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'Viva La Vida' is Grammy Song of the Year

'Viva La Vida' is Grammy Song of the Year

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Coldplay front man walks out of interview

Coldplay front man walks out of interview

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- British rocker Chris Martin, the front man for the band Coldplay, walked out of the taping of a BBC Radio 4 interview 9 minutes after it started.

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LONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A Capitol Records representative tells MTV News the British band Coldplay is not taking a five-year break from producing music.

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Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

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MICHAEL JACKSON Michael Jackson has opted out of this week's Grammys. The announcement, made by a spokesman for the international media, seems strange ...
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Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Beverly Hills Friday by the Recording Academy:
Will Champion

William "Will" Champion (born 31 July 1978) is the drummer of the band Coldplay.

William Elan Champion was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England where his father, Timothy Champion, is a professor of archaeology at the University of Southampton. As a youth, his musical influences included Tom Waits and traditional Irish folk music. He grew up playing guitar, but also had experience on the piano, bass, and tin whistle. Before William Champion joined Coldplay, he performed in a band called Fat Hamster.

In Autumn 2004, Champion and Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman guested on a-ha keyboardist Magne Furuholmen's first solo album, Past Perfect Future Tense.

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