New manager gets off to a winning start after midweek speech worked wonders
The diary of a cricket obsessive
Australians 354-5 (SPD Smith 98 not out)
Cardiff 1 Crystal Palace 0
After extra time; Score 1-1 on aggregate
Cardiff win 3-1 on penalties
Coldplay singer Chris Martin helped convince Beyonce Knowles to appear at Glastonbury.
Coldplay's new record features a track inspired by Ash's 'Dare To Dream'.
Coldplay have been approaching new songs "as though they are a metal band".
Chris Martin is devastated over his parents' divorce.
British band defend accusation of copying Grammy-nominated song from veteran guitarist Joe Satriani
Comprising three new mixes of tracks from Viva La Vida, and six further tracks not completed in time to be considered for inclusion on the album, Prospekt's March is being made available as an EP in its own right and as a bonus addition to the Special Edition of Viva La Vida.
It was all going so predictably well. Coldplay's new album went straight to No 1 on Sunday, selling 300,000 copies in three days; concerts sold out; that iTunes ad was everywhere. Even their notoriously sniffy critics in the music press seemed, with the odd exception, unusually muted.
Pompous, mawkish, and unbearably smug, Coldplay have conquered the charts with the sonic equivalent of wilted spinach, argues Andy Gill. And in the process, they've poisoned an entire generation of British rock music