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    ‘We Ripped Off Blur’ Say Coldplay

    chrismartin2008a.jpg‘Sing’ was the first song “plagiarised” for Viva La Vida admits Coldplay frontman. Plus: "Beyonce's better than The Strokes, Muse, Arcade Fire and us!".


    Coldplay’s Chris Martin has admitted that ‘Sing’, a song that featured on Blur’s debut album ‘Leisure’, was the first song to provide inspiration during the making of new album ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’. “Sing was the first song we plagiarised for the new album”, said Chris.


    The revelation came as Coldplay took over DJ duties for Xfm’s weekly Residency slot. During the hour-long show, the band professed a love for German industrial nutters Rammstein, A-ha (“One of our formative influences”, Chris Martin) and admitted Beyonce was better than Muse, The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Coldplay put together: “[The Strokes] are the classic band of our generation. And I would argue for Muse as well. And Arcade Fire. And that’s just the boys! Beyonce’s better than all of us”, said the frontman.

    As for their DJ experience, Chris wasn’t quite as effusive: “I hope you’re enjoying the songs because these links aren’t very good.”


    Coldplay will be back manning the wheels of steel this Sunday at 9pm on Xfm. Listen to Coldplay’s first Residency show here or download it for keeps here

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