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Chris Martin To Play Banjo With Miley Cyrus


Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay has stated his interest in working with the Disney pop star as a follow-up to his recent work with Jay-Z. Speaking on the collaboration he stated, "We'll work with anyone that we love, and obviously we love Jay. But we've done that now, so the most interesting thing that we could do is the complete opposite, and play banjo on a Miley Cyrus record. Which I would equally be as thrilled to do." No time frame was given for the project, as Coldplay are currently on tour.






Quick question, how many of you actually believed a word of that?







So why were so many people upset by the sourceless article going around about Coldplay breaking up?


I posted this in that retirement thread, but thought it might do some people who would miss it some good to post it here too.


Coldplay are not breaking up.


The original post:


I found the original article.

(With a little help from the L.A.Times)


(Seriously, though. Read it. It's hilarious.)






Coldplay: Entertainers of the Year


The British rockers expanded their sound on ''Viva La Vida''



By Simon Vozick-Levinson





Coldplay leaped headlong into the unknown with Viva La Vida. Frontman Chris Martin traded in his customary falsetto for a lower register. Bandmates Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Guy Berryman experimented with raucous dissonance. And with help from legendary producer Brian Eno, the English quartet obliterated the earnest rock formula that made them global superstars. The risk paid off: Viva La Vida sold 1.8 million copies, and its title track scored 2.56 million (paid) downloads. Martin called EW between tour stops to discuss the year.



EW: Viva La Vida expanded your sound considerably. Where do you go next?



Chris Martin: It only came out about three weeks ago — that's how it feels. We're just getting to the point where we're having a great time playing it live. [Pauses] I'm 31 now, and I don't think that bands should keep going past 33, so we're trying to pack in as much as possible.


EW: Really? Nothing past 33?


CM: Well, we definitely know what we'd like to do up until the end of next year, and that's just go for it in every sense.


EW: On Saturday Night Live last month, you played three songs, instead of the usual two. Why?



CM: Well, as you know, SNL is a comedy show, and a lot of people think of our band as a joke. So that's maybe why they let us play more.


EW: With the evolution of the band's sound, how do you feel about playing your older songs?



CM: We're always happy to play ''Yellow'' or ''Clocks'' or ''Fix You'' or whatever it is, because they've been passports to get us where we are.


EW: You're about to release an EP, Prospekt's March, on Nov. 25. How did that come together?



CM: When we had to hand our album in, there were songs we loved that we just hadn't gotten time to do. Over the summer, we finished them and added new ones. We were waiting to see how Viva went down, and then we would decide if we were brave enough to put out these other ones.


EW: The EP features a new version of ''Lost!'' with a rap verse from Jay-Z. Why that direction?



CM: We'll work with anyone that we love, and obviously we love Jay. But we've done that now, so the most interesting thing that we could do is the complete opposite, and play banjo on a Miley Cyrus record. Which I would equally be as thrilled to do.


EW: So what do you think has made Coldplay one of the biggest bands in the world?


CM: The reason we're the biggest band in the world at the moment is because the others are on holiday. That's how you get your breaks. That's how the understudy gets his opportunity. While U2 and Green Day are away, we've gotten to make the most of it. But I don't think it's got anything to do with talent. There's people much more talented than us that aren't famous, and people that are much less talented who are much more famous. [! :laugh3:]



EW: You've been promoting the hell out of this album. Are you looking forward to time off?


CM: I don't believe in time off. We've still got most of our hair, and we can still fit into our musical trousers. We have to make the most of that!



Posted Nov 14, 2008 | Published in issue #1021-1022 Nov 21, 2008


See, now if those stupid tabloids would quote their sources, people would have read this to begin with. The stupid chopped-up out of context article was even in my local paper this morning. :veryangry2:

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This whole Miley thing will probably never happened but if some wild reason it does it i will kill myslef and lose all respact for coldplay!....THATS HOW MUCH I DONT LIKE HER!!!
:laugh3: Chill, dude. I wrote the first part to make fun of how the tabloids take quotes out of context.


Well... and get people's attention.

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^Glad to be of help. ;)


And to all those threatening violence, what? :huh: You're kind of making my point for me. What part of Chris, Miley and a banjo does not speak comedy? :wacko: That quote had me in stitches- he was being flippant and silly; had nothing to do with her.

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Yeah, I know :wacko: But the board has bestowed on me an honour, and I will do my best to protect my Chrissy from other pretentious silly overly-annoying fangirls at all costs :wacko:


But I do like the nice fangirls that hang around here :wacky:

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THANK YOU, MO. :clap:


i've been trying to say the same thing in the "retirement" thread for days now. it actually somewhat bothers me that fans STILL believe every word that comes out of his mouth even though we know better by now than to really listen to him (the oracle seemed to agree with me, too :lol:). chris likes to say these sorts of things as jokes, and he's always said them--remember when he talked about them all sitting around sewing earlier this year, or when he went on about his ambien habit, or when he said they were all going to quit coldplay to grow watermellons? it's like playing with his food: he's playing with the reporters, because he knows they'll report whatever he says. i think he does it because it's his personality to say slightly outrageous things to be funny, and because he likes playing mindgames with the media. i would do the same in his position, really.

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