It's been announced today via the official site... that Coldplay are to boldly go where no musicians have gone before, by recording in zero gravity. Later this year, the band will board a modified Boeing 727 aircraft, which can provide zero gravity for periods of 20-25 seconds at a time. Wearing self-designed outfits based on early Russian cosmonaut suits, they will be joined by producer/collaborator Brian Eno, who will use custom-made "heavy" microphones to record the sessions on a 1969 analogue cassette player.
"We've been searching for the right environment to record the perfect snare drum sound for many years now," Chris Martin told Coldplay.com, "and I've just got a gut feeling that zero gravity is the place to do that, y'know?"
However, in an online poll 96% of you voted instead for Brian Eno to do a skydive with Alan McGee with only one parachute. More on this mile high story at the Coldplay forum here [thanks cold_love23]