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Originally posted 10/25/2011 08:20AM
On their fifth album, Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay busts a move, discovering in their second decade that they can groove.
Hey, it wasn’t enough for them to rule arenas, they want to rule dance floors too!
Although they pumped driving rhythms into 2005's under-appreciated X&Y, there's a new swagger to the beats on Mylo Xyloto.
The thumping drums that end "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" find Will Champion flexing more muscle, while the funky bass on "Major Minus" might make you think that Flea has replaced Guy Berryman.
Originally posted 09/26/2011 12:00PM
The newlywed life is the good life for Carrie Underwood, who was told there would be rough patches.
"Everyone says the first month is the hardest, or the fourth month or the eighth month," the 28-year-old, who wed NHL player Mike Fisher last year, told PEOPLE. "We're just enjoying it."
The country songstress's career has been "go, go, go," she said, adding: "You never really get to stop and smell the roses and really enjoy just being a person."
Originally posted 07/29/2011 04:30PM
"Who do I have to bang to get an advance copy of the new @coldplay album? I mean, really."
Being married to frontman Chris Martin doesn't mean much when it comes to musical perks, actress Gwyneth Paltrow jokingly Tweets.
Originally posted 04/01/2010 05:20PM
It's that time of year again – and Hollywood is joining in on the fun of April Fools' Day. From fake pregnancies to Twitter hacking, here's how some stars are messing with their fans:
Is Brooke Burke pregnant? "Where is your sense of humor?!? I will not be Dancing With baby #5. lOL Got you!!!! April Fools!!!" the Dancing with the Stars co-host, whose Web site reported the fake news on Thursday, Tweeted later in the day. (She even had her mom believing there would be another Burke baby on the way.)
Justin Bieber's already topped the pop charts – but what about the Web? The 16-year-old singer "bought" FunnyOrDie.com, renamed it Bieber or Die, and declared, "Anything that's not Bieber dies!"
Are the guys of Coldplay the latest celebs launching a signature fragrance? The band broke the faux news on their Web site that Angst by Coldplay, which features ingredients such as sangre, sudor and lagrimas, can now be purchased online for £42, although it's already sold out.
Originally posted 05/04/2009 10:00AM
British rocker Chris Martin is under fire again, this time over claims that his band Coldplay has plagiarized another musician's work.
Yusuf Islam, better known as '70s' rocker Cat Stevens, claims his song "Foreigner Suite" is behind the band's recent hit, "Viva La Vida," reports Britain's Sun.
"There's been this argument about Coldplay stealing this melody from Joe Satriani, but, if you listen to it, it's mine!" says Stevens, 60, who now goes by his Muslim name. "It's the 'Foreigner Suite.' "
Originally posted 05/01/2009 09:35AM
Coldplay is helping battle the economic crunch. Starting with the band's May 15 show in West Palm Beach, Fla., Coldplay will give everyone attending concerts on their North American Viva la Vida summer tour a free live album as a "recession-busting mark of gratitude" to their fans for supporting them, the musicians announced on their Web site.
Fans not holding tickets to Coldplay performances can get the nine-song collection, LeftRightLeftRightLeft, as a free download on the band's Web site as of May 15 – though a physical copy of the free LP will be available only at the concerts.
"Playing live is what we love. This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen," Coldplay said in a statement.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 02/07/2009 02:00PM
The night was a tribute to Neil Diamond, but it was Jennifer Hudson's moving take on his 1969 hit "Holly Holy" that brought down the house.
Wearing a gold jacket and black satin pantsuit, Hudson – backed by three singers – was serious and soulful in her powerful performance, which drew cheers from the audience three times during the song, especially when she hit high notes with a lot of vibrato.
The Los Angeles Convention Center audience of more than 1,500 immediately rose to its feet in a standing ovation as she mouthed the words "thank you" and took a small bow. As she looked up and saw the entire room standing and clapping, a look of genuine surprise came over her face, and her mouth fell open. She again mouthed the words "thank you," and waved to the crowd in appreciation.
Originally posted 01/14/2009 11:45AM
From a same-sex kissing pop tart to a Caribbean-loving country star, this year's Grammy performers will be an eclectic bunch.
Nominees Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Lil Wayne – who is up for eight awards – and the Jonas Brothers will take the stage at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 8.
"As an artist and a songwriter ... you always dream about being nominated for a Grammy," Nick Jonas said of being nominated with his brothers in the best new artist category. "And if we do win – wow, that would be amazing."
CBS will broadcast the ceremony live from Los Angeles's Staples Center on Feb. 8.
Originally posted 12/02/2008 09:05AM
It's the British Invasion: Take Two!
Coldplay's Viva la Vida was the best-selling album on iTunes for 2008, the music downloading service has announced. The album featuring frontman Chris Martin (a.k.a. Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow) has sold more than 2 million copies since being released in June – and has sold more than 500,000 digitally, the Associated Press reports.
Another Brit, Leona Lewis, claimed the year's top-selling single with her addictively catchy hit "Bleeding Love."
According to iTunes, she edged out Coldplay's title track (which came in at No. 2), followed by Flo Rida's "Low," Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" and Rihanna's "Disturbia."
Originally posted 11/10/2008 11:40AM
She may have notched a World Music Award, but Mariah Carey had another very important thing on her mind last night – her husband of six months, Nick Cannon.
"It's a blessing to live this life. Thanks to the fans and for the 18 number one singles I've had," Carey, 39, told the crowd after receving a special achievement honor from presenter Alicia Keys. "Special shout to my husband and best friend Nick, I love you."
The show opened with a high-energy performance by Beyoncé. Wearing black leather pants and a white blouse, she brought the crowd to their feet by performing a medley of her tunes. Later in the evening, she won an award for outstanding contribution to the arts.
The big winner of the night was U.K. band Coldplay, who were crowned the best selling recording act.
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