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ColdPlay Userbox[edit]

As part of Wikiproject Userbox, I have added Template: User ColdPlay to the bands area. Feel free to use. Tim Quievryn

Concert footage airing[edit]

In case there are any misconceptions, the concert slated as being a DVD release earlier in the year has been shown on BOTH SPANISH AND CANADIAN TELEVISION. Somebody is continually deleting my alterations even though it WAS DEFINITELY shown on Spanish television, according to the official website.

Whoever wrote this is an idiot. It was never aired on Spanish television according to the band manager.

"Coldplay" being used as a plural noun[edit]

The first sentence currently reads "Coldplay are a British alternative Rock band..."; other sentences also use "Coldplay" as plural.

"Band" is a collective noun. Collective nouns are singular nouns that refer to a group of objects. For another example, "group" is a collective noun; it is singular, even though it is used to refer to multiple objects.

"Coldplay" is a proper noun which refers to the band; thus, "Coldplay" is a proper, collective noun.

Therefore, "Coldplay" should be used as singular; for example, the first sentence should read "Coldplay is..." not "Coldplay are..." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.211.91.75 (talk) 08:12, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

In British English collective nouns are treated as plurals and because this is a British group this article uses British English, but thanks for bringing this to the talkpage rather than just changing it. See American and British English differences#Formal and notional agreement.--SabreBD (talk) 11:44, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Coldplay is a British band, thus British English should be used as the language of this page, thus "Coldplay are" is correct. Smileguy91 (talk) 22:20, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Per Wikipedia's article on collective nouns, in British English, either the singular or the plural verb form may be used. As this is the U.S. version of the site, it should be more appropriate to go with the U.S. choice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 168.190.66.52 (talk) 17:08, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

This is not the US version.--SabreBD (talk) 19:11, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia is an American site. It was founded by an American and owned by an Amercan corporation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.168.150.252 (talk) 05:41, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Closing three sentences in first paragraph of history...[edit]

...which read:

"By 1997, Martin had also met then Classics student Tim Rice-Oxley. During a weekend on Virginia Water, they asked each other to play off their own songs on the piano. Martin, finding Rice-Oxley to be talented, asked him to be Coldplay's keyboard player but Rice-Oxley refused as his own band, Keane, was already active. Days after, this event would shape the second line-up of Keane and keep Coldplay's unaltered, thus leaving both bands as quartets.[7]"

contain information other than what appears in reference 7, which focuses on artist departures from the EMI label, and on speculation as to whether Coldplay would renew with EMI at a particular point in their history. (Martin meeting Rice-Oxley, weekend on Virgina Water, M's invitation to R-O to join Coldplay, R-O's decline of invitation and its relation to Keane—essentially none of these BLP facts are supported by the given reference.)

As well, the closing sentence, and in particular, the phrase "this event would shape the second line-up of Keane" has no clear meaning as it stands (what is a "second line-up"?), and is also not supported by the citation given. As such, tag placed and this note added. Sincerely, a music apprec. prof.

January 1, 2014[edit]

Can anyone check this new album called Ezra etc....?!Super48paul (talk) 16:47, 2 January 2014 (UTC)


Clarification please. smileguy91talk 18:13, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-Protection[edit]

Can someone get the page to semi-protection.URDNEXTtalk 5:19, May 31 2014 (PT) — Preceding undated comment added 12:21, 31 May 2014 (UTC)