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America Groans Over NFL's Pick for Super Bowl Headliner

Coldplay is 'dull, soulless dad rock'

(Newser) - Coldplay will try to outshine Left Shark, er, Katy Perry during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. The NFL has named the British band the musical headliner of the big game on Feb. 7, per the Wall Street Journal . The show will come two months after the release of Coldplay'... More »

Gwyneth, Chris Collaborate on Coldplay Song

She provides backing vocals for a song that's about her

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin continue to not really seem all that divorced, most recently by collaborating on a song that appears on the new Coldplay album. Paltrow contributes vocals on "Everglow," a song the Wall Street Journal says is "about a relationship’s enduring spark,"... More »

Coldplay Album Samples ... the President

Clip of Obama's 'Amazing Grace' to be included on album

(Newser) - Coldplay's new album is out next month , and it has a pretty high-profile guest star: President Obama. Chris Martin says he's sampled the president's rendition of "Amazing Grace," which Obama sang during his eulogy for the pastor killed in the Charleston church massacre earlier this... More »

4 Breakup Songs and Who They're About

Ouch

(Newser) - If you love speculating about who might be the subject of a particularly bitter breakup ballad, you'll really love ETOnline's list of nine angry songs and the celebrity exes they're (probably) about. A sampling:
  • Gwen Stefani, "Used to Love You," 2015: Considering Stefani filed for
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Chris Martin, JLaw Heat Up Coldplay Show

Lawrence 'couldn't take her eyes off' singer

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence was spotted blowing off some steam last night in LA, where she watched new man Chris Martin rock out with Coldplay, E! reports. "She danced the entire time" and "knew every word to every song," a source says, adding that "she couldn't take... More »

NFL to Would-Be Halftime Acts: Pay Up

League looking for money, with Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna the finalists

(Newser) - Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna: One of them will headline next year's Super Bowl halftime show, and it might just come down to whoever is willing to shell out for the privilege. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL, in... More »

We Haven't Had a Real Christmas Hit in 19 Years

Chris Klimek blames nostalgia, iTunes

(Newser) - It has apparently become impossible to write a new Christmas classic. The holiday canon "isn’t just closed—it’s a location-undisclosed black site that’s locked down tighter than Santa’s workshop," observes Chris Klimek at Slate . The last song that really fits the bill is Mariah... More »

Willie Nelson Covers Coldplay in Chipotle Video

Animated short makes case against factory farming

(Newser) - An animated video featuring Willie Nelson covering a Coldplay song is getting some buzz for its message against industrial farming, notes AdWeek . Nelson sings "The Scientist" as the video—commissioned by the Chipotle restaurant chain—shows a farmer inflicting the evils of large-scale agriculture on his pigs before returning... More »

Gwyneth Paltrow: Marriage Not All Rosy

'Life is long, you never know what's going to happen,' says actress

(Newser) - Life apparently isn't so, so perfect in Gwyneth Paltrow land. The super-mom actress/chef/ GOOPer /singer has found that marriage to Coldplay's Chris Martin isn't "all rosy." Sometimes it's "hard being with someone for a long time," Paltrow admits in next month's... More »

Sex on First Date? Not for Coldplay Fans

Nirvana fans most likely to jump in the sack

(Newser) - If your idea of a good first date involves a roll in the hay, you’re probably not a Coldplay fan. You might be into Nirvana, though, a survey finds. The dating site Tastebuds.fm polled users on their willingness to have sex on the first date and compared it... More »

Apple, Get Over 'Simpering Windbag' Chris Martin

He does nothing for the brand, and his band is awful

(Newser) - Apple held a special event yesterday, rolling out a new iPod Touch , among other things—but there was one problem. “The problem was the singer Steve Jobs invited on afterwards. The problem was Chris Martin,” writes Milo Yiannopoulos in the Telegraph . Apple has long had an “inexplicably... More »

Top Earners U2 Brought in $109M in 2009

Bruce Springsteen finishes 2nd to Irish superstars, and it's not even close

(Newser) - The news that U2 was the top moneymaker in music in 2009 is no surprise, but what may come as a bit of a shock is the gap between No. 1 and No. 2. The Irish rockers brought in $108.6 million lat year, nearly twice as much as runner-up... More »

Concert Earnings Defy Recession

Big-name acts, up-and-comers see modest rise in attendance

(Newser) - Concert tours remained surprisingly strong this year despite the weak economy, with slightly more people heading out to see their favorite acts than in 2008. Gross revenue held steady at $1 billion for the period from May 1 to Sept. 1, matching earnings a year earlier. Big-name acts like Kenny... More »

100 Definitive Songs of the '00s

From Amy Winehouse to Outkast and beyond, tunes define a music-rich decade

(Newser) - As the 2000s draw to a close, the Telegraph takes a look at the 100 songs that define the decade. The top 10:
  1. "Rehab," Amy Winehouse (2006)
  2. "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," Arctic  Monkeys (2005)
  3. "Crazy In Love," Beyonce (2003)
  4. "
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Hipsters 101: Their History, Bleak Future

Their main enclave is threatened, but no one seems to care

(Newser) - Hipsters. They “sneer when you cop to liking Coldplay”; they “sport cowboy hats and berets”; they’re “the only ones in America who still think Pabst Blue Ribbon is a good beer.” But they’re certainly not a new phenomenon, writes Dan Fletcher for Time. The... More »

Kid Chorus Rides Lady Gaga, Coldplay Covers to Viral Hits

PS22 students are the latest YouTube stars

(Newser) - The newest viral video stars are the fourth- and fifth-grade members of New York’s PS22 Chorus, thanks in part to celebrity blogger—and fan—Perez Hilton. “He’s the one who really got these kids on the map,” chorus director Gregg Breinberg tells MTV. But it’s... More »

De Niro's New Role: Grandpa

Plus, Swayze really really not dead, more

(Newser) - Robert De Niro became a grandfather yesterday when son Raphael De Niro and daughter-in-law Claudine DeMatos welcomed Nicholas De Niro, the New York Post reports. Elsewhere:
  • To prove he’s really not dead, Patrick Swayze posed for a picture with wife Lisa Niemi at their New Mexico ranch, the Sun
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Coldplay Will Give Concertgoers Free CDs

Live album distributed at all remaining 2009 dates

(Newser) - Coldplay will give away a free copy of its new live CD to every audience member at shows this year, BBC reports. Starting on May 15 in Florida, the band will give fans the nine-track LeftRightLeftRightLeft as a "recession-busting mark of gratitude." The album, which includes live versions... More »

Coldplay Tops World Chart for '08

Viva la Vida the year's bestselling album

(Newser) - Coldplay’s Viva La Vida was the best-selling album in the world last year, the BBC reports, selling 6.8 million copies. Coldplay was one of four British acts to crack the top 10. Here’s the rest of the list:
  1. AC/DC: Black Ice
  2. The Mama Mia! soundtrack
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At $242M, Madonna Tops Music Moneymaker List

(Newser) - When it comes to overall revenues in 2008, all other musicians took a back seat to Madonna. Billboard notes that the top 20 earners all toured, a move that is bringing in more and more money as record sales tank. The top moneymakers:
  1. Madonna: With more than $242 million, the
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