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Their Ex-Manager Sued, and Coldplay Sued Back

Dave Holmes wants commission, the band alleges bungled tour spending

(Newser) - Coldplay's former manager of 17 years has sued the band seeking millions. The band sued right back, and it wants millions, too. The BBC reports on the claims filed in London's High Court: Dave Holmes is arguing that he's due his commission for two of the band'...

Coldplay's Chris Martin Surprises Couple With Pub Song

He plays 'Sky Full of Stars' after learning it's their wedding song

(Newser) - A soon-to-be-married couple in England scored an unusual treat from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, reports the BBC . The pair identified only as Hannah and Jeremy were in the Stag Inn in the small village of Hinton Charterhouse—not exactly a celebrity hangout—when they happened upon Martin. After informing him...

Coldplay's Chris Martin: No More Albums After 2025

Frontman puts a date to their final studio recordings, though he hopes band will continue to tour indefinitely

(Newser) - Yellow is about to fade to black for Coldplay's discography, though it will be a few years till lights out. Chris Martin sat down with DJ Jo Whiley for an interview set to air Thursday, and BBC Radio 2 played a teaser from that chat on Wednesday, with...

Coldplay: No More Tours Until They're Green-Friendly

Band says it's taking the 'next year or two' to figure out how to be more environmentally conscious

(Newser) - Coldplay has a new album coming out this week, but unless you're planning on being in Jordan on Friday, don't look for the concert lineup to promote it. "We're not touring this album," frontman Chris Martin tells the BBC , adding the environmentally conscious reason: "...

SNL Does Warren's Math
SNL Does Warren's Math  

SNL Does Warren's Math

McKinnon returns as presidential candidate, 'When the numbers are this big, they're just pretend!'

(Newser) - President Trump's ears have stopped ringing on Saturday evenings, but no such luck for Elizabeth Warren : Saturday Night Live again trotted out Kate McKinnon to play the presidential contender in its Cold Open, reports Vanity Fair . Appearing at an Iowa town hall, McKinnon declares that she's "just...

Next to an Ad for Bales of Hay, a Major Coldplay Reveal

Band goes old school to share names of 14 new songs

(Newser) - The track list for Coldplay's eighth album—the band's first in four years—is no longer secret, but the revelation was an unusual one: The band took out ads in the classifieds section in papers in the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia on Wednesday sharing the...

He Refused to Go Back to Prison—Until the Pizza Arrived

Florida suspect nabbed after 4-hour standoff

(Newser) - "Never underestimate the power of pizza with flavored crust." That's according to Florida's Pensacola Police Department, whose promise of pizza convinced a suspect to surrender Tuesday, thereby ending a four-hour standoff. Cops responding to a report of a possible battery arrived at a home around 10am...

Will Ferrell Decides Coldplay Performance Needs More Cowbell

Crashes Chris Martin's song at charity event

(Newser) - When a song needs more cowbell, Will Ferrell is there to deliver. At "Will Ferrell's Best Night of Your Life" Saturday, a charity event produced by Funny or Die to raise money for cancer survivors, Chris Martin was performing an acoustic version of Coldplay's "Viva La...

Highest-Paid Celeb Can Thank Vodka for the Honor

Diddy tops 'Forbes' annual list

(Newser) - The highest-paid celebrity on Forbes' 2017 list managed to beat out Beyonce for the top spot—and he has vodka to thank for it. Sean "Diddy" Combs tops this year's annual list, having raked in $130 million pre-tax between June 2016 and June 2017. That's partially due...

Ariana Grande Announces Star-Clogged Manchester Benefit

Show to be held Sunday with Bieber, Perry, Coldplay, Pharrell, and more

(Newser) - Ariana Grande is not only returning to Manchester for a charity concert in the wake of the deadly bombing that followed her last show in the city, she's bringing basically every pop star one could think of. Grande isn't waiting around, either, and announced Tuesday that the show...

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'...

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,"...

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...

4 Breakup Songs and Who They're About


(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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 polled users on their willingness to have sex on the first date and compared it...

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