New from Travis: Stream ‘Valentine,’ from Scottish Band’s New Album ’10 Songs’ Due Out 10/9

Travis, the Glasgow-based band that formed in 1990 and was instrumental in inspiring later acts such as Keane and Coldplay, will release a new album, 10 Songs, on Oct. 9 via BMG. The band has premiered a trio of songs from the album as a preview. The latest, “Valentine,” bursts with rhythmic sway and vocals… Continue reading New from Travis: Stream ‘Valentine,’ from Scottish Band’s New Album ’10 Songs’ Due Out 10/9

Dramarama Turns its Creative Switch Back on to Make Long-Awaited New Album ‘Color TV’

Television has been a common reference point in the career of Dramarama.  During some mid-Eighties tours, the Wayne, New Jersey-bred band would adorn its stage with multiple TV sets. Johnny Carson was also namechecked in the songs “Baby Rhino’s Eye” and alt-rock radio hit “Last Cigarette.”  Then there was “70’s TV,” off 1989’s Stuck in… Continue reading Dramarama Turns its Creative Switch Back on to Make Long-Awaited New Album ‘Color TV’

Chris Martin (Coldplay), Badflower, Kiiara, Duff McKagan, Yungblud, Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) More Taking Part in 320 Festival Online for Mental Health 5/8-10

This coming Saturday, May 9, was to be the date of the 320 Festival, curated by Kevin Lyman of the Vans Warped Tour and Talinda Bennington, widow of late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. In the works for months, it was originally intended to advance the conversation about mental health through face-to-face meetings with non-profit… Continue reading Chris Martin (Coldplay), Badflower, Kiiara, Duff McKagan, Yungblud, Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) More Taking Part in 320 Festival Online for Mental Health 5/8-10

Watch the Foo Fighters’ ‘Times Like These’ Performed for BBC 1’s Live Lounge — ft. Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, Bastille and More, for COVID-19 Charity

To cop the hook from “Times Like These,” the smash-hit single from Foo Fighters‘ 2001 album One By One, it’s times like these we learn to love again — and with the world grappling with the reality of the coronavirus pandemic, we can lean on sentiments like that for comfort. On Thursday, a special recording… Continue reading Watch the Foo Fighters’ ‘Times Like These’ Performed for BBC 1’s Live Lounge — ft. Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, Bastille and More, for COVID-19 Charity

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Livestreamed an Intimate Performance on Instagram Because of the Coronavirus

Being stuck inside is no fun. We’re being told to socially distance ourselves from loved ones and friends as the planet comes to grips with the realities of the coronavirus pandemic — so it’s wonderful to see musicians take the initiative to stage impromptu concerts via social media. Chris Martin of Coldplay did this on… Continue reading Coldplay’s Chris Martin Livestreamed an Intimate Performance on Instagram Because of the Coronavirus

Go Back to School with Chris Martin in Coldplay’s Dreamy New Video for ‘Champion of the World’

There’s always a dreamlike quality to the best music from Coldplay — the English pop/rock band has frequently found a way to elevate its music to the realm of the ethereal, compositions bursting with emotion and comfort. That’s very much the case with “Champion of the World,” a song from the band’s 2019 album Everyday… Continue reading Go Back to School with Chris Martin in Coldplay’s Dreamy New Video for ‘Champion of the World’

‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ Set for 1/28 with Foo Fighters, Beck, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., John Legend, Chris Martin and More

With the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards taking place Sunday, January 26 in Los Angeles, anybody who’s anybody in the music business will be in Southern California — and two days later, a bunch of stars will convene at the Los Angeles Convention Center to pay tribute to The Purple One, Prince. Honoring the sadly departed… Continue reading ‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince’ Set for 1/28 with Foo Fighters, Beck, Alicia Keys, H.E.R., John Legend, Chris Martin and More

Coldplay Premieres Worldly New Video for the Soaring ‘Everyday Life’ (Watch)

Everyday Life is the first double-album from Coldplay since the group’s formation, and it finds Chris Martin and his band mates Will Champion, Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman aiming high yet again. Throughout their history, Coldplay have possessed a sense of importance and “epicness” with their music, whether in song structure, lyrical themes or both, and… Continue reading Coldplay Premieres Worldly New Video for the Soaring ‘Everyday Life’ (Watch)

Coldplay Confronts the Challenges of ‘Everyday Life’ with Sprawling, Risk-Taking New Album (Listen)

Coldplay albums are all about vibe — the vibe of the music, the vibe of the lyrical themes and the vibe of the message the band is trying to convey at that particular time. Dynamic vocalist/pianist/focal point Chris Martin is the star of the show, of course, flanked by Will Champion, Jonny Buckland and Guy… Continue reading Coldplay Confronts the Challenges of ‘Everyday Life’ with Sprawling, Risk-Taking New Album (Listen)

Listen to ‘Daddy’ and ‘Champion of the World,’ Two More Songs from Coldplay’s ‘Everyday Life’ LP Out This Friday 11/22

This Friday, Nov. 22, Chris Martin and Coldplay will return with a new album, Everyday Life. The record was previewed with two songs already, but on Wednesday an additional pair of pre-release tracks made their way online to further ramp up anticipation. Here’s “Daddy,” a sweeping, emotional song that features an arresting animated video accompaniment:… Continue reading Listen to ‘Daddy’ and ‘Champion of the World,’ Two More Songs from Coldplay’s ‘Everyday Life’ LP Out This Friday 11/22