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London, United Kingdom (1997 – present)

Coldplay is a British band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. The band comprises vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland – who met each other in September 1996 at Ramsay Hall (halls of residence) at University College London - bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion.

With five successful albums releases (all of which debuted at #1 on the UK album chart) - and a scheduled sixth album release in May 2014 (Ghost Stories) - Coldplay have also achieved great success with their singles, such as Yellow, Speed of Sound, the Grammy-winning Clocks and the US and UK #1 single Viva la Vida.

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Coldplay’s early material was often compared to that of Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, while also drawing comparisons to U2 and Travis. Since the release of the band’s debut album, Parachutes (2000), Coldplay has also drawn influence from other sources, including Echo And The Bunnymen and George Harrison on A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) and Johnny Cash and Kraftwerk for X&Y (2005).

Frontman Chris Martin credits 1980s Norwegian pop band a-ha for inspiring him to form his own band.

Coldplay never intended to become England’s favorite rock & roll sons when their signature rock melodies ruled the charts throughout 2000. The quartet yearned to mess around a bit, plucking their own acoustics for fun while attending the University College of London. All had been playing instruments since their early teens and had been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses, Neil Young, and My Bloody Valentine.

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  • keloy

    TRUE LOVE <3

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  • Luchinni_

    INK ❤

    6 hours ago Reply
  • abcpet

    True Love video is brilliant

    8 hours ago Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    @Caliginous Then go listen to the bands you like and let others listen to what they like. Stop with that fucking superiority complex you have because you listen to "experimental" music. No matter how hard you try to discredit them as they are one of the most successful bands currently. FUCK OFF! [2]

    9 hours ago Reply
  • duard0

    radiohead is sooo good but coldplay have as much quality as the band of Tom Yorke. You must learn to overcome these comparisons and leaves them in 2000.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • Caliginous-

    lel, Plebs can't handle the truth.

    Yesterday 7:00pm Reply
  • Lilmedonster

    And yeah, X&Y is their best album.

    Yesterday 5:22pm Reply
  • Lilmedonster

    @Caliginous Then go listen to the bands you like and let others listen to what they like. Stop with that fucking superiority complex you have because you listen to "experimental" music. No matter how hard you try to discredit them as they are one of the most successful bands currently. FUCK OFF!

    Yesterday 5:20pm Reply
  • secretdoor95

    Coldplay murió en X&Y . Lo demás no sirve

    Yesterday 5:07am Reply
  • Caliginous-

    @S4EEDR3ZA I do since Radiohead did the whole "popular alternative rock" thing first (before going down more experimental routes with Kid A and Amnesiac, whilst Coldplay were just a band who were following a trend that they were trying to literally cash in on. Now at this point they're just a shitty pop band, go figure.

    Yesterday 3:38am Reply
  • SaraBeeJim

    you gotta give Parachutes alota love

    31 Aug 1:44pm Reply
  • LoveisInfinite

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu5vVwj9GA8 Latarnie Montpellier - "Najpiękniejsza kobieta na świecie"

    31 Aug 7:19am Reply
  • Lilmedonster

    @patisa Not when X&Y exists.

    31 Aug 5:21am Reply
  • channelLuiz

    True Love <3

    31 Aug 12:11am Reply
  • joshactive

    <3

    30 Aug 2:58pm Reply
  • patisawesome121

    How is Parachutes not rated as their best? Phenomenal release.

    30 Aug 12:02pm Reply
  • S4EEDR3ZA

    @Caliginous- Who give a rat ass which one is "Superior", You can't compare apples and oranges. They are both great bands in their own respect.

    30 Aug 7:18am Reply
  • duard0

    melhor banda do mundo <3

    30 Aug 2:42am Reply
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