Coldplay Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

19th December 2016

Fact: Coldplay have been named the most streamed band in the world by online music service Spotify. The rockers have racked up more than five billion streams on Spotify's platform, with their recent album A Head Full Of Dreams accounting for one billion of those streams. Coldplay’s most played songs are Adventure Of A Lifetime with 322 million streams on Spotify and Hymn For The Weekend with 289 million streams.

18th December 2015

Fact: Justin Bieber and Coldplay are set to join Adele as performers at the 2016 BRIT Awards. The Sorry singer will take to the stage at London's O2 Arena on 24 February (16).

3rd December 2015

Quote: "I have known Chris (Martin) since their first album came out and I just happened to be in L.A. for gigs and had a day off when he called. 'Do you want to come and add some credibility to our next album?' I told him 'Seeing as though it is you, I will do it. You need some credibility and I am available.'" British rocker Noel Gallagher reveals how he ended up contributing to Coldplay's new album A Head Full Of Dreams.

9th July 2015

Fact: Beyonce, Coldplay and Pearl Jam have been announced as headliners for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, joining British singer Ed Sheeran. The free concert will take place in Central Park, New York City on 26 September (15) to raise awareness for extreme poverty. It is the first event since Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was made curator.

20th May 2015

Fact: Coldplay have teamed up with the Game of Thrones cast for a musical skit which will air during Thursday night's (21May15) Red Nose Day comedy telethon in America. A clip from Game of Thrones: The Musical, featuring actor Peter Dinklage singing about the show's characters, who have met grisly deaths since season one, has been posted online.

28th November 2014

Fact: Coldplay have released a futuristic new video for their latest single, Ink. The promo puts the viewer in control as they plot the animated story of a lost traveller. There are more than 300 possible journeys to be chosen in the state-of-the-art music video.

25th September 2014

Quote: "I've signed basically anything you can think of - children, new cars, people's phones, people's particulars." Coldplay star Chris Martin is asked to autograph many odd things.

10th September 2014

Fact: Coldplay, Rita Ora, Arctic Monkeys, Cheryl Cole and Dj act Clean Bandit are competing for a nomination at the MTV European Music Awards - via fan votes. Supporters can choose their favourite artist via and the winner will be included in the Best U.K. & Ireland Act category alongside One Direction, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris. The ceremony will take place on 9 November (14) in Glasgow, Scotland.

11th August 2014

Quote: "I don't even think she asked. I just said, 'Please, can I try something?' She has so many amazing people writing for her that it's like trying to win American Idol, getting a song on Rihanna's album." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is trying to persuade Rihanna to let him write a new song for her.

8th August 2014

Fact: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin treated fans who attended an intimate solo set at New York's The Box nightclub on wednesday (06Aug14) to renditions of his band's hits Clocks, Yellow and Viva la Vida, as well as a cover of rapper Iggy Azalea's summer smash Fancy, according to the New York Post.

25th July 2014

Quote: "I don't really love talking about this stuff, but the thing we told everyone at the beginning of the year is true. We are very close, we are not together... That's the truth... and that's it... There's a lot of love. So there's nothing... No scandal I'm afraid. I wish I could give you scandal." Coldplay star Chris Martin dismisses reports suggesting he and estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow are back together during a recent interview with Los Angeles DJ Valentine, which will feature on his show on Monday (28Jul14).

19th May 2014

Fact: Coldplay have another big hit on their hands - the group's new album Ghost Stories shot to the top of iTunes sales charts in 72 different countries around the world upon its release on Monday (19May14).

24th April 2014

Quote: "I'm saying One Direction are brilliant. I'm not kidding." Coldplay star Chris Martin is a big fan of the pop boyband.

26th February 2014

Fact: Coldplay released a new song called Midnight and an accompanying music video this week (beg24Feb14) without giving fans any prior warning.

19th February 2014

Fact: Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Pitbull are among the acts who will headline the first ever iTunes festival in America next month (Mar14). The event has run annually in the U.K. since 2007, and it will launch in the U.S. in March (14) as part of the South By Southwest music festival in Texas.

4th October 2013

Quote: "He's the nicest guy. And he doesn't make me feel nervous, but when you have so much respect for someone... it's difficult not to." Harry Styles shares his respect for his musical icon, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

18th September 2013

Fact: Coldplay star Chris Martin can now legally drive in his adopted Los Angeles after passing both his motorcycle and motor vehicle tests in Santa Monica, California. The singer aced the tests on Wednesday (18Sep13), a day after his wife Gwyneth Paltrow passed her Vespa test and renewed her driving licence.

8th February 2013

Fact: Universal Music has sold off its iconic Parlophone label, the home of legendary bands including Blur, Coldplay and Pink Floyd, to Warner Music Group in a $767 million (£487 million) deal. The agreement does not include a licence for The Beatles' archive owned by Parlophone.

13th December 2012

Quote: "The reason why I came to the concert is 'cause (because) a very nice gentleman who worked in the building where we live sadly passed away so I'm gonna send this out to his family, this is for Anthony." Coldplay frontman and part-time New York resident Chris Martin dedicates a song to one of the victims of superstorm Sandy during his performance at 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at New York's Madison Square Garden.

4th December 2012

Fact: Eric Clapton and Coldplay have been added to the star-studded line-up for the 12.12.12. The Concert for Sandy Relief at New York's Madison Square Garden next week (12Dec12). They will join the likes of Sir Paul MCCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Jon Bon Jovi on the bill for the big gig, which will raise funds for the recovery effort following America's superstorm Sandy.

6th November 2012

Fact: Coldplay star Will Champion has landed a role in the upcoming third season of cult fantasy drama Game Of Thrones. The musician auditioned to play a drummer in an upcoming episode - and won the role.

1st November 2012

Fact: Rockers Coldplay are to screen their Coldplay LIVE 2012 film in a special one-night-only release in cinemas around the world. The film documents the band's acclaimed Mylo Xyloto world tour and will be broadcast in more than 50 countries on 13 November (12).

12th September 2012

Tweet: "Thank you so much for your kind messages about the Paralympics closing ceremony. We had the best time and were so proud to be part of it." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was pleased with the band's performance at the end of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

7th August 2012

Quote: "Kids are very honest - if they start singing a song it's because they like it. It's a great gauge." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin trusts his children Apple, eight, and six-year-old Moses' judgement on his music.

7th August 2012

Quote: "When we played Wembley Stadium I was like, 'Wow, now we are big rock stars', but next morning the kids were saying, 'Get me some pancakes'." Coldplay rocker Chris Martin's feet are kept firmly on the ground by his kids Apple and Moses.

26th July 2012

Tweet: "As a band we would like to send our love to anyone affected by the terrible events in Aurora." Chris Martin and his Coldplay bandmates reach out to those affected by the movie massacre in Colorado last Friday (20Jul12). Twelve people were left dead after a shooting during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

8th June 2012

Fact: Coldplay star Will Champion has donated a signed guitar to a charity raffle at his daughter's London school.

12th December 2011

Quote: "She's very sweet. I think what undercuts it all, though, is that she's talented and she writes everything. I just admire all of the hats and the dresses and the madness and everything because I know that underneath it all she can beat me at writing choruses." Coldplay rocker Chris Martin is a big fan of Lady GaGa.

18th November 2011

Quote: "If I had the chance to join one band it would be Coldplay, without a doubt. I'd move Chris aside, get him on the guitar and that would be me." Take That star Gary Barlow would love to be part of Chris Martin's group.

15th November 2011

Fact: Scottish singer Paolo Nutini has seen off competition from Beyonce, Coldplay and U2 to be named Headliner of the Year at the U.K. Festival Awards.

14th November 2011

Fact: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin showed off his dance moves on late night TV in America on Friday (12Nov11) after confessing he used to get down and perform 'The Worm' at parties when he was younger to attract girls. He told Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, "It was before I was in a band and I thought, 'I've got to do something to make that girl look over here; I'm gonna do The Worm.'"

11th November 2011

Quote: "I was 11. It was a terrible song about people being more obsessed with Sarah Ferguson's t**s than what was really happening in the world. It was quite a media-savvy song. I was very socially-motivated at that age." Coldplay star Chris Martin on the first song he ever wrote.

2nd November 2011

Quote: "I love his music, and he's a super cool guy, and he's genuine. I respect his decisions, and we have the same feelings about trying to be true in your art. It just happens that one of us is a nerd and the other is the coolest multi-entrepreneur on the planet." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin treasures his close friendship with rap mogul Jay Z.

27th October 2011

Quote: "We all love The X Factor and we enjoy the show, but we can't go on it. We do something different and we're far too old." Chris Martin insists Coldplay won't be making an appearance on Simon Cowell's TV talent show.

27th October 2011

Fact: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin handed a fan $32 (£20) to buy some new boxer shorts during an interview for Britain's Absolute Radio after the man revealed he only changed his underwear once a week.

26th October 2011

Quote: "She's been a great beard for me now, for 10 years... It's hard to believe." Coldplay star Chris Martin jokes about his 'sham' marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow.

25th October 2011

Quote: "I think a lot of people like me and Jonny (Buckland) join bands because we were really not doing so well." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on why lonely boys join bands.

25th October 2011

Quote: "I'm not afraid to admit it, they made me ask the question, 'Am I gay?'" Coldplay rocker Chris Martin reveals a man-crush on British pop band Take That.

25th October 2011

Quote: "Will texted me today saying, 'The reason I'm not there today is because I prefer Kasabian. Even though some people say we're the s**ttest band on the planet, I salute you.'" Coldplay frontman Chris Martin reveals the reason his bandmate Will Champion declined to attend Britain's Q Awards, where the Yellow hitmakers were named the Best Act In The World Today.

21st October 2011

Quote: "He definitely wouldn't have taken my sneakers because mine were always a lot (sic) too dirty for him. I don't know. He wouldn't have touched me then. He's too sweet underneath. I don't believe that from him." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin doubts his good pal Jay Z would have been so mean as to rob him during the rap superstar's days as a drug dealer on the streets of Brooklyn, New York.

21st October 2011

Quote: "I'd get sent home from the first audition of So You Think You Can Dance. My dancing is sort of controlled spasms. I fully accept it might appear ridiculous. But it's passionate!" Coldplay rocker Chris Martin admits his dance moves leave much to be desired.

17th October 2011

Quote: "She's a good actress. I am biased but I am also right. The Royal Tenenbaums is one of her best performances." Coldplay rocker Chris Martin is a fan of his wife Gwyneth Paltrow's films.

17th October 2011

Quote: "With people like Beyonce and Lady Gaga... Well, it's different for girls. If you're very attractive, you get more attention, you need more attention - like Beyonce. People would stare at her if she was a bus driver." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is happy to keep a low-profile despite his rock star status.

7th October 2011

Quote: "Our whole household is obsessed with Jay Z and I have a weakness for Katy Perry's Last Friday Night." Coldplay star Chris Martin on the music he listens to.

30th September 2011

Quote: "I don't really want a funeral. All I want when I die is a simple tribute concert at Wembley Stadium. That's all I ask. And maybe a covers album." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin dreams of a lasting legacy after his death.

19th September 2011

Quote: "It's a mystery, but we like that. We just invented two words that you couldn't even Google. We tried it and got no results." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin explains the strange title of the band's upcoming new album, Mylo Xyloto.

19th September 2011

Fact: Coldplay's upcoming new album has been given the cryptic title Mylo Xyloto by the band.

26th June 2011

Fact: Gwyneth Paltrow had the best seat in the house for her husband Chris Martin's performance with his band Coldplay at British festival Glastonbury on Saturday night (25Jun11) - she watched the show from the security pit in front of the main stage, just feet from the band.

26th June 2011

Tweet: "I cannot wait for the day that I am (at) Glastonbury cheering on Coldplay." Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan wishes she was at Britain's Glastonbury festival watching headliners Coldplay instead of at home under house arrest for probation violation.

22nd June 2011

Quote: "I get terrified watching bands before we go on, so I won't be watching anyone until after we play. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of bands on after we finish. But everyone knows that Glastonbury is about much more than just the music. So I'd like to go and hang out in the weird fields, with a load of strange people." Coldplay's Jonny Buckland is looking forward to Britain's iconic Glastonbury music festival this weekend (25-26Jun11), where they are headlining on Saturday (25Jun11).

15th June 2011

Fact: Emily Eavis, the organiser of Britain's Glastonbury Festival, has given birth to her first child - a baby boy - just eight days before the annual event is due to kick off on 22 June (11) in Somerset, England. The 2011 Glastonbury line-up will feature Beyonce, Coldplay and U2, among others.

26th April 2011

Fact: Foo Fighters, Muse, Coldplay and Eminem are all on the bill for this year's (11) Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Illinois. The event, which runs from 5 - 7 August (11), will also feature Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite and Cee Lo Green. This year's (11) festival marks the event's 20th anniversary.

23rd April 2011

Quote: "He always thought I should sing more. He's on such another level, he's such a genius musician and songwriter so it's a little embarrassing to be like, 'Hey, I'm a (singer too)'. He likes it." Gwyneth Paltrow's Coldplay rocker husband Chris Martin is fully supportive of his actress wife's new career as a singer.

1st April 2011

Fact: Coldplay star Guy Berryman has sold his New York bachelor pad to fashion designer Kaelen Farncombe. The bassist bought the 2nd Street condominium in 2009 for $2.65 million (Gbp1.65 million) and he has sold it at a profit - the property went for $4.15 million (Gbp2.6 million).

7th February 2011

Fact: Coldplay will headline Britain's legendary music festival Glastonbury in June (11). It will be the band's third time performing at the event.

26th January 2011

Quote: "I said, 'What yous (sic) up to?' and Jonny (Buckland, Coldplay guitarist) said, 'We're just really happy.' 'What? Not one of you p**sing each other off? Nothing happened? What's wrong with you?'" Former Oasis star Liam Gallagher can't believe fellow British rockers COLDPLAY never fall out.

10th January 2011

Quote: "(It's about) love, addiction, OCD, escape and working for someone you don't like. (It's also a) thinly veiled account of what happens within the group". Chris Martin reveals Coldplay's currently untitled new album will be a reflection on their life within the band.

20th December 2010

Quote: "My kids are really into pop music, and it's crazy. They're singing like, 'Throw my hands up in the club,' and I'm like, 'You're four, OK?'" Gwyneth Paltrow laughs off the surprising musical tastes of her two kids with Coldplay rocker Chris Martin.

30th November 2010

Quote: "When we were deciding which one of us would be Coldplay's singer, we made our drummer Will Champion do this one. He does the best Axl (Rose) in the group." COLDPLAY frontman Chris Martin on GUNS N' ROSES tune MR. BROWNSTONE.

29th November 2010

Quote: "I'm a bit superstitious, so if I have a new house, this is always the first song I play there." Coldplay star Chris Martin on U2's A SORT OF HOMECOMING.

25th November 2010

Fact: Coldplay will be ringing in the holidays next week (01Dec10) when the British band release a new festive tune, called Christmas Lights.

24th November 2010

Quote: "That's like being asked to dance by Robert Pattinson if you're a young girl. Imagine if Robert Pattinson called and asked, 'Do you want to touch my b**ls?'" Chris Martin hopes Coldplay is asked to play at Britain's legendary Glastonbury festival next year (11).

30th August 2010

Fact: Chris Martin's childhood home in Devon, south-west England is on the market for $2 million (£1.35 million). The Coldplay rocker's parents, Anthony and Alison, are planning to downsize.

7th May 2010

Quote: "It's more abstract the way that they do it; it's not like, 'Today she made me an omelette and it was really terrible...'" Gwyneth Paltrow insists she makes it into husband Chris Martin's Coldplay songs - but not in an obvious way.

21st April 2010

Quote: "Chris is terrible. The cheaper the better and I think he's transferred it to (son) Moses. When I try to give my husband a piece of (organic chocolate) Green & Black's, he's like, 'Get that stuff away from me'." Gwyneth Paltrow reveals her husband, Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, has a sweet tooth.

6th April 2010

Quote: "Michael Stipe from REM once told me to wear tighter trousers. We did and we had a number one." Chris Martin is convinced Coldplay's success is down to their tight-fitting denims.

26th January 2010

Fact: George Clooney's Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief telethon drew a massive 83 million U.S. TV viewers when it aired on Friday (22Jan10). The benefit, which featured performances from artists including Madonna, Coldplay, Beyonce, JAY-Z and Bono, has raised over $60 million (£37.5 million) to date.

25th November 2009

Fact: Coldplay star Guy Berryman has formed a new group with A-HA keyboard player MAGNE FURUHOLMEN. Apparatjik will release their first album next week (30Nov09).

1st August 2009

Fact: Fans who stayed out and battled the heavy rain all day Friday (31Jul09) at the All Points West Festival in New Jersey were rewarded for their loyalty - organisers announced that due to the adverse weather conditions, all Friday single ticketholders would be allowed to return for both Saturday's (01Aug09) and Sunday's (02Aug09) events. TOOL and Coldplay are the weekend's main headliners.

17th July 2009

Fact: British band Coldplay have become the first act to sell more than one million digital albums in America. The Yellow hitmakers sold 1.358 million full-length records in the U.S., according to new figures.

14th July 2009

Fact: Coldplay are set to hit the big screen - the promo for their new song STRAWBERRY SWING will debut in U.K. cinemas ahead of screenings of Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie BRUNO and Sandra Bullock's The Proposal later this month (Jul09).

14th July 2009

Fact: Coldplay paid tribute to Michael Jackson by performing an acoustic version of the late superstar's hit BILLIE JEAN at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington on 11 July (09). The King Of Pop died on 25 June (09) after suffering a cardiac arrest.

18th June 2009

Quote: "I think we might not tour for a while after this tour. We might take a couple of weeks just to do some laundry." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin reveals the band will take a well-earned break once they wrap up their current world tour.

10th June 2009

Quote: "It would probably mean I've been dumped by my wife and I desperately needed money. Hell would not only have to freeze over but skated over and closed up. The Pope would have to declare it didn't even exist. I cannot think of anything worse." Gwyneth Paltrow would have to leave Chris Martin before he could consider releasing music without Coldplay.

22nd May 2009

Quote: "Lily Allen is fantastic. She's one of those people who is so cool that whenever I meet her I feel like I'm back at school and none of the girls like me any more." Coldplay star Chris Martin is in awe of the SMILE singer.

1st May 2009

Fact: Rockers Coldplay are treating their loyal fans to a free CD - every ticket holder attending one of their concerts for the remainder of 2009, excluding festivals, will receive the live nine-track album LeftRightLeftRightLeft.

20th April 2009

Quote: "I'm happy for the group, and, in a very weird way, I was happy to hear my melody being celebrated. However, I was slightly confused that NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), the organisation which handles the Grammy Awards, would even consider nominating a track which they knew was heavily contested." Guitarist Joe Satriani on hearing his contested sample in Coldplay's VIVA LA VIDA hit applauded at the Grammy Awards. The track earned the band a Song of The Year prize. Satriani insists the tune samples his 2004 instrumental If I Could Fly.

18th April 2009

Fact: Oasis, Kanye West, Coldplay, Pet Shop Boys, Lily Allen, Nine Inch Nails and Lil Wayne will be among the highlights at the 39th annual Roskilde Festival in Denmark this summer (02-05Jul09).

7th April 2009

Fact: Coldplay star Chris Martin treated his kids Apple and MOSES to a day out at Disneyland in California on Saturday (04Apr09). The family was without mum Gwyneth Paltrow who is currently filming IRON MAN 2 in Los Angeles.

25th March 2009

Quote: Were like Vegemite in many respects. A lot of people like us, but many more people dont. Id like to convince everyone that our particular brand of Vegemite is brilliant, but its never going to happen. Coldplay star Chris Martin on the band's appeal.

25th March 2009

Quote: I always feel like my dads going to burst through my bedroom door at any moment and wake me up to go back to my real job. Coldplay star Chris Martin loves life as a rock musician.

24th March 2009

Fact: Coldplay frontman and dad-of-two Chris Martin is set to team up with Australian kids' TV stars THE WIGGLES on a track entitled FRUIT SALAD.

10th March 2009

Quote: "I have to brush my teeth before I go on stage otherwise I don't feel smart enough." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on his pre-concert ritual.

5th March 2009

Quote: "What hes listening for is a unique feeling, a unique mood and a unique palate. And he doesnt get hits. I bet he told Coldplay to leave VIVA LA VIDA off their album. Brian would listen to (I CANT GET NO) SATISFACTION and say, 'I love that song, but can we get rid of the guitar bits?'" U2 star Bono on working with cerebral super-producer Brian Eno.

3rd March 2009

Quote: "My daughters turned me on to Coldplay a long time ago. I follow their lead. They're so hip - they're 16 and 18 and they know what's going down." David Hasselhoff takes music tips from his kids.

18th February 2009

Quote: "We fly straight to Australia after the Brits, which is crazy. At least weve had a chance to watch Batman in The Dark Knight a few times on flights. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

18th February 2009

Quote: "Its the closest thing we have to the Olympics in the music world. Its a chance to see who is good and who is bad and who youve got to compete with over the next few years. And hopefully, someone will get drunk and do something funny. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin always enjoys the Brit Awards.

18th February 2009

Quote: "Asking whether the Brits or Grammys are more important is like asking what SPICE GIRL you would rather pull (kiss). Theyre all great." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin can't choose between the two music awards shows.

18th February 2009

Quote: I hear the gift bags are much better at The Brits. I cant wait to see U2 and Coldplay perform. I want to see if our sound stands up to the big boys. If Bono gives me the evil eye during our performance, hes in trouble. Kings Of Leon drummer NATHAN FOLLOWILL on performing at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday (18Feb09) night.

18th February 2009

Quote: "Well who do you think? Coldplay! They win everything don't they? They'll win the best new female act won't they? Coldplay have got to win it haven't they, I suppose." Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher is tipping COLDPLAY to triumph at Wednesday (18Feb09) night's Brit Awards in London.

12th February 2009

Quote: "My husband's in Japan. But I've got JAY-Z, so that's even better." Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow enjoys hanging out with her rocker husband Chris Martin's best pal Jay-Z while he is on tour with his band Coldplay.

11th February 2009

Quote: "They should win. I just think that band are awesome." Chris Martin tips Take That to walk away with the Best Band gong at the Brit Awards next week (18Feb09) - over his own band Coldplay, who are also nominated for the prize.

10th February 2009

Quote: "I can't dance like Usher, sing like Beyonce or write songs like Elton John. But we can do the best with what we've got. And we're enthusiastic." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on his band's strengths and weaknesses.

9th February 2009

Quote: "I told myself I was going to be cool because Paul McCartney and Coldplay are here. But I'm not cool, I'm freaking out." Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles struggled to find composure among a star-studded crowd, while accepting the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with Vocals at Sunday's (08Feb09) Grammy Awards ceremony.

9th February 2009

Quote: "Thank you, and sorry to Sir Paul McCartney for blatantly recycling the Sergeant Pepper outfits, sorry boss." Coldplay star Will Champion apologises for the military-inspired outfits he and his bandmates wore to the Grammy Awards, admitting the band stole the fashion idea from THE Beatles.

9th February 2009

Quote: "I told myself I was going to be cool because Paul McCartney and Coldplay are here. But I'm not cool, I'm freaking out." Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles struggled to find composure among a star-studded crowd, while accepting the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with Vocals at Sunday's (08Feb09) Grammy Awards ceremony.

9th February 2009

Quote: "Thank you, and sorry to Sir Paul McCartney for blatantly recycling the Sergeant Pepper outfits, sorry boss." Coldplay star Will Champion apologises for the military-inspired outfits he and his bandmates wore to the Grammy Awards, admitting the band stole the fashion idea from THE Beatles.

8th February 2009

Quote: "You know you've struck a nerve when you make Joe Satriani accuse you of stealing his song." Fall Out Boy star Patrick Stump credits Coldplay for upsetting guitar great Satriani.

2nd February 2009

Quote: "The only thing I get on the tube is 'are you James Blunt?'" Coldplay star Chris Martin often gets mistaken for the fellow Brit singer.

2nd February 2009

Fact: Rocker Bruce Springsteen thinks Coldplay should headline the Super Bowl half-time show in 2010. The Boss performed during half-time of Sunday's (01Feb09) big game in Florida between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

28th January 2009

Fact: The Killers and Coldplay are teaming up to play a one-off gig at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 18 February (09) in aid of the War Child charity, which provides assistance to kids in war-torn areas.

21st January 2009

Fact: Rockers Coldplay have been turned into puppets for their new video. The British group will feature as part of a nursery school marionette show in the promo for Life In Technicolor ii. The odd video also features puppet roadies.

7th January 2009

Fact: Troubled star Amy Winehouse was the world's second most successful selling artist of 2008, topped only by Coldplay. Her album BACK TO BLACK sold a whopping 5.1 million copies in 2008 - two years after it was initially released.

18th December 2008

Quote: "I would give them a three out of ten." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin doesn't think much of the band's recent shows at London's O2 Arena.

18th December 2008

Quote: "The main thing I've been listening to lately is Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin. I listen to it most days because I just can't work out how someone is capable of writing that." Coldplay rocker Chris Martin reveals his eclectic musical taste.

28th November 2008

Quote: "I cry at The X Factor. I cry especially at the X Factor. If you don't cry at the X Factor, you're not human.” Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is a big softie when it comes to the British reality TV programme.

25th November 2008

Quote: "When you spend 23 hours a day stuck in a room with eight men, you're just happy to see someone with a skirt." Coldplay singer Chris Martin is always pleased to see women after working in the recording studio with his band mates.

24th November 2008

Fact: Rap superstar JAY-Z is reportedly set to support Coldplay when the rockers play London's Wembley Stadium next year (Sep09). The official website for the venue claims the 99 Problems hitmaker will provide support as a "special guest" of the band.

17th November 2008

Quote: "We'll work with anyone that we love, and obviously we love Jay (Z). But we've done that now, so the most interesting thing that we could do is the complete opposite, and play banjo on a Miley Cyrus record." Coldplay's Chris Martin on what's next for the band after re-recording Lost with rapper JAY-Z.

14th November 2008

Quote: "I'm 31 now, and I don't think that bands should keep going past 33, so we're trying to pack in as much as possible." Chris Martin suggests Coldplay's days might be numbered.

7th October 2008

Quote: "Well, he better keep working on a song then, hadn't he!" Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts on hearing Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is desperately trying to pen the hit band a track - but can't come up with one good enough.

6th October 2008

Quote: "I don't think we're the greatest band in the world; U2 are on holiday." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin jokes about being named Best Act In The World Today at the Q Awards in London on Monday (06Oct08).

4th October 2008

Quote: “I like Coldplay. I struggle though ’cos I’m in a band with three other guys who hate Coldplay. The trouble is, when I try to defend them I’m like, ‘Listen, this song sounds like The Beatles’ then Viva La Vida comes on and that sounds like bloody Annie Lennox Walking On Broken Glass! I can’t defend them.” Oasis star Noel Gallagher is a huge COLDPLAY fan.

1st October 2008

Quote: "I think our concert is the least s**t Coldplay concert at the moment that you could have possibly ever seen. Do you see what I mean? We're better than we used to be." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin insists the group's live shows have improved since they first started out.

25th September 2008

Quote: "There's something in the musicality of their world. It's not just what they do, but their rhythm, the way they are together." Gwyneth Paltrow's mother, Blythe Danner, is a fan of her son-in-law Chris Martin's band Coldplay.

23rd September 2008

Quote: "I don't go to people's houses and hang out but I go to (Chris') house and hang out... Chris Martin has got a whole family. I'm like, 'What am I doing?'" Hip-hop mogul JAY-Z has been inspired to begin a family by Coldplay frontman CHRIS MARTIN.

1st September 2008

Fact: Coldplay will release an LP of new material on Boxing Day (08). The record, entitled Prospekt's March, will be followed by another new album next December (09).

19th August 2008

Fact: British rockers Coldplay are giving away a previously unreleased track to fans on their website. Death Will Never Conquer was recorded during a session for their recently released LP, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, and the band are giving fans the chance to download the track free of charge.

12th August 2008

Quote: "(She is) the most beautiful woman in the world... except for my wife." Even when performing with beauty Alicia Keys, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin only has eyes for wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

5th August 2008

Fact: Welsh soul star Duffy will compete against the likes of Estelle and Leona Lewis for the Best U.K. Video category at next month's (Sep08) MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Duffy's WARWICK AVENUE is nominated for the award, alongside Estelle's AMERICAN BOY, Lewis' BLEEDING LOVE, Coldplay'S VIOLET HILL, and Ting Tings' SHUT UP AND LET ME GO.

22nd July 2008

Fact: Former model Carla Bruni's new album COMME SI DE RIEN N'ETAIT is number one in the French charts - knocking Coldplay's acclaimed VIVA LA VIDA off the top spot.

18th July 2008

Fact: Coldplay have hired a former movie set decorator to decorate their guitars.

18th July 2008

Quote: "They said we shouldn't have crows feet if we want to make it in America, so every day, at 1pm, we have what we call crows feet hour." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin reacts to criticism about the bands appearance.

9th July 2008

Quote: "It's a very rewarding experience. It's mentally cleansing. It's like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes." Coldplay star Chris Martin loves nothing more than changing his children's diapers.

7th July 2008

Quote: "When I was 12 or so, I stabbed my brother in the foot with a spade... I don't remember what he'd done." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on the meanest thing he has ever done.

6th July 2008

Quote: "I was on holiday about 10 years ago in Tunisia, and two nights in a row I won a (karaoke) competition. I finally got beat by this fat guy from Burnidge (England). But where is he now, I ask?" Coldplay star Chris Martin on his karaoke skills.

6th July 2008

Quote: "I thought I might be gay when I was 14." Coldplay'S CHRIS MARTIN on his teenage sexuality issues.

5th July 2008

Quote: "I could never work out how to unbutton trousers." Coldplay star Chris Martin jokes about why he didn't lose his virginity until he was 22.

2nd July 2008

Fact: Actor Ed Burns' band THE BLUE JACKETS opened for Coldplay when the British group performed at Madison Square Garden in New York.

28th June 2008

Quote: "Most of the audience comes to see our handsome bass player, GUY (BERRYMAN), the music is really secondary." Coldplay star Chris Martin.

25th June 2008

Quote: "F**k it, let's cancel the gig. This is embarrassing. Let's go home. We come over here, we steal your women and we can't even play one song." Chris Martin was apologetic after his band Coldplay suffered a technical hitch while performing at Madison Square Garden in New York on Monday (23Jun08).

24th June 2008

Quote: "We don't see rock 'n' roll as being about coke-taking, leather trouser-wearing rebellion... It doesn't matter if you don't look as cool as the Ramones." Coldplay star Chris Martin.

23rd June 2008

Quote: "It sounds silly to say it now, but when you're a kid you think, 'I'm going to burn in hell for eternity if I like other guys or if I marry someone Jewish.'" Coldplay star Chris Martin on his heavily Christian upbringing.

23rd June 2008

Fact: Chris Martin's pre-Coldplay bands included FLOATING INSOMNIA, IDENTITY CRISIS and the ROCKING HONKIES.

22nd June 2008

Quote: "The whole rock star myth, which is 40 years old and basically nonsense, has nothing to do with being a rock star. Everybody gets trashed and breaks things. By that standard, plumbers and heating engineers are just as rock 'n' roll as rock stars." Coldplay star Chris Martin.

20th June 2008

Quote: "You don't have to be great if nobody is paying any money." Coldplay guitarist JOHNNY BUCKLAND doesn't feel the pressure when performing free gigs.

18th June 2008

Quote: "America's public image at the moment is really bad, and it's a bummer because over half of Americans are the coolest people on the planet. But they've been so misrepresented." Coldplay's Chris Martin, who is married to American movie star Gwyneth Paltrow.

17th June 2008

Fact: The opening line of Coldplay's current single VIOLET HILL was the first set of lyrics the band ever wrote and encouraged bass player Guy Berryman to sign up.

14th June 2008

Quote: "We got caught up in things we didn't enjoy, like people talking about share prices and investors... This time, we were hungry to disassociate ourselves from anything other than improving someone's holiday or bath time." Coldplay star Chris Martin insists the band have stopped taking things so seriously when recording and releasing albums. The group's label, EMI, was taken over by a private equity group shortly after the release of their last album.

14th June 2008

Quote: "We're still asking people to buy our record, but we're putting as much free stuff out there as possible. It's like the shopping channel that gives you a trampoline for buying a running machine." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on the thinking behind the group's recent free single download and streaming concert give aways.

13th June 2008

Quote: "Without the band I would be playing Elton John standards on a cruise ship." Coldplay's Chris Martin has no plans to quit the group.

13th June 2008

Fact: Music producer Brian Eno hired a hypnotist to help Coldplay frontman Chris Martin dig out song and lyric ideas from his subconscious, while recording the group's new album VIVA LA VIDA.

13th June 2008

Quote: "I give myself an A for effort and man-hours but I'm not going to claim to be as talented as Usher or Beyonce." Modest Coldplay star Chris Martin.

12th June 2008

Quote: "If I'm fed up with being Mr. Coldplay, I try to pretend I'm Rihanna for a day. It's a far sexier way to spend 24 hours." Rocker Chris Martin on his odd fantasies.

12th June 2008

Quote: "You've got to be hungry. If your wife went out with Brad Pitt, you'd want to prove yourself, you know what I mean?" Coldplay star Chris Martin on the pressures of first dating his wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

9th June 2008

Fact: Rockers Coldplay are set to work with CONTROL filmmaker Anton Corbijn on their new video.

9th June 2008

Quote: "Why wouldn't I want someone to bring out the best in me?" Coldplay frontman Chris Martin defends his decision to take singing lessons.

9th June 2008

Quote: "I don't think we're actually bigger than Girls Aloud. We're certainly not as attractive and we don't have a song as good as CALL THE SHOTS." Coldplay star Chris Martin insists the British girl group are much better than his own band.

7th June 2008

Quote: "Anyone who isn't into it is probably a c**t." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin reveals his thoughts about rapper JAY-Z's forthcoming controversial appearance at U.K. music festival Glastonbury.

6th June 2008

Quote: "We have a team of eight-year olds who work in a factory just outside London all the time and we go there and see what they got, and often they have hits, and we take them." Coldplay's Chris Martin jokes about using alternative ways to find new material.

3rd June 2008

Quote: "I'm sure most English teachers would still put a red line through them." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is convinced the band's latest lyrics wouldn't make the grade.

3rd June 2008

Quote: "I'm always trying to work out what 'he' or 'she' or 'it' is. I don't know if it's Allah or Jesus or Mohammed or Zeus. But I'd go for Zeus. I lay claim to being the only person in the world who still believes in Zeus." Coldplay star Chris Martin doesn't follow the mainstream with his religious beliefs.

30th May 2008

Quote: "I dreamt about Radiohead last night and Westlife the night before. Which is the perfect blend of what we're trying to do musically." Coldplay star Chris Martin gets subconscious inspiration from fellow British bands.

9th May 2008

Fact: Coldplay's new album VIVA LA VIDA has been selected as America's official soundtrack to the upcoming European Championship soccer tournament. Bosses at TV sports network ESPN have revealed they'll be taking songs from the album for use during all promotions for the sporting event.

8th May 2008

Fact: British rockers Coldplay have been snapped up by TV bosses to promote sports channel ESPN's Euro 2008 coverage of the European soccer event.

7th May 2008

Fact: Amy Winehouse's BACK TO BLACK album has toppled Coldplay's X+Y as the all-time top-selling album on internet shopping site

30th April 2008

Quote: "Why would we need to appear at Glastonbury, given that the best musician on the planet is headlining it? I find it pretty embarrassing. We came back to England the other day from being on a trip somewhere and there was all this hoo-ha. Coldplay not playing Glastonbury and Jay-Z playing. It is exactly what needs to happen to keep the world a good place. He's the best rapper in the world". COLDPLAY star Chris Martin is upset by media pressure to come to the rescue of the 2008 Glastonbury Festival, which critics insist has been ruined by the addition of rapper JAY-Z.

30th April 2008

Quote: "Why would we need to appear at Glastonbury, given that the best musician on the planet is headlining it? I find it pretty embarrassing. We came back to England the other day from being on a trip somewhere and there was all this hoo-ha. Coldplay not playing Glastonbury and Jay-Z playing. It is exactly what needs to happen to keep the world a good place. He's the best rapper in the world". COLDPLAY star Chris Martin is upset by media pressure to come to the rescue of the 2008 Glastonbury Festival, which critics insist has been ruined by the addition of rapper JAY-Z.

7th April 2008

Fact: Coldplay's music is the most likely to send listeners to sleep, according to a new survey commissioned by British hospitality chain Travelodge.

9th March 2008

Fact: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has had the letter 'C' tattooed on her hip as a sign of commitment to her husband Chris Martin, the frontman of rock band Coldplay. The Shakespeare In Love star had the $120 (GBP60) tattoo inked onto her hip so it can be easily hidden.

24th February 2008

Quote: "He sings lullabies all the time. He'll sing funny joke songs. They love his music." Gwyneth Paltrow on why her two children love having Coldplay star Chris Martin as a dad.

13th December 2007

Fact: British rockers Coldplay have recorded a cover of a classic Christmas song and posted it online for their fans. A version of The Pretenders' 1984 hit 2000 Miles has been made available on the band's official website.

31st July 2007

Quote: "I can't tell, from just listening, the difference between Coldplay and U2. They sound the same." Veteran rocker Eric Clapton doesn't think much of the British and Irish music scene.

19th July 2007

Quote: "Chris Martin apparently didn't think it was funny. That bummed me out." Actor Paul Rudd regrets joking that only gay guys like British band Coldplay in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

28th June 2007

Quote: "Coldplay are the modern Beatles, so I'd love to do a duet with them, especially Chris Martin." Justin Timberlake heaps praise on Coldplay.

16th April 2007

Quote: "I love Coldplay, but there was a time when I was going, 'Oh, CHRIS (MARTIN), just shut up. Sing and play, that's what we're here for.'" KT Tunstall doesn't always like her favourite pop and rock stars to mix music and politics.

19th February 2007

Quote: "We're not scared of becoming the new Coldplay - you just make sure you don't." Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson promises fans the group will stick to their rock roots.

27th January 2007

Fact: Former Roxy Music star Brian Eno has signed on to produce the next Coldplay album. He says, "It will be very original and very different from what they've done before."

21st December 2006

Fact: British band Coldplay have gone back in time to film a "vintage" Christmas clip for fans on their website. The greeting, entitled COLDPLAY DANCE ANTHEMS 1906 features the band dressed in period costume and dancing to "modern" techno tunes.

29th October 2006

Quote: "These days it's become so important just to have singles that it's almost nauseating... We were on a trip in Germany last year and the number one single was a joke ringtone with a frog. It was beating Coldplay... It was very depressing." My Chemical Romance star Gerard Way wasn't a fan of the Crazy Frog phenomenon that swept through Europe in 2005.

10th September 2006

Quote: "I had a rule on my last tour that I couldn't go on until I heard that song (CLOCKS by Coldplay). It became a superstition." Justin Timberlake on his unorthodox stage preparations.

8th May 2006

Fact: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will perform at the 11th annual fundraiser for the Jonnson Cancer Center Foundation at Los Angeles' University Of California on 20 May (06).

24th February 2006

Fact: <p>Coldplay's SPEED OF SOUND became the one billionth tune downloaded from Apple's iTunes Music Store yesterday (23FEB06). The website was launched in 2003. </p>

17th February 2006

Quote: <p>"After we won, I thought, 'we must have paid someone a lot of money.'" Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is stunned his band won two gongs at the Brit Awards on Wednesday (15FEB06). </p>

16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"That's the one I really wanted." Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson is disappointed the band lost out to Coldplay for British Album at the Brit Awards last night (15FEB06), despite winning three other trophies. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Our house is always full of music and Apple is a very interesting dancer. She's very hip-hop and R+B. And she really like Natasha Bedingfield." Gwyneth Paltrow reveals the music tastes of her toddler daughter with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Partly because MICHAEL's no longer with us and partly because we realised all of the string players felt that we were kind of too loud, we said if we get invited back to the Grammys we'll just play on our own with one guitarist." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on why his group chose to play alone at the Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06) after debuting at the event with late conductor Michael Kamen and the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC orchestra. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's easier to sweat and be all passionate with 12, 13-year-old girls in the front row. It's harder when it's Paul McCartney and Jay-Z." Coldplay's Chris Martin admits to chronic nerves before last night's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Partly because MICHAEL's no longer with us and partly because we realised all of the string players felt that we were kind of too loud, we said if we get invited back to the Grammys we'll just play on our own with one guitarist." Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on why his group chose to play alone at the Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06) after debuting at the event with late conductor Michael Kamen and the NEW YORK PHILHARMIONC orchestra. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's easier to sweat and be all passionate with 12, 13-year-oldgirls in the front row. It's harder when it's Paul McCartney and Jay-Z." Coldplay's Chris Martin admits to chronic nerves before last night's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. </p>

16th January 2006

Quote: <p>"Any human being would be nervous in that position. But it's like any live event, whether it's 200 people or two billion, I don't give a f**k. I'm the man for the job." Richard Ashcroft put his worries into perspective before taking the stage at the London leg of Live 8 last July (05), to sing his VERVE hit BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY with Coldplay. </p>

23rd November 2005

Quote: <p>"I hate Coldplay. I liked them when they first came out, but it's the same old c**p... I find lead singer Chris Martin pretentious and obnoxious." Former SEX PISTOLS star Steve Jones isn't a fan of rockers Coldplay. </p>

8th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I watched a bit of Coldplay and I thought they were very engaging and nice, but I haven't the faintest idea what the songs were about." PINK FLOYD star Roger Waters describes watching Coldplay at Live 8. </p>

4th November 2005

Fact: <p>Stars including Madonna, Robbie Williams and Coldplay were treated to goody bags worth $12,500 (GBP7,000) at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon last night (3NOV05) - with gifts including a weekend break at the Four Seasons Hotel in Lisbon, Sharm El Sheikh or Bali, Love KYLIE Lingerie and MAC cosmetics. </p>

31st October 2005

Quote: <p>"Look, you, we haven't heard the Coldplay album. Coldplay can f**k off. Why do you have to start prancing around like a morris dancer?" Liam Gallagher reacts with anger to yet another question about his feud with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. </p>

7th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I love him, I really do. How much? Well, you know Leningrad in Russia? I think they should rename it Lennongrad in honour of him." Coldplay's Chris Martin on his love for John Lennon. </p>

21st September 2005

Quote: <p>"Musicians are nice, they're nice people." Gwyneth Paltrow attempts to explain why so many actresses fall for rock stars. She's married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. </p>

10th September 2005

Fact: <p>Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay have been added to tonight's (10SEP05) MTV telethon, ReACT. The stars will perform during a four-hour benefit show that will air on all MTV and related networks. </p>

7th September 2005

Quote: <p>"If we had big breasts like Mariah Carey then we would sell ten times more records then we do now... Plus, we could meet</p> <p>famous people like TOM CRUISE - and that would be really neat." Coldplay's Chris Martin on his lack of sex appeal. </p>

22nd February 2004

Quote: <p>"We're not boring like Coldplay. We don't take ourselves that seriously but we're still flying the flag for Britain." The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins explains why his band won three Brit Awards. </p> <b>22/02/2004 14:09</b>


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