Coldplay's Chris Martin has teamed with Ash on a cover of a Buzzcocks song for a horror movie.
The song is 'Everybody's Happy Nowadays' and was recorded for the zombie flick Shaun of the Dead. The movie stars and was written by Simon Pegg (24 Hour Party People).
The song will be used as a B-side for the new Ash single 'Orpheus' from the album Meltdown due May 24.Chris Martin has previously guested on albums by Ian McCulloch and Ron Sexsmith. Sexsmith wasn't happy with his star guest when he heard the Martin version of 'Gold In Them Hill' but bowed to record company pressure and had it released. "I got a call when I was in Vienna from (producer) Martin (Terefe) to say Chris Martin was coming down to the studio and wanted to hear it" Ron tells Undercover News. "Coldplay was in LA doing their record. I asked if he could see if he would play piano on 'Gold In Them Hills' because my piano playing isn't very good. So Martin asked him. A few weeks later I'm back home and get this package in the mail saying 'Gold In Them Hills' remix. I put it on expecting to hear some new piano and it is my piano. Then his voice comes on in the second verse. It was one of those moments where I had mixed feelings".
Shaun of the Dead was premiered in the UK last month but is yet to be given an Australian release date.