It’s very rare in the ego fest that is rock and roll to hear any artist talk to the detriment of their own music.
In an interview with the NME,
however, Coldplay’s Chris
Martinhas admitted that he is not up there with the
likes of Bob Dylan orBruce
Springsteen when it comes to writing lyrics: "I
know our lyrics are a bit sh-t, but (the ones for new track
Charlie Brown) I like them a lot."
It is perhaps unsurprising that the lyrics to Charlie Brown have led the singer to question his band’s prowess as wordsmiths. One particularly bizarre verse from the track reads as follows.
"My scarecrow dreams
When they smashed my heart into smithereens
I be a bright red rose come bursting the concrete
Be the cartoon heart"
As Gigwise reports, the Coldplay front man has also asserted in the interview that his duet with pop star Rhianna on new albumMylo Xyloto is the highlight of the disc:
"Because we put the whole thing through as a story and there's a boy and a girl part, we thought 'who would we like to play the part of the girl?' Princess Of China was very much a back and forth, a duet.
"Top of our list was Rihanna. Bottom of our list was nobody else. We waited about a year and a half to pluck up the courage to ask her. That's my favourite bit of the album. It's the only bit I can bear to listen to because I'm not on it.""Mylo Xyloto" is released today. Whether you think that Chris Martin is being modest about his lyrical prowess or agree with him that Coldplay’s lyrics are far from great, let us know in the comments section.
The 16-year-old teen heartthrob went four-for-four on Sunday night, capturing every award he was nominated for, including the top award of the night, favorite artist. He beat a list that featured veterans Eminem and Usher as well as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.
Bieber became the youngest person to ever win the trophy. Bieber also won favorite pop/rock album, favorite pop/rock male, and the show's breakthrough artist award.
"I can't stop smiling; this is amazing," Bieber said after he also beat Eminem and Usher for favorite pop/rock male. "Truly I don't know how this is possible because I've been singing Eminem since I was three and Usher is my mentor. So this is big."
Eminem, along with Lady Antebellum, had been the leading nominee with five awards. He didn't come up empty handed though, winning two, along with Usher, who also nabbed a pair. Lady Antebellum took home one.
Other winners included Black Eyed Peas and Taylor Swift, but Sunday's ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles was as much a showcase for acts with new albums as it was a celebration of the biggest achievers of 2010.
Rihanna, with her hair dyed a ruby red, gave the show a colorful and sexy start, performing a medley of songs from her just released album "Loud," including the No. 1 hit "What's My Name," wearing a bustier and what seemed like a scarf wrapped around her backside.
"This is amazing!" said an exuberant Rihanna, who danced onstage later to receive her award -- favorite soul/R&B female. She ended her speech by yelling, "Wassup! Thank you!"
The Black Eyed Peas, winners for favorite pop/rock band, gave a levitating performance, singing from boxes atop the stage during part of their performance of their new single, "The Time."
But some of the prime-time performances were given to acts who weren't nominated, but had albums to promote. Diddy's latest incarnation with the group Diddy-Dirty Money sang material from their upcoming album, while Kid Rock gave a stirring, acoustic performance of "Times Like These," his song lifting up his hometown of Detroit during its recent economic struggles, from his new CD, "Born Free."
A pregnant Pink was among the evening's performance highlights. Unlike recent performances marked by a high-wire act, she stayed close to the ground to perform her latest song, "Raise Your Glass," but thrilled nonetheless with a tightly choreographed, high-energy dance number.
Katy Perry had the evening's most explosive performance as pyrotechnics accentuated her performance of her latest song, "Firework."
Swift, last year's artist of the year, took home favorite country female. Sporting sleek blonde hair instead of her usual cascading curls, Swift said simply: "I just want to thank the fans."
Swift later performed her new single "Back to December," a song she also performed on the CMA Awards earlier in the month, but mixed things up by incorporating some of OneRepublic's "Too Late To Apologize."
Ke$ha, perhaps trying to make up for the absent Lady Gaga, had the night's most bizarre performance: She performed her heavily Auto-Tuned hit "Take It Off" looking like something out of space, with beams of light for eyes and sporting a motorcycle helmet. She then stripped down to a mirrored outfit, segueing into the next song with a pack of male dancersdressed like her, complete with blond wigs and fishnet stockings.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/11/21/usher-black-eyed-peas-capture-amas-night/#ixzz164CTTOaZ
(week starting 8th Nov)
Rock & Pop
- Black Dub - Black Dub
- Elvis Presley - Viva Elvis
- James Blunt - Some Kind of Trouble
- Eric Clapton - Crossroads Guitar Festival
Classical & Jazz
- Susan Boyle - The Gift
- Benedictine Nuns of Notre Dame – Voices: Chant From Avignon
Dance & Soul
- Ne-Yo - Libra Scale
- Jay Z - Hits Collection
- Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon 2:Legend of Mr Rager
- Rihanna - Loud
- Lollipop F - <四度空間>
- Gary Chaw 曹格 - Back in Control <曹之在我>
- Elva Hsiao 蕭亞軒 - Miss Elva <蕭灑小姐> Repack (+DVD)
Check out the brand new album cover for Rihanna’s fifth studio album, Loud, out November 16!
The lead single is “Only Girl (In the World)” and its second single is “What’s My Name?”
Earlier this afternoon, Rihanna was spotted leaving the Trump Soho Hotel and lunching that Da Silvano for a business meeting.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of Rihanna’s new album
artwork — HOT or NOT?
Rock & Pop
- Various Artists - Power Hits 2010
- Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots
- OST - Sex And The City 2
Dance & Soul
- David Guetta - One Love
- Pendulum - Immersion
- Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
- Rihanna - Rated R: Remix
- Leela James - My Soul
- Lcd Soundsystem - This is Happening
- Wonder Girls - 2 Different Tears
- Anzenchitai - Vol 11
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Sun, 24 Jan, 9pm (WIB), 10pm (SG/HK), 11pm (MY)