Kavanagh: ‘Chris Martin kicks like a donkey’
Staying on in Dublin after Coldplay’s sold out Croke Park gig on Saturday night, Martin visits Straight Blast Gym on the Naas Road for a private training session with Kavanagh, before downing a pint at McDowell’s pub in Inchicore. Kavanagh Instagrams himself posing with Martin:
Good training today with my boy Chris Martin @coldplay kicks like a donkey but needs bit of work on his uppercuts.
He also shares a Facebook post with many Coldplay-related puns.
Adventure of a Lifetime audio release
Coldplay release the audio for Adventure of a Lifetime, from their album, A Head Full of Dreams. The band says they have collaborated with Tove Lo, Noel Gallagher and Beyonce on the album, which will contain 12 songs, including a hidden track, X Marks The Spot. Parlophone:
Revitalized, they’ve made an album that’s bursting with energy, colour and big, life-affirming moments such as the deliciously ebullient first single Adventure of a Lifetime and the rocket-powered Hymn for the Weekend. Coldplay has never enjoyed making a record more than this one. Nor have they been happier with the results.
Talks about divorce difficulties
Paltrow talks about her divorce in an interview at the BlogHer15 conference in New York:
We’ve gone through really difficult times with it, but we’ve always said these children are our priority, so what that means is, even though today you hate me and never wanna see me again, we’re going to brunch because it’s Sunday and that’s what we do…Unfortunately, even though we couldn’t stay in a romantic relationship, our values are very much around the importance of family and those relationships.
Plays at funeral
Martin plays the group’s 2005 song Til Kingdom Come at Biden’s funeral. Martin volunteered to perform at the service after hearing that Biden was a fan.
For you, I’d wait ’til kingdom come. Until my days, my days are done.
Martin and Paltrow finalize their divorce. They have been using their business managers to reach a settlement agreement involving both property and custody. It is expected they will cite “irreconcilable differences” and will file for joint custody of their children.
Jay-Z launches his streaming music service TIDAL at an industry event, #TIDALforall at Skylight in Moynihan Station in New York City. He announces his partnership with 16 other artists, including Beyonce, Madonna, Usher, Rihanna, Butler and Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Jack Wright, Chris Martin, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Nikki Minaj, Coldplay and Calvin Harris, who formally sign a declaration of partnership. Tidal is the first service to offer ad-free music, video and editorial content owned by the stars who actually create it. The high quality sound service is available across iOS and Android devices, as well as in Web browsers and desktop players, in the U.S. and 30 other countries. Tidal Premium is $9.99, and Tidal Hifi is $19.99. Alicia Keys:
We come to you with one voice in unity. The first ever artist owned global music and entertainment platform!
Lawrence, Martin split
Lawrence and Martin split after four months of dating. Lawrence is said to have ended the relationship. Source:
They really like each other. But it’s just so complicated with so much going on.
Throws birthday party for Paltrow
Martin throws estranged wife Paltrow’s 42nd birthday party at his new home which is located across the street from Paltrow’s house in Brentwood. The guest list includes Blythe Danner, Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie, Tobey Maguire and Gavin Rossdale.
Everyone was seated facing each other so they could talk and tell stories. They were all laughing together… Gwyneth was surrounded by girlfriends and couldn’t stop giggling.
Martin, Lawrence dating
Lawrence andMartin are seeing each other according to multiple sources. The pair are spending time together since late June after the Oscar winner split with her X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult. Source:
Jen has made a few visits to his Malibu house. Chris seems very respectful of Gwyneth and feels more comfortable spending time with Jen away from his family.
Ice Bucket Challenge: Chris Martin and Stella McCartney
Martin and McCartney both challenged by Gwyneth Paltrow accept the ALS challenge Bono, Sir Paul McCartney and Angelina Jolie.
Chris Martin interview
Seacrest interviews Martin during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about how he stays friends with pending divorce with Gwyneth Paltrow.
I’m not the best interviewee on this kind of thing, but we’re friends and proud parents. There’s lots of love, and that’s it.
Chris Martin interview
Seacrest interviews Martin during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about Coldplay’s collaboration with Avicii on their single A Sky Full of Stars.
I had that song and it had just come out of the sky about 2 o’clock in the morning about five months ago. The rest of the band were in London because we had just finished a session together, but Tim was here, so I asked him, ‘Is there any way you can come in a do this demo?’ And in about 20 minutes, he turned it into this full-on thing and it was just wonderful to do that he was there from the beginning.
Paltrow and her husband Martin appears on the cover of People to discuss their plans to divorce after ten years of marriage. Source:
They have been on and off for many years. The marriage was falling apart. It caused both of them tremendous pain, and they tried to fix it day after day. The writing was all over the walls. I’m surprised it took this long.
Berryman, Buckland, Champion, and Chris Martin are Grammy nominee for Best Song Written For Visual Media for Atlas.
Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland interview
Seacrest interviews Martin during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about their love and hate for Adele’s music. Martin:
I had that double feeling that I get which is ‘Wow that’s amazing,’ and then ‘It makes me so angry because I didn’t think of it.’ But its so good that your really enjoying it at the same time.
We probably recorded about 200, or at least started. We have to have alot of ideas to get some that we all like.
Chris Martin interview
Seacrest interviews Martin during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about the late release of Coldplay’s next album.
The only thing I can tell you is that it is difficult. It’s hard to finish, it’s like trying to get to the final of and you know how hard that is. In all honesty I think it will be finished in about two weeks time. I really hope so, we’ve worked a long time. All I know is that we have tried as hard as we can on this one.
The band releases Lost+, featuring Jay-Z, from their album, Viva La Vida. Martin:
The line in this song ‘Just because I’m losing, doesn’t mean I’m lost‘ is what the whole record came out of, because we were feeling down at the end of the last tour. That line arrived and it was, ‘OK, that’s how we kinda feel. We know we can improve’.
Lovers In Japan
The band releases Lovers In Japan, from Viva La Vida. Martin:
No one associates romance with Japan. Everyone thinks Japan is just about Hitachi and neon signs, but every time we’re there, we see these amazing sunrises. It’s very sexy.
The band releases Talk, from X & Y. Martin:
What happened with Talk is that it was all going great, and then someone said ‘That should be the first single,’ and we all just freaked out and scrapped it all. I hate choosing singles, it’s so hard. (But) when we heard it mixed properly, it sounded mega.
The band releases Fix You, from their album, X & Y. Martin:
Because it’s so unlikely that that song would have come out of that period. The rest of that album (X&Y) I like, but I don’t think it’s great. Whereas that song… it’s the best one because it almost single-handedly got us through a really difficult two years. You could say it’s too soft or whatever, but… it does exactly what it says on the tin. Even when I’m singing it, by the time I get to the end, I’m thinking, ‘I like this’.