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Coldplay have sets enigmatic details to a new project called "Alien Radio" with its own website. © Provided by www.rollingstone.de Chris Martin von ColdPlay Coldplay have sets enigmatic details on a new project called "Alien Radio" with its own website. in a short clip, the Coldplay shared on Tuesday (April 27) in the social media, the band shows a series of strange purple symbols over a static radio signal, to visit the friendly call, Alien Radio.fm .
Coldplay are back with new single ‘Higher Power’, which will be released on May 7. © Bang Showbiz Coldplay
The rockers – comprised of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion – have teamed up with producer Max Martin for the upcoming track, which will be available from next week.
Confirming the news in a tweet, Coldplay said: “Higher Power is a song that arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink at the start of 2020. It was produced by Max Martin who is a true wonder of the universe. It’s out on Friday 7 May.
“Love c, g, w & j
Gallery: 10 bands that continued after the departure of their lead singer (BANG Showbiz)
EXCLUSIVE: Coldplay to open The BRIT Awards 2021
The band, fronted by lead singer Chris Martin, 44, secretly recorded the show opener in front of the O2 from a barge on Thursday night, ahead of the live event, presented by Jack Whitehall, 32, on May 11. Chris, alongside band mates Jon Buckland, 43, Guy Berryman, 43, and Will Champion, 42, performed their new single Higher Power, and had a colourful explosion of pyrotechnics over the water.A source told MailOnline: 'Coldplay have been planning this performance for months.
I'm still standing!
When a lead singer leaves a band, either by death or inter-band conflict, the group has a big choice to make. Should they continue or call it quits? While some of the most famous bands in the world fell flat on their feet after continuing with a new lead singer, a fair few found further success. Here's a look at 10 groups that bravely soldiered on without their frontman...
Lead singer, Jim Morrison, died of a heroin overdose in 1971, leaving the rock band devastated. They had released six albums in five years with Morrison, which had been considered among the greatest of all time. The Doors attempted to continue with members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger taking over lead vocals but they ultimately called it quits two years later.
Fleetwood Mac was founded by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood, and guitarist Jeremy Spencer before bassist John McVie Danny Kirwan joined the group. By 1974, all three guitarists had either departed or been dismissed, leaving the band without a male lead vocalist or guitarist. The founding members scouted studios in Los Angeles for replacements and were introduced to American folk-rock duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. It worked out for the better as their 1975 self-titled album reached number one in the US and their second album ‘Rumours’ won a Grammy Award.
From 1968, Ozzy Osbourne led the rock band as lead vocalist and helped them become pioneers of heavy metal music. In 1979, Ozzy was kicked out of the band because of his drinking and was replaced by Ronnie James Dio, a heavy metal legend in his own right. The band went on to make albums ‘Heaven and Hell’ and ‘Mob Rule,’ which went platinum and gold in the US.
Van Halen has had two lead vocalists and is said there are two types of Van Halen fans, those who prefer original vocalist David Lee Roth, and those favoring Sammy Hagar. The band released five albums with Roth on vocals, all of which have since been certified multi-platinum. In 1985, Roth left the band to embark on a solo career and was replaced by Hagar with whom the group released four US number-one, multi-platinum albums over the course of 11 years.
The Irish rock group was broken up but talking about reuniting when they lost their lead singer and bassist Phil Lynott to sepsis in 1986. The surviving members eventually went through with the plan, reuniting for the fifth anniversary of Lynott's death. In 2012, guitarist Scott Gorham and drummer Brian Downey decided against recording new material as Thin Lizzy so a new band, Black Star Riders, was formed to tour and produce new releases.
Freddie Mercury was the lead singer, songwriter, and the heart of the rock band but he sadly died of AIDS in 1991. After Mercury’s death, the remaining members played with guest singers and then recruited Paul Rodgers in 2005 and went back on tour in 1986. Currently, ‘American Idol’ runner-up Adam Lambert is taking on the lead vocalist role for live shows but the band has never been the same.
The Smashing Pumpkins
The Smashing Pumpkins has undergone many line-up changes; however, they were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s. In 1996, Jonathan Melvoin - who played keyboards in the popular '90s rock group - died of a heroin overdose but the circumstances around his death were labeled mysterious casting a shadow over the band. The band was not invited to Melvoin's funeral but continued to play without him but internal fighting, drug use, and diminishing record sales led to a 2000 break-up. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and guitarist James Iha officially rejoined the band in February 2018 and released the album ‘Cyr’ in 2020.
Journey’s name and sound are so synonymous with singer Steve Perry, that his two predecessors, Gregg Rolie and Robert Fleischman, as well as his two successors, Steve Augeri and Jeff Scott, were mere footnotes in the band’s history. When the group’s sixth and current singer, Arnel Pineda, came around, Steve Perry finally got a run for his money. Arnel became not only Journey’s new, young, heartthrob frontman, he was the subject of the 2012 documentary ‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.’
The announcement confirms fan rumours that have circulated since last week, when cryptic billboards around the world pointed to a mysterious website called alienradio.fm.
Chris Martin to mentor American Idol contestants during Coldplay-themed episode
Chris Martin to mentor American Idol contestants during Coldplay-themed episodeThe show will feature two performances from the hopefuls - each will sing a tune as a Mother’s Day tribute to their mums before later delving into the Coldplay songbook.
Fans managed to decipher the letter-like symbols to uncover the song title and release date, which have now been confirmed by the band.
‘Higher Power’ is available to pre-order and pre-save on streaming platforms now.
Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Coldplay’s new album is imminent, after Chris Martin and co trademarked the phrase 'Music Of The Spheres' and officially applied to use the name on music, merchandise, and more in the US.
A source said: "Chris and Co have been dropping hints for a while but now it’s finally getting off the ground. They’ve been busy working on new music during lockdown and it’ll all culminate in the record, which has the working title 'Music Of The Spheres'. Chris and the group have now officially trademarked the name ready for an album. It also includes merchandise and everything they’d need for a tour. It’s a really exciting time for everyone. There’s no doubt this project will also go straight to the top spot."
'Music Of The Spheres' was also printed in a book accompanying the vinyl version of Coldplay's 2019 album 'Everyday Life', along with “Coldplay, coming soon” in small print.
Chris Martin films a new music video in Malibu .
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, 44, was spotted out in Malibu on Friday as he filmed a new music video, though it wasn't clear if it was part of his regular band or a solo project.But Chris Martin seemed to be engaged in a purely terrestrial affair on Friday when he was spotted filming a new music video in Malibu.