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[Contest] Win a Coldplay 'Live 2012' Prize Pack [US + Canada ONLY]

Coldplay are set to release a new tour film entitled Live 2012 later this month and it's been a whirlwind 12 months for the following the release of their album Mylo Xyloto. Their live shows also took on a whole other dimension with the addition of wrist bands that flashed along to the music for everybody in the audience. Seriously, it looks awesome in an arena setting. So, to celebrate the release we are giving away a prize pack consisting of: the Live 2012 DVD, the Mylo Xyloto album, a t-shirt, and a Live 2012 poster.

To be in with a chance of winning just comment on this post* with your favourite Coldplay track and a winner will be picked at random this Saturday to coincide with the film premiere. To get a taste of what's to come when it's released, check out the performance of "Paradise" from the film above. *Competition is open to US/Canada only and closes at 5pm EDT Nov. 17th. 

Live 2012 is set to premiere November 17th via TV network EPIX before being officially released on the 19th of November on CD/DVD, Blu-ray/CD, and digitally of course. Good luck.

[Watch] Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Pay Tribute to MCA, Coldplay Covers "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)"

Following the devastating passing of Beastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch last Friday, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots paid tribute on Friday's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. After giving a brief statement, Fallon delivered a video montage honoring MCA, which gave footage from the Beastie Boys 2009 appearance on the show. Afterwards, The Roots performed covers of "Sure Shot," "Remote Control," and "Sabotage" throughout the show. After the jump, you can stream the entirety of Friday's episode (Fallon’s montage is at the 11:40, and The Roots’ cover of “Sure Shot” can be seen at the 4:15. The other covers performed by The Roots can be seen before and after each break) as well as the 2009 appearance of the Beastie Boys on the show.

Another tribute paid to the passing of MCA comes from Coldplay, who performed a cover of "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)" during their Friday night performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Watch the acoustic, piano-led cover after the jump.




The Beastie Boys' 2009 Appearance on Fallon:



Coldplay's Cover of "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)":

[Watch] Coldplay Performs on American Idol

As much as American Idol sucks (if you're reading this and saying, "No! You suck," who are you kidding? Honestly?), it does have good moments here and there. Last night, during the results show was one of those good moments, as Coldplay got on stage to perform both "Paradise" and "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall." The former saw Chris Martin going solo on the piano, while the latter saw the frontman joined on stage by the rest of the band, although Chris really needs to work on his dance moves. You can watch their performance of "Paradise" above, and "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" after the jump.


[News] The Flaming Lips Detail Record Store Day 2012 Compilation

The Flaming Lips have had an incredible time this past year, collaborating with tons of musicians from various genres and talents, including Bon Iver, Yoko Ono and Neon Indian. The band have previously announced that they will be releasing their multitude of collaborations as a Record Store Day compilation, and today they've detailed the compilation in full.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends will be released on April 21st and will be pressed on two multi-color 12" vinyl discs that will come packaged in two custom art jackets and bagged together. The limited-edition release sees The Flaming Lips collaborating with 13 different artists, including previously heard collaborations with Neon Indian, Prefuse 73 and Lightning Bolt. Unreleased collaborations include Bon Iver, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Tame Impala, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Yoko Ono, Erykah Badu, New Fumes, Ke$ha and Biz Markie.

This isn't the only Record Store Day release The Flaming Lips will be releasing, as they've teamed up with Mastadon for a split 7" single. The single will be available exclusively for Record Store Day as part of the Side by Side 2012 Series. On one side will be The Flaming Lips' "Spoonful Weighs a Ton," while the opposite side will be Mastadon's cover of the same song.

Take a look at the full tracklisting for The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends after the jump.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends Tracklist:
Side 1:
01. 2012 (feat. Ke$ha and Biz Markie)
02. Ashes In The Air (feat. Bon Iver)
03. Helping The Retarded To Know God (feat. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Side 2:
04. Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (feat. Prefuse 73)
05. Children Of The Moon (feat. Tame Impala)
06. That Ain’t My Trip (feat. Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
07. You, Man? Human? (feat. Nick Cave)

Side 3:
08. I’m Working At NASA On Acid (feat. Lightning Bolt)
09. Do It! (feat. Yoko Ono)
10. Is David Bowie Dying? (feat. Neon Indian)

Side 4:
11. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (feat. Erykah Badu)
12. Thunder Drops (feat. New Fumes)
13. I Don’t Want You To Die (feat. Chris Martin of Coldplay)

[News] Frank Ocean to Open for Coldplay in Europe

In a surprising turn of events, Frank Ocean is going to make the leap from intimate solo performances to opening for Coldplay during their European stadium tour. This marks a major turning point for the Odd Future crooner, whose live appearances have been small and sparce. Ocean and Rita Ora will serve as opening acts for Coldplay during eight of their European tour dates, starting on August 30th in Stockholm.

Metronomy, Robyn, Marina and the Diamonds, The Pieces, Wolf Gang, Emile Sande and Ash will also serve as opening acts throughout the rest of Coldplay's tour. After the jump, you can take a look at Coldplay's full tour itinerary.

Coldplay 2011-2012 Tour Dates:
04/17 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place *$
04/18 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome *$
04/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena *$
04/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena $
04/24 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arenaa *$
04/25 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena *$
04/27 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion *$
05/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *$
05/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *$
05/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *$
05/18 – Porto, PT @ Drago Stadium %?
05/20 – Madrid, ES @ Vicente Calderion %?
05/22 – Nice, FR @ Stade Charles Herman %?
05/24 – Turin, IT @ Olympic Stadium %?
05/26 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund %?
05/29 – Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Arena %?
06/01 – London, UK @ Emirates Stadium %@
06/02 – London, UK @ Emirates Stadium  ^?
06/04 – London, UK @ Emirates Stadium ^?
06/07 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light ^?
06/09 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium ^?
06/10 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium ^?
06/22 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center ^#
06/23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center ^#
06/25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center ^#
06/26 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center ^#
06/28 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum ^#
06/29 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena ^#
07/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena ^#
07/03 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena  ^#
07/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center  ^#
07/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center  ^#
07/08 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center ^#
07/09 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center ^#
07/23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre %+
07/24 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre %+
07/26 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre %+
07/27 – Montreal QC @ Bell Centre %+
07/29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden %+
07/30 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden %+
08/01 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills %+
08/03 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center %+
08/04 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center %+
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ United Center %+
08/08 – Chicago, IL @ United Center %+
08/10 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center %+
08/11 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center %+
08/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken Stadium !%
08/30 – Stockholm, SE @ Olympic Stadium !%
09/02 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France !%
09/04 – Cologne, DE @ Rheinenergie Stadium !%
09/06 – The Hague, NL @ Malieveld !%
09/12 – Munich, DE @ Red Bull Stadium !%
09/16 – Prage, CZ @ Slavia Eden Stadium !%
09/19 – Warsaw, PL @ National Stadium !%
09/22 – Hannover, DE @ AWD Arena !%

* = w/ Metronomy
$ = w/ The Pierces
% = w/ Marina and the Diamonds
? = w/ Rita Ora
@ = w/ Ash
^ = w/ Robyn
# = w/ Wolf Gang
+ = w/ Emile Sande
! = w/ Frank Ocean

[Watch] Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - "AKA... What A Life" Feat. Chris Martin Live at The Brits 2012

Another note worthy performance from last night at The Brits came from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds who put in a performance of their single "AKA... What A Life" and Chris Martin of Coldplay took to piano duties making for an interesting watch and a pretty solid performance. No vocal help from Chris even though it appears like he was singing along in places. Must be a fan. Enjoy it at the top. 

[Watch] Coldplay - "Charlie Brown" (Official Video)

Coldplay have snuck their new video for "Charlie Brown" up online in the wee hours and it features a lot of neon. It also features Antonia-Rose Laura Thomas who you may recognise from the E4 Series Misfits. The rest of the video takes place in what looks like a club with Chris Martin and co all covered in neon lights and flashing gadgets much like you might have seen if you've watched Coldplay on their recent tours.

Mylo Xyloto is out now.

[Watch] Coldplay - "Charlie Brown/Paradise" Live on X Factor UK Finale

If you live in the UK, you're more than aware that it's extremely hard to escape the X Factor at this time of year. Multiple TV shows, adverts, radio,  The best thing to come out of the X Factor was Rage Against The Machine getting to number One on Christmas day last year thanks to a campaign against the whole reality TV show. But that's a whole other essay we could write. This weekend Simon Cowell's money making machine came to a close and on the finale they roped in a performance from Coldplay. They rolled up to lay down a a two track set featuring Mylo Xyloto cut "Charlie Brown" before running straight into their single "Paradise". Peep the footage at the top and I'll say this: Got to give it to them for the spectacle they put on. I really like the wristband idea they've employed on their recent UK arena tour, it's beautiful to watch on this scale.