" Coldplay sound is discussed. The article includes several quotes from Chris Martin and Jon Buckland about the recording process, the current status of their track listing process, and even gives a preview of several of the songs that will most likely appear on the new album. Head on over to Rolling Stone and check out the article, because it's not one you'll want to miss if you're hungry for new album teasers.
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Coldplay Have Completed Mixing Their New Album
February 25, 2008 9:54 AM
Coldplay have finished mixing their fourth studio album, and the as-yet-untitled record is set for an early summer release.
The band's manager Dave Holmes told Billboard the band also plan to tour Europe and North America this summer.
"We're just about finished. They're in the final mixing. They'll start mastering, and away we go. I think it's their best album, they've really delivered. It's a fantastic record, they've really put the work in."
They've been working with producers Brian Eno and Markus Dravs on the album since November of 2006 at their own studio in North London, as well as in Barcelona and New York.
Despite the constant changes at Coldplay's label EMI, which has resulted in some big-name departures including the likes of Radiohead and Paul McCartney, Holmes revealed it had little impact on the band.
"When all that was going on we were over here (in London) in the studio, so we kind of steered clear of all that. We've got a great plan in place."
Touring plans are currently being prepared, and Holmes says the band are working with director/set designer Paul Normandale on a few ideas.
"If we can pull this off it's going to be quite different. We're going to try something a little different in the arena space. The guys are really eager to get back on the road."
The Observer reported yesterday (February 24) one of the band's new tracks, 'Song For The Escapist', will feature on the closing credits of new British film The Escapist.
Rumors are circulating the band will headline this year's V Festival along with Muse in August.
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All Three Coldplay Albums Listed in 'Best Ever British Albums'
February 18, 2008 1:35 AM
Coldplay's three albums, including 'A Rush of Blood to the Head' (#26), 'X&Y' (#32) and 'Parachutes' (#47) have all made it into the results of a poll by music magazine Q and retailer HMV to find the 50 "Best Ever British Albums."
You can read more about the results, which included Oasis in the top two spots, over at Oxford Mail.
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New Album Won't Be Titled 'Prospekt' Afterall
February 10, 2008 10:45 PM
Coldplay are close to finishing their fourth studio album — and denied reports about what the record will be called.
The foursome revealed they have pretty much finished the highly anticipated LP, apparently due out May 19, and are in the final mixing stages.
Writing on their blog the band explained: "Mixing has been slow and painstaking but that's just the nature of the beast. So...give us another month or so and we might just have an album worthy of your patience."
They revealed the names of two tracks recorded before Christmas – 'Lovers In Japan' and 'Strawberry Swing' - and also clarified that, despite reports stating otherwise, their new album will not be called 'Prospekt'.
They have yet say what the follow-up to 2005's 'X&Y' will be titled.
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