Tales from planet rock: Man punched for singing Coldplay song

Chris Martin soundalike gets beaten up at karoke bar

A Coldplay fan has been beaten up following their rendition of ‘Yellow’ in a karaoke bar.

The incident took place in Seattle on Thursday (August 9) at Changes.

As the unnamed man took the stage to sing the song, a woman reportedly declared: “Oh no, not that song. I can’t stand that song!”


She then leaped at the would-be singer, shouted expletives at him and told him his singing “sucked”, while expressing the same opinion of the song, according to a Seattle police report.

She pushed the man and punched him, all in an effort to stop his singing.

Other patrons went to the singer’s aid and hauled the 21-year-old woman outside.

Robert Willmette one the barmen at Changes said: “It took three or four of us to hold her down.”

According to the barman, the woman “went crazy” when she got outside, punching him twice in the face.

The police were called and blocked the whole street off.


The officers took the woman, whom Willmette described as “a little hippie girl”, to the ground.

She assaulted the police officer and was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault, reports Seattle P.I paper.

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