Quote From Vocalist Chris Martin:
“We’re trying to get to the very highest level. We want to be better than Mozart. That doesn’t mean we are, but that’s what we’re trying for. To me, there’s no point in trying for anything less.”
Chris Martin appears as a zombie in the 2004 horror comedy film Shaun Of the Dead.
The four future members of Coldplay met as college students in London and became almost instant friends; the band grew out of their friendship. An early EP of only 500 copies got them a performance slot in the Manchester In the City music festival in 1998.
Success with “Yellow”:
Following the Manchester performance, connections with one talent scout led to another and ultimately a recording contract with Parlophone Records. A 1999 limited edition release titled The Blue Room received Continue reading
Coldplay may have decided on ‘Viva la Vida’ for the name for the fourth album as far back as March 2007.
‘Viva La Vida’ can have different meanings, and is translated into various phrases, depending on the language and culture. The first meaning that comes to mind of any Spanish speaker when hearing “Viva la Vida” is ‘Live Life’ or ‘Live The Life’. A reverse translation of ‘Long Live Life’ would be ‘La Vida Vive’, or ‘the life lives on’.
But for those born and raised in Mexico (which is where the phrase eminates from) ‘Long Live Life’ translates correctly into ‘Viva la Vida’, and is used to celebrate life. The local Mexican meaning of ‘Viva…’ is to exclaim and celebrate.
The picture right was taken outside Frida Kahlo’s house (which nowadays is a museum) last year during the Latin American tour 2007. Chris Martin bought three books about her paintings and her life.