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Rockers Coldplay Is #1

Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto (Capitol Records) enters The Billboard 200 at No. 1, becoming the band’s third consecutive studio album to debut atop both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart as No. 1 rankings continue to come in from around the globe.
Mylo Xyloto has also set the record for the highest first week album sales ever on the iTunes Store worldwide – a milestone Coldplay first achieved in 2008 with the release of Viva La VidaIn the U.S., sales across all formats totaled 447,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Chris Martin will guest on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday, November 9. His interview and performance will air live on Howard 100 on Sirius XM Radio and on Howard TV on “On Demand.”
Coldplay will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on November 12. Emma Stone will be the host. On Wednesday, December 7, the band will appear on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” You can check out Coldplay performing its new single, “Paradise,” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at:

Coldplay Pushed By "Brutal" Producer

Coldplay are working with a “brutal” producer on their new album.
The ‘Viva La Vida’ hitmakers started writing their forthcoming fifth album with Brian Eno, but he suggested they also draft in someone else to help them edit their work, which led to the group hiring Markus Dravs, on the recommendation of Arcade Fire singer Win Butler.
Frontman Chris Martin said: “We’d just met with Bran Eno and he said, ‘We also need another person, because I like to do the sort of sowing of the seeds, the more abstract stuff, but we also need a woodchopper guy who’s gonna organise everything.
“Win said ‘You should try this guy Markus. He’s wonderful and he’s extremely talented, but he’s brutal. ‘This is terrible’ or ‘this is great’. He’s extreme.”
Chris thinks this is a great thing for the group as it means they have no space to become complacent.
He added: “One of the dangers of getting a bit successful is that no-one pushes you quite so hard. But we don’t have that problem at the moment.”
Viva La Vida