Chris Martin says Coldplay's duet with Kylie Minogue was axed from their new album because the Australian songbird made them 'too sexy' – something his band aren't ready to be.
Comeback Chris also says the pop princess took control of writing the collaboration, while the band were challenged with the task of designing the singer's outfits. Asked why the band didn't include her duet on new album 'Viva La Vida', Martin tells the new Q Radio station, 'Well it's just too sexy, at this point we cannot be that sexy…'
Despite excluding the work, Martin, heaped praise on 40-something Kylie, saying, 'It's a song called 'Lunar' and Kylie is particularly brilliant on it'. Joking about their work dynamic Martin said, 'She writes most of our stuff and we design most of her outfits'.
Martin insists Kylie's efforts will one day hit the airwaves, saying, ''It will 100% see the light of day and I'm going to tell you exclusively that it will be on a record that we will put out at the end of next year.'
Meanwhile, the singer has waded into the Jay-Z Glastonbury row sparked by Noel Gallagher, calling him and others 'idiots'. 'It's just proof that a great portion of the world are idiots. I don't even know where the controversy started, it probably started from two people on a computer who don't really know what they're talking about.'
You can hear the interview on Q Radio station at 6.30pm available on DAB.
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