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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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  • Hitlers_Cum

    i can feel my dick being sucked just from looking at that top pic. fuck gayy so gayyyyy

    1 hour ago Reply
  • nabil777

    grt song.wowwwwwwwwwwwwww

    2 hours ago Reply
  • TylerSymes

    How is coldplay underrated guys? I know they got a semi bad rep to some but it's not Nickelback tier.

    28 Oct 10:56pm Reply
  • Jule4kin

    Trouble...is absolutely amazing...touching

    28 Oct 9:19pm Reply
  • prsblm

    "Band just finished beautiful new song Miracles for the epic #Unbrokenmovie, directed by Angelina Jolie. PH" cant wait

    28 Oct 5:21pm Reply
  • LinVia9

    The Scientist ,Fix you & yellow <3

    28 Oct 4:34pm Reply
  • ferreiradiogo

    I could listen to their songs forever. :) [3]

    27 Oct 11:55pm Reply
  • prsblm

    I could listen to their songs forever. :) [2]

    27 Oct 11:39pm Reply
  • Neonpipe

    pineapple fanta with a splash of actavis

    27 Oct 6:42pm Reply
  • JoeyGeek

    Check out ColdPlay's music videos at -- mixley

    27 Oct 6:20pm Reply
  • JoeyGeek

    Cold play is one of my favorite bands

    27 Oct 6:20pm Reply
  • Mikhail152

    Замечательная песня )

    27 Oct 4:38pm Reply
  • zduytungzzz

    very good

    27 Oct 2:53pm Reply
  • gdvedove

    Magic <3

    26 Oct 8:58pm Reply
  • Lai_lao

    I could listen to their songs forever. :)

    26 Oct 4:23pm Reply
  • queenintears

    the best

    26 Oct 3:16pm Reply
  • S4EEDR3ZA

    I think it's time they leave "high-school-girl-unrequited-love-oh-im-so-sad-but-hey-world-is-beautiful-i-still-love-you-one-day-we-can-be-together" subject and take a more mature direction with their sound without losing their sense of fun. maybe Guy, Jonny and especially Will should step forward and involve themselves more in songwriting process...

    25 Oct 10:51am Reply
  • Sweetboy_88

    A Sky Full of Stars ♥

    25 Oct 7:55am Reply
  • guivandrade

    reis do last.fm

    25 Oct 3:14am Reply
  • rmlpa

    Eu amo!

    25 Oct 1:45am Reply
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