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Coronavirus: Chris Martin ‘doesn’t smell great’ in quarantine

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Chris doesn’t think he ‘smells great’ (Picture: Getty Images)

Chris Martin has revealed that he ‘doesn’t smell great’ as he spends his third month in coronavirus quarantine.

The Coldplay frontman disclosed in a chat with Greg James on his Radio 1 Breakfast Show that he’s been self-isolating with his producer at home, and he thinks the lockdown is ‘good’ for his friends, who do not have to put up with his stench.

When Greg quizzed Chris on whether or not he takes baths, he responded: ‘I’m not really a bather.

‘I don’t smell particularly great which is why isolation for a lot of my friends has been good, they haven’t had to physically smell me.’

Well that’s good to know then.

The 43-year-old also reminisced about Coldplay’s headline set at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2016, which will be replayed on BBC Sounds over the weekend.

‘That was one of the best days of my life,’ he told Greg. ‘I’m so happy that you are playing it.

Chris reminisced on his Radio 1 Big Weekend headlining set with his Coldplay bandmates (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I was born right next to where we played, I mean I wasn’t born but I was definitely conceived within distance of the stage.

‘That that was right back to where I came from, and it felt very special, and it was a beautiful day, and there was lots of other cool people playing.’

Chris also let loose some of the music he’s been listening to in quarantine, and he has quite a range in taste – from The 1975, to Stormzy, to Burna Boy.

In the meantime, the singer did not let the lockdown get in the way of celebrating his daughter Apple’s 16th birthday, alongside his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

The former couple treated the birthday girl to a drive-by party for her big day, with pictures showing her surrounded by some of her closest friends.

One group of pals were even inside a car covered in balloons and signs which read: ‘We [heart] you’ and ‘Happy birthday Apple’.

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Not a bad birthday huh?

Listen to Chris Martin on Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James from 8am on Thursday 21st May.

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Prince Salute’ Producer on Foo Fighters, Miguel, More – Variety

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With a re-broadcast of CBS’ hit Prince celebration rapidly scheduled for Saturday, Ken Ehrlich supplied behind-the-scenes colour commentary on performances by Sheila E., the Revolution, the Time, Susanna Hoffs, Misty Copeland, St. Vincent, Mavis Staples and extra.

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‘Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince’: TV Review – Variety

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“Let’s Go Loopy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” airs Tuesday evening, 4 years to the day after the nationwide shutdown started. Strike that… it solely feels that manner. Truly, because the CBS particular is fast to remind you, it arrives precisely 4 years for the reason that dying of Prince — a span of time that feels significantly shorter than that, perhaps due to our lingering collective denial over that tragedy, and since it’s inconceivable to really feel eulogistic and even notably retrospective when recurrent hits like “Kiss” nonetheless really feel just like the product of a new energy era, not a bygone one. (And so long as these thong pictures exist, Prince won’t ever, ever have been a boomer, it doesn’t matter what his start certificates stated.)

It is a fairly worthy tribute particular, so long as your expectations will not be that anybody on it’ll ever truly, like, go loopy. A few of the stars, like Miguel, Juanes and Usher, are content material to attempt on Prince’s pantsuits for measurement — figuratively talking — with recreations of his sheer intercourse attraction, and that’s an honest stunt in itself if in case you have the strikes to tug it off, as they almost do. Others, like H.E.R. and Gary Clark Jr., lay off the choreography and are completely happy to channel his musical chops, which is one other enjoyable sufficient spectacle so far as it goes. Morris Day and the Time, the Revolution and musical co-director Sheila E will not be appropriating something, in fact; they’re on board to offer that O.G. power. These are all fairly entertaining on their very own phrases, however the present actually takes off within the moments when there’s one thing  a bit extra transformative occurring.

One among these is when “The Stunning Ones,” perhaps essentially the most underrated track off “Purple Rain,” turns into a ballet as an alternative of only a ballad, that includes the present’s greatest rock star: Misty Copeland. It’s not as large a shock to have her on because it is likely to be should you’re conscious (as she later reminds us in a spoken introduction) that she toured with Prince, though he in all probability by no means let her take over a unisex hieroglyph-shaped stage fairly the way in which she does right here. You may’t take your eyes off her, however the present’s editors insist you have to, sometimes, as a result of H.E.R. is definitely singing and taking part in piano on the quantity and there are viewers response pictures that should be attended to. However Copeland lives as much as the track’s title as hardly anybody may, and also you’ll end up wishing she caught round for everybody else’s numbers, too. Who wouldn’t wish to see the improved go-go dancing she may pull off in the course of the Foo Fighters’ “Darling Nikki”?

Mentioned efficiency of “Nikki” is an exciting thrasher, in fact, with Dave Grohl mentioning as he introduces it that, first, the Foo Fighters haven’t carried out it since their cowl turned a rock radio staple twenty years in the past, and second, that he is aware of Prince didn’t prefer it. (The telecast leaves out an extra apart that Grohl added in the course of the taping — that he and Prince did get collectively and jam in a studio as soon as.) The track was Prince’s hilariously profane replace on the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wooden,” redesigned as a troll for Tipper Gore’s PMRC, and but right here we’re 36 years later, with the heroine’s erotic whims uncensored for prime-time (at the very least within the preview version offered to critics). The Fighters bash their manner by way of it, as ever — with Grohl’s tooth and Taylor Hawkins’ even whiter tooth typically all that’s seen by way of their shocks of lengthy hair — untethered to the precision of the dozen-player-plus large band that Sheila E. assembled for nearly everybody else to play alongside. Someplace, perhaps, Prince is saying: not so dangerous in spite of everything. (One remorse: this telecast omits the opposite track the Foo Fighters did on the taping on the L.A. Conference Middle again in January, an equally ferocious “Pop Life.”)

On the other aspect of the mayhem scale, however simply pretty much as good as an upheaval of the unique, is the sight and sound of Susanna Hoffs being joined by Coldplay’s Chris Martin on piano and mild concord for “Manic Monday.” Deserving a success because it was, as written by Prince for the Bangles, it’s a track that may get somewhat cloying on the ten-thousandth pay attention, so it’s a delight to listen to them flip it into one thing softer and sweeter, with Martin including a couple of wistful asides questioning the place the time goes. (Apparently, time doesn’t exist as something however a assemble, judging from how Hoffs seems precisely the identical now as then aside from higher hair.)

One other standout is St. Vincent, who’s outstanding not as a result of she breaks out a brand new spin on the fabric, however as a result of she feels just like the apex of one thing Prince represented across the time he was making “Controversy,” the track she’s masking — the alien androgyne provocateur genius who occurs to be a guitar god, too. If he’d solely lived a couple of extra years, certainly he would have been inviting St. Vincent to return jam at Paisley Park, too. In lieu of that having occurred, we do get a devoted rendition of one in every of his finest early ’80s track through which St. Vincent is ready to convey the central funk guitar riff in addition to the briefest little bit of shredding on the finish, and — all legs and lacey arms — seem like one thing utterly out of his wildest creativeness in doing so.

As for the moments through which a star is requested to mainly do one thing similar to what Prince already did to perfection, these could be a little much less attention-grabbing. Until that star is Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Hearth, through which case the right response is: Holy s—! For “Adore,” govt producer Ken Ehrlich in all probability didn’t need to scan his Rolodex for too lengthy to consider the one man on the planet whose falsetto was and is at the very least as sturdy as Prince’s. Bailey’s so up in his register that he by no means touches the bottom from be aware one, and neither can we.

The present has loads of different impressed pairings of performer and materials. The opener, “Let’s Go Loopy,” which has H.E.R. paired up on each lead vocals and lead guitar, goes by so quick that it doesn’t fairly give both a protracted sufficient probability to shine, however they each get their particular person moments later — and it’s powerful to consider anybody moreover Clark who may or ought to have completed “The Cross.” That slow-burning gospel-rocker additionally advantages from Sheila E placing her extra flavorful percussion apart and simply pounding the godly hell out of a fundamental garage-rock drum package to the aspect of the stage. Additionally feeling like an inevitable-but-not-inevitable decide is Prince pal Mavis Staples, who might be the one one that ought to ever be let close to “Purple Rain” this late in that over-covered track’s recreation. Nothing compares to her.

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Dua Lipa, Chris Martin Set to Cover Foo Fighters Song for Charity – Variety

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In instances like these, musicians are studying to present once more — this time by way of a charity single for the BBC.

Artists together with Dua Lipa, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bastille, Ellie Goulding, and Hailee Steinfeld are amongst 23 musicians uniting to carry out a canopy of Foo Fighters hit “Instances Like These” to lift cash for charity.

The music’s accompanying video will world premiere throughout BBC One’s three-hour fundraising occasion “The Large Night time In” on Thursday, and also will be broadcast throughout Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, 6Music and Asian Community, along with being made obtainable on demand on BBC Sounds.

The BBC may even launch the music as a single, with U.Okay. internet income mixed with any funds raised by “The Large Night time In” and break up equally between BBC Kids in Want and Comedian Reduction. In the meantime, worldwide internet income from the only will go in direction of the World Well being Group’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Produced as a part of the Keep Residence Dwell Lounge — a BBC Radio 1 acoustic phase — the only might be recorded and filmed by artists at house, and produced by Grammy-winning Adele and Stormzy producer Fraser T. Smith.

Smith stated the imaginative and prescient for the only was to “create a stay-at-home model utilizing telephones, pots, pans and acoustic guitars that might honor the brilliance and honesty of the artists and music, relatively than the trickery of an costly recording studio.”

“We tried to make this single in a completely totally different manner artistically, related to at the moment,” stated Smith. “The lyrics significantly resonate with us all at this difficult time, and I sincerely hope that cash raised can assist the plight of the unified battle towards COVID-19 all over the world.”

The complete record of artists concerned consists of: 5 Seconds of Summer season, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Celeste, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Grace Carter, Hailee Steinfeld, Jess Glynne, Mabel, Paloma Religion, Rag’n’Bone Man, Rita Ora, Royal Blood, Sam Fender, Sean Paul, Sigrid, YUNGBLUD and Zara Larsson.

The BBC’s “Large Night time In” will happen simply days after International Citizen’s digital live performance “One World: Collectively at Residence” raised $127.9 million for well being care staff and coronavirus aid. A U.Okay. version of the live performance noticed performances by Tom Jones, Little Combine and Jess Glynne.

Dua Lipa stated: “I’m so proud that we’ve been capable of come collectively to report this observe and I can’t wait for everybody to listen to it. Pondering of everybody all over the world at this tough time. Love you all.”

Ellie Goulding added: “Extra so than ever, it’s vital to recollect the dear function we every should play in bringing hope, braveness and power to at least one one other — I hope that this observe brings consolation at such a tough time.”

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