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Saturday, February 25, 2006

I almost died. Ok, not really, but I did gasp.

Coldplay quit?

I drove to Flagstaff, AZ (home of NAU) today, and on the way, I caught up on my Relevant Podcast goodness. During the slices segment, they reported that during the Brit's (sort of a People's Choice/Grammy's for Britian) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced that they were "taking a break" a "long break", "...It will be years before you see us again." So I checked it out on MTVnews.com.

It appears that the British tabloids might have jumped the gun by reporting that Coldplay are calling it quits. The whole thing started Tuesday night when frontman Chris Martin told the audience at the Brit Awards (sort of the U.K. equivalent of the People's Choice Awards), "It's going to be a few years before you see us again ... People are fed up with us — and so are we." Most of the British press took this to mean that the band was actually splitting up, and they reported thusly, sending Coldplay fans worldwide into a tizzy. But according to the band's label, Capitol Records, the reports are not true. "Coldplay are not quitting," read a statement by the label. "They are on the road until July, when their 16-month X&Y world tour ends in Japan. They will then continue working on new material." ... Speaking of the Brit Awards, Kaiser Chiefs and crooner James Blunt helped Coldplay take home the major prizes. Former British Army captain Blunt won Best British Male and Best Pop Act for his debut, Back to Bedlam, the bestselling album in Britain last year. The Kaiser Chiefs snagged Best British Group, Best British Rock Act and Best British Live Act. Coldplay won Best British Single for "Speed of Sound" and Best Album for X&Y.
entire article here.

And we all breathed a collective sigh of relief. Here is another article from Billboard.com, with some interesting stats about record sales and tour sales.

Coldplay was my pick of the week a few weeks ago. "Pick of the week", that sounds lame. Ha ha ha. Listen again here.


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