Before Coldplay began rehearsing "The Scientist" for the VMA Awards, frontman Chris Martin was told that a good chunk of the song had to be cut off at the end to save time.
At the conclusion of the first run-through, Martin was signaled when to end. "How much time have they taken off of it?" he asked incredulously, then laughed. "Why don't we just come out and bow without playing a note?"
Drummer Will Champion caused Martin to start laughing during one of the six takes of the song by shifting into a punk rock beat as the singer crooned, "Nobody said it was easy." And between takes, bassist Guy Berryman and guitarist Jon Buckland killed time by improvising a loose version of the Stone Roses' "Fool's Gold," among other less recognizable songs.
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