British blogs have been rife with rumors that Coldplay, one of the biggest selling music acts of 2008, are planning to break up. And in a new interview, Chris Martin said they already have – at least six times!
Chris told the Daily Mirror’s 3 AM Girls that the band have broken up several times on their current tour in support of their latest album, “Viva La Vida.”
“How many times has it happened this tour? Probably six or seven,” singer Chris told the gossip team.
“Each time we say, ‘This is it! This is the last show!’ But then you have a fun show and everyone shuts up,” Chris continued. “The last time it happened… well, even our publicist wouldn’t have found out about it.”
According to the gossip columnists, the most recent break-up happened after the band learned they were being sued by guitarist Joe Satriani, who claims the title track from “Viva La Vida” bears a striking resemblance to one of his own works.
“To be honest, whenever we have any bad news, I always quit for about 10 minutes,” Chris said.
“I get depressed about something – a gig didn’t go well or that person said something terrible,” Chris added. “But then the rest of the band will say, ‘It’s OK, we’ll carry on.”
And while refuting his band is splitting, Chris denied his marriage to actress Gwyneth Paltrow is on the outs.
“I’m trying to think when the last bit of bad news was. Well, putting things into perspective, there hasn’t been anything that bad for a while,” he said. “I’m supposed to be getting divorced, we’re supposed to be getting sued… but those things aren’t happening so don’t really count as bad news.”
As for the Satriani lawsuit, Chris said the band have had their say, leaving the ball in the guitarist’s court.
“We’ve responded, we’re just waiting to see what happens next. We’ve just got to try and fix it,” he said.