Coldplay Just Won’t Stop


It was a dark period for me after  X&Y had completely saturated the radio when Chris Martin made a comment to the effect of: “Even we’re tired of ourselves. You won’t be hearing from us for some time.” However, the sun has risen on a new day! Coldplay is back!

  • Still riding the one-two punch of singles Viva La Vida and Violet Hill, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends has moved 1.8 million copies and is BRILLIANT in my humble opinion 🙂 
  • American Music Awards had them on performing Lovers in Japan.
  • Kanye West threw out some Chris Martin love during his acceptance speech.
  • Last week they were No. 15 in Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year list.
  • Prospeckt’s March is out with some yummy morsels of goodness and is No. 4 in the Top Albums list on iTunes.
  • TiVo picked up their Austin City Limits show from X&Y this morning for me!!
  • The CD dropped this year and already we have a video collection that includes Lovers in Japan, LOST!, Violet Hill, and now 2 for Viva La Vida.

Then came Jay-Z! The latest ‘Collision Course’ like collaboration of Viva La Vida and Jay-Z. If that wasn’t enough, he’s accompanying Coldplay for 3 tour dates in the UK! Man, I’ve always wanted to cross the pond! Looks like it’ll be happening in September of next year!

Who’s with me?!? 

Now comes Kylie Minogue! Apparently, she popped into the Bakery while the boys were recording and they created a song ‘too sexy’ for Viva la Vida. It’ll be featured in a new release out next year and at Join(RED)’s new site (RED)WIRE that launches….today! 

While you’re at it email you’re name and address to competitions-at-coldplay-dot-com before Dec. 15th to win a setlist from their show at Birmingham.

I’m expecting a Coldplay burnout any day now but it just isn’t happening. 

I guess if you’re going to be the biggest Rock Band in the world you have to be the hardest working ones as well 🙂

…at least until U2 drops their new project!!


11 Responses to “Coldplay Just Won’t Stop”

  1. December 1, 2008 at 11:31 am

    I agree with you, man! good stuff!

  2. December 1, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Yea, I’m diggin’ the Prospeckt’s March EP. Seems like they’re definitely on a role this year.

    U2 album should be interesting, especially since they’re saying it won’t be anything like their current stuff. We’ll see…

  3. December 1, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    U2 have always said their new stuff is going to be different than their old stuff. Glad that Atomic Bomb was different from All That You Can’t Leave Behind. It was good to leave that era behind! I mean, ATYCLB had some great songs, but just didn’t stack up to any of their previous albums in any way.

    Coldplay will never take U2’s spot as greatest rock band. There’s no way to catch up to the momentum of them as U2’s music actually means something and always has.

  4. December 2, 2008 at 6:39 am

    i actually saw the Coldplay’s Austin City Limits gig. they are one of the better bands out there right now.

    although U2 is near the top, i don’t think they can ever dislodge the Beatles or Rolling Stones as the “greatest rock band” of all-time. my 2-cents anyways …

  5. December 2, 2008 at 6:40 am

    slight correction, when i say “saw”, i meant on PBS (TV only, when it was aired) …

  6. December 3, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    The Rolling Stones?!?! Oh Rhoy. The Beatles are 1 thing. I think they are a landmark however, I think U2 is there with them with their longevity and impact on music as well. I could never stomach much of the Stones.
    I do think Coldplay is poised in a similar position. Only time will tell but what they’ve done with these initial releases is impressive if you ask me.

  7. December 4, 2008 at 6:10 am

    not really a big fun of the Stones either, but they are up there as far as “greatest rock band” is concerned. And you are right, time will tell for other bands like U2 (they are already considered by many) & maybe Coldplay. The thing with newer bands is the way their media is marketed nowadays — internet, satelite/cable, huge billboards & world tours. So really, what constitutes a “great rock band”? Is it the amount of facetime or their longevity or the amount of great songs they have for the time they are together?

    good discussion although i think it somehow is diverting from your original post 🙂

  8. December 4, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Haha, that’s ironic. I just blogged about this a few days ago (http://www.uglyorangetruck.com/?p=587). I have all of the other coldplay albums and I didn’t really like the albums between their first US release and Viva La Vida. I’m bummed that they got nominated for 1 less grammy than Lil’ Wayne last night.

  9. December 4, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    As much as Jay-Zs track was a disappointment for me, I LOVE Prospekt’s March. I’m so excited that:

    A. Life in Technicolor has lyrics.
    B. Rainy Day is so different.
    C. Glass of Water is so pop-py.
    D. And the whole project is so GOOD.

  10. December 6, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    hah, Coldplay’s being sued for plagiarizing Viva la Vida.

  11. December 7, 2008 at 2:40 am

    @Kyle yeah I’ve heard that but I also heard that it’s a total hoax. That there’s no way they were at said concert at said time at said place.

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