The Cheshire parish council clerk whose Zoom antics went viral earlier this year was drafted in to help host Jack Whitehall introduce opening act Coldplay.
Coldplay performs "Paradise" for the Global Goal: Unite For Our Future concert on June 27, 2020. Video courtesy: Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen. For more, go to: Global Citizen on Yahoo.
Frontman Chris Martin revealed that the band will be taking time off to work on making their live shows more 'sustainable.'
Praise is pouring in for American singer Ariana Grande after she hosted a concert to raise money for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack on May 22. 10.9 million viewers watched Ariana, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Pharrell Williams, Coldplay and the Black Eyed Peas sing their hearts out at the One Love Manchester concert in the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground on Sunday night, but there was a stand out performance that particularly moved us. Ariana was serenaded by Coldplay’s Chris Martin as he sang Oasis hit ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, a fitting ode to letting go of hatred and pain.
Plagiarism is a bit of a taboo subject within the music industry. Some say it is unavoidable since there are only so many notes on a piano and chord shapes on a guitar. But others will swear blind that using a riff, melody, or tone of another artist’s song is stealing, ripping, robbing and thiefing and is unequivocally wrong.Either way, it can take years and even decades for a jury to decide who is right and so many warring musicians settle out of court.Take a look at these big name artists whose names of have been dragged through the dirt after they were accused of stealing music.The writing duo won a copyright infringement case for their 1999 hit, which features flute notes sampled from an Egyptian composer. It was their first major single, and the composer’s heir tried to pursue a claim for ownership of the track but US District Judge Christian Snyder dismissed his case. Baligh Hamdi’s 1957 song ‘Khosara Khosara’ is repeated throughout ‘Big Pimpin’ and the case took amost a decade to be settled. (Photo: BFA / Hagop Kalaidjian) The 35-year-old singer is currently facing legal action over her hit song ‘Formation’ from the family of the late YouTuber Messy Mya, who claim she used samples taken from videos made by the rising YouTube star who was shot dead in 2010. According to Forbes, the family are seeking $20million. (Photo: Getty Images)
<p>The 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards took place on Sunday night at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands, with Little Mix and Fifth Harmony amongst the winners scooping up prestigious prizes at the event. </p><p>Hosted by Bebe Rexha, the MTV EMA’s honoured the best music from around the globe, with regional categories and several international awards, including Best Male/Female Performers, Best Song and Best Video.</p><p>Take a look through our slideshow featuring all of the winners in major categories, who were awarded with trophies that had been turned purple in memory of late pop superstar Prince. </p>
Foxes recent visit to Gibraltar won’t be one that she forgets anytime soon, as she has revealed to Yahoo Celeb a monkey bit a chunk of her arm during a tour. Describing the incident as a ‘bad souvenir’, the 27-year-old singer, who was among the acts performing at the Gibraltar Music Festival, says it was a very ‘weird’ experience but she still loves monkeys. Hmmmmm we doubt she will be getting involved with any monkey business anytime soon!
Gwyneth Paltrow has said she hoped she could quieten the public’s reaction when she broke the news on her website Goop that she and Chris Martin were ‘conciously uncoupling’. Speaking in a video blog for LinkedIn, she said: “It was such a difficult time in my life and I was trying so hard to protect my children and my family, Chris included. “At that time, Goop wasn’t the size that it is now, there were a lot less people.
Adele, 28, is touring the US and revealed to her fans at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday that she rejected the chance to perform at Houston’s NRG Stadium in Texas on February 5, 2017 because the show is more about shaking your booty than it is about singing. Adele said: “First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl. If she had accepted the invitation, Adele would have followed Coldplay and their spectacular mash-up show during which they were joined by US stars Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.
The 55-year-old actor was enjoying the show like every other fan from the stands when out of the blue, Chris’ son Moses appeared on the big screen and asked the band to play Earth Angel by The Penguins - which Michael performed in his 1985 classic movie Back To The Future. Moses, 10, said in a video clip: “I was just wondering if you could play a song from both of ours favourite movie, Back To The Future. Michael loved every minute of it and rocked out just like his character Marty McFly pictured above did in the movie, when he steps in for the Starlighter’s guitarist who injures his hand at the 1955 school dance.
Mystery Jets stormed onto the indie scene in 2006 and even performed on Top Of The Pops before it was tragically taken from us. Kapil Trivedi, William Rees and Blaine Harrison - we’ll get to Jack Flannagan with the pink hair later - have reached 30 and as if on cue, moments of self reflection and self-doubt crept in, particularly after bassist Kai Fish announced his departure from the band in 2014.
Prince Harry temporarily exchanged his royal status for rockstar as he joined Coldplay on stage at Kensington Palace last night (June 28). Hot off their headline set at Glastonbury 2016, the band fronted a special charity concert, arranged by Prince Harry to raise awareness for Sentebale – an organisation that helps young people suffering with AIDS and HIV. “Sentebale, meaning forget me not in Sesotho, has helped tens of thousands of children in just over a decade,” he said while addressing the crowd at the start of the night.
Coldplay brought Glastonbury Festival 2016 to a close last night (June 26) with a predictably epic set, filled with their best hits, confetti, fireworks and some special surprise guests. The most touching and heartwarming moment, though, came when Chris Martin explained that, while they usually play a tribute to David Bowie during their set, they would instead use the Pyramid Stage to honour Viola Beach. The band - Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin - and their manager, Craig Tarry, tragically died in February when their car plunged more than 80ft into a canal in Sweden.
Okay so I want to begin this article with the prerequisite that, yes, I am jealous of all the people actually at Glastonbury, in my 25 years of life I haven’t even gotten close to legitimately getting tickets despite being up at the crack of dawn, using multiple phones and around a thousand constantly refreshing internet tabs, those elusive tickets have been slightly beyond my grasp. I have luckily managed to secure myself one visit to Glastonbury thanks to Oxfam and their need for volunteering and I had a bonafide magical time watching Elbow, Coldplay, Beyonce and others. I’ve seen locals complaining that yet again Glastonbury has made life almost unbearable. I’m watching Adele now after catching sets from Lapsley, Tame Impala, Chvrches, Stormzy, Ady Suileman (a new discovery) and that was in the space of an hour and a half whilst cooking dinner and playing with my dog, which I’ll admit is a different kind of leisure/enjoyment to actually being at the festival and enjoying it live, but it’s equally as valid! Yesterday I got home from work and caught Muse’s incredibly electrifying set and enjoyed it just as much as I loved their headline set at Reading a few years ago.
The Glastonbury Festival gets going this week and the first fans have arrived to find the whole site once again covered in mud. Sunshine is predicted for the weekend but festival goers will still have to navigate the thick mud that has already built up after days of torrential rain.
Glastonbury is now just days away, but rumours are still flying around about what extra special surprises could be in store for those making the pilgrimage to Worthy Farm. Earlier this week, it was announced that Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb would not be performing with Coldplay at the festival, as a family member has fallen ill and he has opted to stay close to them in Florida. Now though, it’s being rumoured that Rihanna, who appears on the band’s track ‘Princess Of China’, could make a special appearance during their headline set on Sunday night.
The Bee Gees’ star Barry Gibb has pulled the plug on a planned appearance with Coldplay at Glastonbury music festival. The 69 year old is the only surviving member of the hit 1970s band and was going to take to the Pyramid stage with Chris Martin and co. later this month, however, unfortunately a family member has fallen ill and he has opted to stay close to them in Florida. A source close to the star explained: “Barry has had to stay put in Florida as a close family member is unwell and he needs to be with them.
Coldplay will reportedly pay tribute to Viola Beach when they headline Glastonbury at the end of June. The band Viola Beach - comprised of members Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin - and their manager, Craig Tarry, tragically died in February in Sweden after their car plunged off a bridge. It’s now thought that Coldplay will play a cover of one of the Manchester band’s songs when they close Glastonbury on the Sunday night, while photos of Viola Beach are projected on big screens.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have reportedly reached a divorce settlement after announcing their “conscious uncoupling” more than two years ago. The Oscar winner, 43, and the Coldplay frontman, 39, who wed in 2003 and filed for divorce in April 2015, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the split, have now figured out the logistics of their breakup.