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Coldplay Takes Aim

7/13/2006 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Martin: Click to watchAt a press conference in Hong Kong, the band's frontman made both a jab at Vice President Dick Cheney and fueled speculation that Coldplay may go the route of Weezer and disband.

When talking about why they don't get into fights with other bands, Chris Martin spoke out against the second in command, "You know, if you don't like [the music], just listen to something else. We'd much rather have a fight with Dick Cheney, you know - people who really do things that we consider to be bad." The comment brought laughs from the crowd and prompted the moderator to add, "Did everybody hear that?"

Martin seemed to dominate the presser and admitted it could be a while until the world gets new music from the band. "We won't do another album until we think we've written the best songs in history, and that could take a while. So we could be waiting, 20 years or 50 years. Who knows? Our next record seems like a long way away."

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Holly    

Well, since Chris Martin is BRITISH, not AMERICAN, he doesn't really need to be patriotic for America, but he should atleast keep his thoughts to himself. He needs to just sing, not be another Dixie Chick.

2971 days ago
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karen    

i think chris martin should shut up ,.his music isnt that great anyway,,,
these celebrities dont even know what they are talking about when they talk against this administration.
they are all so uneducated its ridiculou
watch fox news and get some real advice

2971 days ago
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A.J.    

Any Coldplay fans out there should take a look at www.one.org for information on the Make Poverty History campaign. With the upcoming G8 summit in the news, now is a good time for people who believe in the eradication of debt, increased trade & increased aid for the world's poorest citizens to ensure their voices are heard. And by the way Holly - Chris Martin, along with every other person on the planet, should have the right to express his beliefs when asked. If you don't want to listen, then don't. If you don't like the music of the Dixie Chicks or Coldplay, because of their legitimate political beliefs, then don't buy it. Part of being an American (or in my case, Canadian) is believing in the right of every person to express themselves freely.

2971 days ago
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Holly    

I don't listen, ALI, I read. And I just read a political view that I don't agree with. So now, I am being an AMERICAN and expressing myself FREELY.

2971 days ago
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Y    

AWW LOOK AT ALL THESE ABORTED FETUSES! YOU GUYS NEED TO DIE ALREADY. IF YOU ARE ALLOWED TO STATE YOUR STUPID OPINIONS THEN CHRIS MARTIN CAN SAY WHATEVER THE HELL HE WANTS. AT LEAST HE USES HIS WORDS IN A SMART WAY UNLIKE YOU UNEDUCATED MONKEYS WHO JUDGE EVERYONE OUT OF JEALOUSY. SILLY LIL KIDS. GO GET A LIFE FOR YOUR OWN SAKES!

2971 days ago
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A.J.    

Okay then Holly, let's be consistent, shall we? You wrote that Chris Martin "should keep his thoughts to himself" because you don't agree with his political views. And since I don't agree with what you wrote, how about I tell you to do the same. See how that works? It's not so fun when the shoe is on the other foot...

2971 days ago
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Jeff Davidson    

yes Holly. Everyone should keep their thoughts to themselves. Don't ask questions....everything will be ok....

2971 days ago
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Christine    

Martin seems to suffer from a case of thinking that we are all waiting on the edge of our seats for the next Coldplay album. They aren't the worst band in history, but if they never make another song again... well, I won't be crying in the corner over it.

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2971 days ago
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Peg    

I would certainly think we would NEVER hear from Coldplay again if Chris Martin thinks they can't release a new record until they have "written the best songs in history." Does he really mean to say that the bands former albums top the works of the Beatles, The Who and other industry legends. If so, he truly is a wanker or is on drugs in the recording studio.

2971 days ago
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Holly    

I didn't ask any questions JD. Thanks for your concern, though.

2971 days ago
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Merchant Princess Irene    

Thank you for your comments, Justin. It's nice to read rational thoughts every now and then. Let's ask Chris and Gwyneth what they spend on clothing and shoes for one year and then I may listen to them tell me how I need to help eradicate poverty.
President Bush has given $10,000 of his own money to the tsunami relief effort. This is just one piece of evidence showing his consistency of thought and action -- he's putting his money where his mouth is. Has any president in recent memory made a comparable charitable gesture?
Vice President Cheney and Second Lady Cheney released their 2004 Form 1040 and it showed that the Cheneys donated $303,354 to charity in 2004, primarily from Mrs. Cheney's book royalties from Simon & Schuster .
The 2004 tax return for President and First Lady Bush shows nearly $78,000 in charitable contributions on just under $673,000 of taxable income.
The Clintons REFUSED to release any information about charitable contributions. Wonder why?

2971 days ago
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Shannan    

Best News EVER! So glad to hear that Cold Play will not be polluting the airwaves with their garbage until they have the best songs in HISTORY. !

2971 days ago
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Silver    

Lol - he looks hot in that pic. :)

2971 days ago
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doug    

I see we have uncovered a WMD.....whimpy music dominator....this article takes the 'dick' out of cheney.

2970 days ago
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occultjam    

if waiting to write the best songs in history is what determines making an album, then in theory, cold play should not have any albums at all. they're pretty cocky about their mediocrity. however, the dick cheney comment is funny so i have to give props for that. doesn't make their music any better though.

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