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    News round-up: Guy Berryman has been producing again, Wretch 32; Coldplay for Queen's Jubilee?

    guyberryman.jpgGuy Berryman has revealed that he intends to do more producing in the future, that is according to DigitalSpy who have regurgitated a Daily Star article. They wrote: Guy said that he enjoys the technical aspects of creating a new record, but insisted that he would never want to produce a Coldplay album. Asked whether he would be game for producing the band's next effort, Berryman told the Daily Star: "It'd be too big a challenge."


    However, he maintained that he will not be leaving the group to pursue a solo career as a producer. Berryman explained: "I'm never happier than when I'm being creative, whether that's with Coldplay or other artists. I just love being in the studio."


    Berryman recently took charge of The Pierces' hit album You & I and has just worked with James Levy and The Blood Red Rose. Speaking about his working methods, he added: "I don't concentrate on technical things like where a microphone is placed and things like that. As a producer, I try to keep the initial feeling from when I first heard a song and make sure we do what were initially aiming for."

    This just in from the official site: We're pleased to report that Guy has produced the upcoming album for James Levy & The Blood Red Rose, which is released on 6 February, 2012. Check out a track, featuring Allison Pierce, above. Says Guy: “The songs document romance in all its guises; dark, twisted, hopeful and joyful. The sounds, drawing upon classic arrangements from the '50s and '60s, are melodic and lush and are hopefully a breath of fresh air in a world dominated by urban electronica.”


    Meanwhile, rapper Wretch 32 has his sights set on teaming up with Coldplay and Jessie J, writes Capital FM. The 'Unorthodox' singer is currently working on his new album and hopes he can tempt Coldplay into a collaboration. "I'd love to get the lads in and do something and kind of mash two genres together and see what we come up with," he told Capital FM.


    Finally, a new Coldplay performance could be announced, if Contact Music are correct in their prediction today. Gary Barlow is eyeing a star-studded line-up for Queen Elizabeth II's 85th birthday celebrations - he's planning to include Jay Z, Coldplay and Sir Cliff Richard on the bill. And what's more - Coldplay will be in London that week performing three concerts at the Emirates Stadium. [More discussion on this rumoured performance is at the Coldplay Live forum now.]


    The Take That star has been charged with organising the entertainment for the British monarch's joint birthday and Diamond Jubilee party in early June next year, to mark her 60th year on the throne. He has been consulting members of the royal family for tips on who they'd love to see performing at the bash - and he'll have to call in favours from a wide range of showbiz pals if he's going to keep all the VIP guests happy.


    Barlow tells Grazia magazine, "Two hours to fill, who can I book? I've had three requests from the royal household. The Princes want Jay Z and Coldplay, and the Queen wants Cliff Richard."


    Scans of Coldplay article as featured in Q Magazine (edition Q306) released on 29th November 2011 (view even larger): [thanks Mimixxx]


















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