Chris Martin knows why you hate his band. For the first time in his career, he couldn’t care less
Blame it on their selling a zillion records—or perhaps it has to do with a singer who shows up in tabloids as much as music mags (thanks to a movie star wife, a daughter named Apple and a son named Moses). Whatever the reason, Coldplay is the most polarizing band this side of U2.
From the dubious homophobic joke heard round the world in Judd Apatow’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (“How do I know you’re gay? You listen to Coldplay”) to the New York Times brazenly labeling them “the most insufferable band of the decade” (what, they’ve never heard of Nickleback? I kid!) it’s not easy being a Coldplay fan—especially for a dude.