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Coldplay banned children’s choirs from their Christmas record.

Coldplay banned children's choirs from their Christmas record.

Coldplay banned children's choirs from their Christmas record.

Coldplay banned children’s choirs from their Christmas record. The band have just released single ‘Christmas Lights’ and made a list of the predictable festive pop sounds they didn’t want on the track. In an interview with British station BBC Radio 1, guitarist Johnny Buckland said: ‘Funnily enough when we were writing this song we thought about all the things that take a song from being a great Christmas song to being a huge Christmas song, and we had a long list of things that we would absolutely not put in our Christmas track.’ Singer Chris Martin interjected to add: ‘You threw all my lyrics out didn’t you?’ Johnny continued, saying: ‘About the reindeer and stuff? It’s been done before. A children’s choir, that’s a no-go, and sleigh bells. There is a fine line between good and cheese.’ Although Chris is pleased with the group’s foray into festive music, the singer insists he isn’t going to worry about what the reaction is to ‘Christmas Lights’ ‘ which has already charted in over 10 countries. He said: ”m not going to get all paranoid about it. It’s Christmas! Start worrying in January.’

Coldplay take break for boredom

coldplayColdplay have decided to take a break because they fear people are getting bored of them.  The group have postponed plans to begin work on the follow-up to ‘Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends’ to figure out which direction to take their music in next.  Guitarist Johnny Buckland revealed: “We ended up doing much more touring than we originally planned so there’s no time to do proper justice to a new project. And anyway people may need a bit of a break from us.  “We’re taking a little break and let’s see where we get after that. We’ve got a lot of ideas but we want to find a new way to go and that may take some time.”  Johnny also spoke out about the military-style uniforms the group have donned to promote the album and accompanying tour, and claims the band – singer Chris Martin, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion – hand-stitched each one.  He added to Time Out Dubai magazine: “Guy came up with the direction. Then we all got together in our studio to work on the outfits. We had someone who helped us make the jackets and trousers. We made them ourselves. We really wanted this whole album to be homemade again, we wanted to take it back and have it all come from us.”

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