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Chris Martin Pays Tribute To George Michael At Brit Awards

  • 3:33 pm Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 by Kyle Taylor

The 2017 Brit Awards featured a teary eyed tribute to George Michael, with heartfelt speeches from his former Wham! bandmates and a moving performance by Coldplay’s Chris Martin of Michael’s 1986 song “A Different Corner”. The most powerful moment of the song took place when Martin began to duet with a archival video footage of Michael displayed on the big screens in the 02 Arena.

It was just after the footage depicted Michael saying, “I never really wanted to be anyone else” that Martin jumped back into a verse with Michael, and the two sang the rest of the song together. The makeshift duet couldn’t [More]

Chad Smith Unveils Super Group Band With Beck, Chris Martin!

  • 3:48 pm Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Kyle Taylor

Last week Chad Smith, the drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, posted a video on instagram showing him and a few buddies jamming in what appears to be a normal backyard. As it turns out, he was at a charity event in Malibu, and his buddies were Chris Martin (of Coldplay), Beck, and Jakob Dylan (of The Wallflowers). They played songs from Pink Floyd, Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Ariana Grande, Prince, and Beck himself.

Sure this is a joke, but is it really? I wouldn’t be surprised to see Chad Smith, who has been known as a jokester, throw together a few shows [More]