Martin's daughter Apple has also been on hand with some words of wisdom
Coldplay‘s Chris Martin has revealed that Bruce Springsteen has given the band some advice ahead of their Super Bowl halftime performance next week.
In a behind-the-scenes video as the group prepare for the gig, Martin recalls a conversation he had with The Boss, who played at the Super Bowl in 2009.
As Rolling Stone reports, Martin said: “I spoke to one of the other artists who did it a few years ago, and he said, ‘It’s gotta be muscle memory’. Well, I’ll tell you, it was Bruce Springsteen, ’cause I realized I was starting to do his gruff accent: ‘You gotta know every note, man. Twelve minutes. It ain’t long, but it’s long enough!'”
Martin’s daughter Apple has also been offering the frontman some support in the run-up to the show. “My daughter said the sweetest thing yesterday. ‘How you feeling about the Super Bowl?’ ‘Of course, we’re a little bit nervous,'” Martin said. “She said, ‘Dad, the worst that could happen is you’ll get turned into a meme. And after a month or so people will just forget!'”
It was announced today that Coldplay will headline this year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend, which heads to Powderham Castle in Exeter on May 28 and 29. They will be joined on the bill by Ellie Goulding and Craig David, with more acts to be announced.
Earlier this year it was confirmed that Coldplay will receive the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.
The band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the ceremony on February 17 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.
Coldplay, who recently released their seventh studio album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ and have sold 80 million records worldwide, will perform an exclusive set of their greatest hits to close the show.Tickets for the ceremony, held at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 17 February, are on sale now at NME.com/tickets.
The NME Awards 2016 With Austin, Texas take place this month with The Libertines, and Wolf Alice leading the list of nominees.
Hot on both bands’ heels are Foals, receiving four nods across the shortlist, including Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album and Best Track. The Maccabees, who are yet to add an NME Awards gong to their trophy set, are up for Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album supported by HMV.
The winners are decided by you – the fans – and voting is now open.
The NME Awards with Austin, Texas season kicked off on January 29 with NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas. Headliners Bloc Party, Drenge, Rat Boy and Bugzy Malone will tour the UK. Tickets are available now.
Meanwhile, Crystal Castles will mark UK return at two NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas. Other acts playing at London gigs throughout February include Suede, Swim Deep, Blossoms and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.