Coldplay's Chris Martin was drafted in to help rocker David Byrne write his new album, after the former Talking Heads star was struck with writer's block.
The Scottish-born star teamed up with producer Brian Eno to create 2008 album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. But Byrne confesses he laboured over several tracks, prompting Eno - who also produced Coldplay's last album - to turn to Martin for help with one particular song. Byrne reveals, "I think Brian gave that one to him because it took me a long time time to get started. I had some of the tracks sitting on my computer for almost a year, thinking about it. I felt a little bit of a burden, that there'd be expectations."
But Martin turned down the offer after he was blown away with what Byrne had already written - telling Eno, "I can't do better than that."