Back in 2008, Coldplay were a group of four friends embarking on their 30s and worrying that their luck in the music business was about to run out. As frontman Chris Martin explained to our cameras six years ago, “You have to see the window of 35 coming where you become a legendary old band or just an old band.”
Feeling like their fourth studio album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends was their ‘last shot at the big time’, Martin said the band felt like Rocky in Rocky 4. Well, now it’s 2016. Rocky scored an Oscar nomination and Coldplay continue to be one of the biggest bands in the world.
Three albums later, Coldplay is enjoying 2016 by earning the coveted headlining spot for the Super Bowl halftime show and are up for two Brit Awards tomorrow night, including MasterCard British Album of the Year and British Group.