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Which musicians went to university in your city?

Prior to forming world-famous bands, even some of the best-known musicians around have tried their hand at sneaking shop tinnies into the student union. Though it might be hard to picture a half-cut Brian Eno taking part in a fresher's week fancy dress party at Southampton University, or Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant doing a history degree at London...

Here’s how much money Coldplay made from touring last year

Coldplay touring
The amount of money Coldplay made from touring last year has been revealed, according to reports. The band played 63 shows in 2017, including shows in the UK, Asia, Europe and North America. Their last show was at the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata in Argentina. According to The Mirror, the Chris Martin-led group's touring company, Flock Of Birds,...

Chad Smith supergroup – featuring Chris Martin, Duff McKagan and more – to play at Will Ferrell’s charity show

Chad Smith / Will Ferrell
Chad Smith has formed a formidable supergroup consisting of musicians from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N' Roses, Pearl Jam and Coldplay to play at a charity show which has been organised by Will Ferrell. The Chilis drummer has assembled the band - who will go by the name Chad Smith’s Super Mega Funktastic Jam Rock All Stars - in...

Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about her divorce with Coldplay’s Chris Martin

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about her divorce with Coldplay's Chris Martin. The actress has admitted that she didn't expect to receive such a backlash when the couple announced they were getting divorced in 2014 and they issued a statement saying they were''conscious uncoupling'' after seven years of marriage. Paltrow said she was ''in a lot of pain'' at the time...

Ed Sheeran named highest-earning solo musician in Forbes’ new rich list

Ed Sheeran has been named the world's highest-earning solo artist, worth $110m (£83m). The 27-year-old pop star has been ranked ninth on Forbes' annual list of the world's best paid celebrities. U2 and Coldplay are also included in the top 10 alongside global football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. George Clooney is placed at number 2 with $239m (£180m). The $1bn (£753m) sale...

Ed Sheeran sued for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get it On’

Ed Sheeran is reportedly being sued $100 million for allegedly copying a Marvin Gaye song. The lawsuit claims that 'Thinking Out Loud' steals from 'Let's Get It On'. Music's most dramatic court cases A suit was reportedly first filed against the 'Shape of You' singer in 2016 by the family of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote Gaye's hit. They claimed that Sheeran lifted a variety of...

Watch Chris Martin teach daughter Apple how to play The Beatles on guitar

Chris Martin has been teaching his teenage daughter how to play guitar in a new clip posted online. The short video, uploaded to Instagram by Gwyneth Paltrow, appears to show the Coldplay frontman teaching the 13-year-old Apple how to play The Beatles' 'Blackbird'. Paltrow captioned the video "Guitar time" along with an apple emoji. Watch the clip in full below: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf98Iq2HDD1/ Recently, Liam Gallagher revealed...

Liam Gallagher reveals his favourite Coldplay albums

Liam Gallagher and Coldplay's Chris Martin at the One Love Manchester concert
Liam Gallagher has shared his views on Coldplay's back catalogue. The former Oasis frontman has been dismissive of the 'Viva La Vida' band in the past, saying Chris Martin looks like a "geography teacher" and calling Coldplay "a bunch of students". However, he surprised many fans by agreeing to perform with them at Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert in June. "You’ve got...

Mr Hudson and Vic Mensa’s new song is about listening to Coldplay when you don’t even like Coldplay

Vic Mensa, Coldplay and Mr Hudson
Mr Hudson and Vic Mensa namecheck Coldplay on their new song 'Coldplay'. British musician and Kanye West collaborator Mr Hudson returned in September with 'Can't Forget You', his first solo single in two years. Mr Hudson has now teamed up with rapper Vic Mensa for 'Coldplay', a song in which he sings: "Wet hair on a cold day/The kind of day...

Watch Chris Martin’s cameo on ‘Modern Family’

Chris Martin Modern Family cameo
Earlier this week, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin appeared on hit US comedy show 'Modern Family'. The Emmy award-winning programme has welcomed a whole host of stars since it first premiered in 2009. Martin showed up in Wednesday's episode (Nov 29) playing himself. In the first clip, Martin is seen making fun of his attire, saying to 'wear a short-sleeved t-shit over...