Articles Tagged 'Coldplay'

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Coldplay to Headline Halftime at the Superbowl 2016

Despite the event not being widely understood in their native U.K., Coldplay are the latest in a long list of British musicians to headline the halftime segment at Superbowl 50, in February 2016. The event, which also has a long and colorful history of providing controversy, from Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s “wardrobe malfunction” to […]

Benedict Cumberbatch backstage at Red Nose Day (Pic: NBC)

British Stars Turn Out for First U.S. Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day arrived at NBC yesterday, and among the fun and hoopla, an avalanche of British stars turning out to perform skits and songs and generally lark about. They’re doing so in order to raise money for Comic Relief, a charity set up by Richard Curtis and British comedian Lenny Henry to tackle famine […]

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25 Great British Songs You Should Have Heard in 2014

Sam Smith replaced Adele as the face of British music this year, with the concurrent Billboard top 10s and multiple Grammy nominations to show for it. But there were many other U.K. musicians who deserved a bit of time in the spotlight, and that’s where this list comes in. Here are the tracks from a […]

Carol singers at Bath Christmas Market (Pic: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

10 British Holiday Songs Every American Should Know

We’ve already named the three key songs without which no British Christmas would be complete, and our sister site Mind The Gap has compiled a list of songs that will remind every British ex-pat of home, simply because they are currently blasting out of every shop doorway and will continue to do so until Boxing […]

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow

Transatlantic Marriage News: The Martins Have Parted

There’s been a lot of unnecessary snark on the internet today, as the news filters out that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow have announced their separation. It’s understandable, in a way, a couple who managed the rare trick of appearing both blissfully happy and slightly pious will get people’s backs up. Even the method by […]

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Brits with Birthdays: Prince Harry and Other Hottie Hunks Take the Cake

Some weeks, it just rains men in drenched ol’ England. This week is one, with an outstanding example of British beefcake celebrating his birthday almost every day of the week. Let’s begin with Prince Harry, who turns 29 this Sunday, Sept. 15. (Technically, his birthday is next week but we wanted to be sure to give […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five British Music Documentaries You Can View Online

Whether you’re a fan of One Direction or not, you’ve most likely seen clips of their new documentary This Is Us. It’s pretty bad-ass when bigger-than-life bands invite us backstage, giving us a glimpse of what goes on behind closed doors. Let’s just say they’re not all “happy days” stories like 1D’s. Here are five […]

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Barry Gibb: “I’ve Got To Make It On My Own”

Barry Gibb has delivered a particularly honest, but very, very sad interview to the Daily Mail, in which he discusses the death of his brother Robin last year, revealing a deep rift between the three Bee Gee brothers, and an overwhelming sense of guilt and regret. He’s been taking to the stage once more, prompted […]

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15 Great British Tribute Band Names, And One We Made Up

There’s a definite knack to naming a tribute band: Ideally you’d want a devilishly-clever pun on the band’s name (or at a push, their most famous song or album title), but it has to be one that also explains that you’re definitely a tribute band and not the real thing, so that anyone coming to […]

Watch: Coldplay with Rihanna, Closes the 2012 Paralymics

Sunday, September 9, was the last day of competition for the 2012 Paralympic Games with Coldplay closing the ceremony and extinguishing the flame. Ellie Simmons, Jonnie Peacock, Jay-Z and Rihanna rounded out the musical line-up, reports The Guardian. Prior to the performance the Festival of the Flame paid tribute to the 70,000 Games Makers and the […]

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