"Coldplay" are a post-Britpop/alternative rock band from London, England known for their rock melodies and introspective lyrics.
The band currently consists of:
*"Chris Martin": lead vocals, piano/keyboard, guitar
*"Jon Buckland": guitar, harmonica, backing vocals
*"Will Champion": drums/percussion, piano, backing vocals, guitar.
*"Guy Berryman": bass guitar, synthesizer, harmonica, backing vocals
Coldplay's early material was influenced by the likes of Jeff Buckley and Radiohead
Despite Coldplay's surge in popularity, the band has remained very protective of how their music is used in the media. The band allows their music to be used in film, television, and promotional spots such as the movie trailer for ''Peter Pan'', a PBS self-promotional spot, and a Cancer Research UK charity campaign.. However, Coldplay have been adamantly against the use of their music in actual product endorsement. The band turned down multi-million dollar contracts from Gatorade, Diet Coke, and The Gap, who wanted to use the songs "Yellow", "Trouble", and "Don't Panic" respectively. According to Martin, "We wouldn't be able to live with ourselves if we sold the songs' meanings like...
|music genre||Alternative rock, Britpop#.282000s.29 Legacy|
|current members|| Chris Martin|