Coldplay Wants Simon on Tour

Band invites Idol judge to surprise fans
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2008 10:20 AM CST
Coldplay's Jonny Buckland, Chris Martin, Will Champion, and Guy Berryman attend the Q awards, Oct. 6, 2008, in London.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Simon Cowell may be doling out his famously harsh feedback—on Coldplay’s current tour, the Mirror reports. “At the end of one song I want him to come on screen and say, ‘That was absolutely terrible!’” frontman Chris Martin said. The band will have to stay together in order for that to happen, though: Martin jokes they’ve split up six or seven times this tour alone.

“Every time we do, we get back together about 20 minutes later—we don’t even have time to announce it!” he said. “Whenever we have any bad news, I always quit for about 10 minutes. I get depressed about something—a gig didn’t go well or that person said something terrible. But then the rest of the band will say, ‘It’s OK, we’ll carry on.’”