Super Bowl 50 halftime headliner Coldplay to withhold new album from Spotify, will be available on Apple Music

“British rock band Coldplay will headline the halftime show at the National Football League’s Super Bowl 50 in February, according to people familiar with the matter,” Hannah Karp reports for The Wall Street Journal. “Pop star Bruno Mars is also slated to perform at the show, sponsored by PepsiCo Inc., and Beyoncé is in talks to make a guest appearance, according to people familiar with the matter.”

“Coldplay’s halftime-show debut at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., follows the release its seventh album, ‘A Head Full of Dreams,’ due Friday, Dec. 4.,” Karp reports. “The Super Bowl is to take place Feb. 7.”

“The album won’t be immediately available on Spotify, according to people familiar with the matter,” Karp reports. “The new Coldplay album is expected to be available on streaming services that don’t offer a free option, including Apple Inc.’s Apple Music, these people added.”

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Here’s Coldplay playing live at the celebration of Steve Jobs life on Apple’s campus in 2011:


    1. Read your comment and was still scratching my head trying to figure it out..
      Searched and figured it out.

      Didn’t know Satriani sued coldplay for copying one of his songs. Just watched a youtube playing both songs on top of each other.. talk about a blatant ripoff.

      Super Bowl halftime, yet another bathroom break this year.

      1. Yeah. As a programmer/musician, I have to say it was disgusting. I have the outmost respect for Joe Satriani. I saw him live a couple of times. He’s not only a musician, but a teacher as well. He’s awesome in every way. He sued to for money, but because that song was composed to his wife, and it meant the world to him. He did not want money but credit.

        Coldplay’s answer was nasty and disrespectul. I lost every drop of respect for those @$$clowns and I shall never listen to their music inwhtever’s left of my life.

        The fact that they were the ones who performed for Steve Jobs sickens me. There are so many great bands and musicians who deserved that place, who made a difference in music history, whose songs made a difference, and Coldplay had to be the ones in the spotlight?

        I’m stopping there. I need Alka-Seltzer….

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