AC Slater, Dim Mak, and Party Like Us to Launch 'Night Bass'

On January 30th, Steve Aoki's Dim Mak label and AC Slater, the mastermind behind Party Like Us Records, will host the launch of Night Bass at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles. Recognized as the king of bass heavy house, AC Slater himself will be at the forefront of the madness on opening night alongside Dirtybird producer, Christian Martin. Featuring support from Astronomar, Petey Clicks, and Bones for the opening event, Night Bass will solidify itself as a must-see, major showcasing of late night, bass-crazy talent from all around the world.

Coldplay Play "Paradise" on Letterman

Coldplay appeared on Late Night with David Letterman earlier this week to perform their new single, "Paradise." Typical to their performances, Chris Martin and company executed the track perfectly, preserving the catchy sense of weightlessness that makes the song so memorable.

"Paradise" will be featured on the quartet's upcoming full-length Mylo Xyloto, which is slated to hit stores on October 24th. Judging by this track, as well as previously released singles like "Major Minus," the consistently creative Coldplay might just have another Grammy-winning gem of an album on their hands.

You can check out the band's performance of "Paradise" below. Are you excited for new Coldplay tunes?

Coldplay Take You To "Paradise"

Coldplay's new single "Paradise" debuted on BBC Radio (and subsequently, every music blog ever) today, providing fans with their first taste of new music from the quartet since 2006. The track's airy, string-filled opening brings their hit "Viva la Vida" to mind, just before the drums, piano, and Chris Martin's signature voice all kick in with an air of familiar comfort. The slow, soothing "Paradise" is a pop song more than worthy of its title.

Along with the new track, Coldplay revealed the pre-order information for their upcoming full length Mylo Xyloto, which hits stores October 24th.

You can check out "Paradise" below. What do you think?

Rollingstone Magazine : the Playlist Issue

I've always wondered what famous artists do listen at home, or while driving their Escalade. You probably know that a lot of people who work on TV don't actually watch it at home. I was also curious to see if my favorite artists shared my tastes. I was astonished to see that Chris Martin from Coldplay could actually be able to listen some good sh!t (hate Coldplay).

You have here fifty different artists ready to share their Top 10 songs on one theme they care about. Wanna know what MGTM's 10 best psychedelic songs are ? Are you curious to see what king of blues does Mick Jagger listen at home ? I find that pretty entertaining.

Gwyneth Paltrow Goes Country

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is making waves on the internet with a new country song she has recorded for her upcoming film Country Strong. The song, also titled "Country Strong," will be hitting the radio airwaves in the upcoming weeks in promotion of the movie due out in December.

Paltrow does have a bit of prior musical experience; her collaboration on the song "Cruisin'" with Huey Lewis for the movie Duets did well on the charts back in 2000. Some of the help on the song could also be attributed to Paltrow's husband Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, and Country Strong co-star Tim McGraw, who undoubtedly provided their input.

You can check out the song here. The movie is due out December 22.

I'm Dreaming of a Hardcore Christmas

After winning Canada’s esteemed Polaris Music Prize, the hardcore band Fucked Up have kept their word on using the $20,000 award to fund a Christmas benefit album for missing aborigine women in Canada. The band’s label, Matador records, has confirmed that the group will be collaborating with some of the biggest names in the music industry for a re-recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, originally released in 1984 as a charity single for an Ethiopian famine.

Coldplay Makes Their Cartoon Debut on The Simpons

Chris Martin and the rest of his cohorts are to star in an episode of The Simpsons. On the show Homer Simpson wins a million dollars in the lottery, so he decides to get Coldplay to play a private show for him and his son Bart.

Executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly, “When Bart goes to the bathroom Coldplay has to stop playing.” Ha! I actually laughed out loud at that. Should be a good episode.

Coldplay To Be Hunted at Grammys

Joe Satriani, some guitarist dude, has committed rock treason. In December, Satriani accused Coldplay (I know! Coldplay! Everyone likes Coldplay!) of plagiarizing his song “If I Could Fly” on their song “Viva La Vida.” The band has of course denied this and Chris Martin has stated that any similarities between the two songs are merely “a coincidence.” Satriani however isn’t giving up. His lawyer, Howard King, told Fox News that they had hired a team of process servers to pounce on the band at the Grammys. Don’t worry my pets; there will also be a camera crew so we can all watch Chris Martin go crazy on some poor process server on youtube.

Above is a photo of Chris Martin, because, well, I don’t know anyone else in Coldplay and I assume you don’t either.

Coldplay Recording Sans Martin

On January 30th, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin played a brief acoustic set in front of a small audience for London’s Absolute Radio, while the rest of the band recorded new material without him. “This should be interesting,” Martin stated before switching between piano and acoustic guitar to give solo renditions of “Viva La Vida,” “Life In Technicolour,” “The Scientist” and “Violet Hill.”

According to nme, the suggestion came from Coldplay’s producer Brian Eno, who said of their last effort, 'Viva La Vida’ was good, but I know you can do better.” Martin’s hiatus is scheduled to only last two weeks, however, so don’t bet on an all-instrumental Coldplay album.

Confessions of a Lead Singer

After being accused of stealing parts of the instrumentals from “If I Could Fly” by guitarist Joe Satriani for their 2008 hit “Viva La Vida”, Chris Martin has been doing a lot of damage control trying to reassure his fans that this is just a coincidence and that he indeed came up with the tune himself. This event has also led Martin to open up about previous records.

A BBC Radio interview on Thursday (12/18) led to a confession by the front man. Martin confesses that the band’s 2000 hit “Shiver” was a “blatant Jeff Buckley attempt.” In his defense, he says Buckley was a great influence and it was reflected in their music. He also admits he is very difficult to please and thinks their recent London gigs could have been better.