Chris Martin: We Ripped Off Blur

by | 08 August 2008
Subscribe to Chris Martin alerts

Chris Martin has said that a Blur song was the first inspiration for the band when they began recording their new album.

According to the singer, Sing from BLUR'S debut album LEISURE was a starting point for the writing of Coldplay album VIVA LA VIDA AND DEATH AND ALL HIS FRIENDS, reports Xfm.

"Sing was the first song we plagiarised for the new album", said Chris.

The band recently presented Xfm's Residency slot and spoke of some of their more unexpected influences.

German metal band Rammstein were praised by the band, as were 1980's pop band A-HA who Martin called "one of our formative influences".

"[The Strokes] are the classic band of our generation. And I would argue for Muse as well. And Arcade Fire. And that's just the boys! Beyonce's better than all of us", he added.

Elsewhere, MTV reports that the band recently enlisted top directors Hype Williams and Anton Corbijn to film two different videos for their track Viva La Vida.

08/08/2008 11:57:55


Tags: Chris Martin - Arcade Fire - Blur - Coldplay - MTV - Muse - Rammstein

Subscribe to Chris Martin alerts

More Chris Martin

Band Aid 30 - Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014) Video

Bob Geldof introduces the Band Aid 30 edition of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' which in 2014 focusses on the tragic Ebola epidemic in West...

Are Jennifer Lawrence & Nicholas Hoult Rekindling Their Romance?

Jennifer Lawrence and ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult are reportedly rekindling their romance.Jennifer Lawrence at the premiere of Mockingjay - Part 1 in London.Read More: Jennifer Lawrence...

One Direction, Chris Martin And Ed Sheeran Among The Line-Up For Band Aid 30

One Direction, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith and Sam Smith are among the stars who will be joining Bob Geldof for a new recording...

Chris Martin Reportedly Buys House Across The Street From Ex Gwyneth Paltrow

In further proof that they’re the most amicable of all the amicable exes, Chris Martin has reportedly purchased a new home, across the street from...


Taylor Swift Joins 'The Voice' As Guest Advisor

Taylor Swift is joining The Voice as a guest advisor on the NBC show's seventh season.Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.Read More:...

Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin Appear "Like A Couple In Love" At Kings Of Leon Concert

Jennifer Lawrence was there to support her new boyfriend, Coldplay front man Chris Martin, as he made a guest appearance at the Kings of Leon...

Chris Martin And Jennifer Lawrence Are Pictured In The Same Vicinity Again

Everyone knows what the first few months of a new relationship is like: the excitement; the bubble with just the two of you; the brilliance...

Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Martin At iHeartRadio In Vegas: The Non-Saga Continues

Jennifer Lawrence was spotted at iHeartRadio over the weekend and the tabloids are having a fit over it. But why would it matter that a...



Chris Martin Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Chris Martin

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All