Chris Martin has been banned from recording with Coldplay for two weeks.
The lead singer revealed to Absolute Radio he received a letter from Viva La Vida producer Brian Eno who is working on the band's new album, telling him not to come to the studio.
Chris said: "The letter was to all of us he said that he thought the last album was OK but it could have been much better. He said that he still wanted to work with us on the next album but that I was banned from the studio! He said that it would be better without me for the first two weeks - 'You can do better without the singer'! He said. It has turned out to be a good idea though because the band's been free to try out loads of weird things without me getting in the way."