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Coldplay’s Chris Martin plays impromptu song at pub post-Glastonbury
In rural village, frontman performed A Sky Full of Stars for a couple who were planning to play the song as their first dance when they marry

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Jun, 2022 @8:33 AM

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Ed Sheeran was the most-played artist of 2021 in the UK
The pop star’s single Bad Habits was also the most-played song of last year, according to new data from music licensing company PPL

Laura Snapes

19, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Pitting bands against each other won’t help the music industry fight climate change | Letter
Letter: Decarbonising live music is a vital task, and we should be supporting artists who are making progress, writes Jon Collins


20, May, 2022 @2:04 PM

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Dear Coldplay, listen to Massive Attack and save yourselves from greenwashing | Eleanor Salter
The partnership of Chris Martin’s band with biofuel producer Neste has raised eyebrows about the green credentials of their new tour says culture writer Eleanor Salter

Eleanor Salter

11, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Coldplay labelled ‘useful idiots for greenwashing’ after deal with oil company
The Transport and Environment campaign group says Neste is cynically using the band

Arthur Neslen

11, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Capitalism didn’t understand community’: Brian Eno steps up the climate crisis battle
The musician and activist, who has collaborated with Michael Stipe on a new song for Earth Day, is asking questions of the music industry, and the likes of Coldplay are happy to answer

Greg Cochrane

15, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Worthy winners aside, the Brits is struggling to keep pace with modern pop
TikTok voting and gaming stars haven’t altered the music awards’ predictable roster of chart-toppers

Alexis Petridis

09, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Working class people are getting priced out’: cost-of-living crisis spreads to live music
Prices for big gigs such as Billie Eilish and Harry Styles are sky high – and a combination of Brexit, Covid and ticket touts means they aren’t likely to fall

Rhian Jones

07, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Coldplay dismay fans with news they will stop recording in 2025
Chris Martin says band will continue to tour in interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2

Alexandra Topping

23, Dec, 2021 @12:06 PM

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New artists join Adele and Dua Lipa on list for first non-gendered Brit awards
As the music prizes strive for inclusivity, first-timers Self Esteem and Central Cee make the shortlist along with veterans Abba

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Dec, 2021 @6:21 PM

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Coldplay review – stadium poppers take the big-time small scale
Chris Martin and co – and Ed Sheeran –launch Coldplay’s space-inspired new album in a venue the band last played in 1999

Kitty Empire

16, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Coldplay pledge 50% lower CO2 emissions on 2022 world tour
Band announce a range of initiatives to reduce energy consumption, including stadium floors that harness fans’ kinetic energy

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, Oct, 2021 @1:31 PM

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