Frightening news from the recording studio this morning:
WORK on COLDPLAY's new album is going so well the band have been forced to set up a Top Gear-style "cool wall" just to whittle down the best tracks.
Gordon has a photo of the wall - it actually looks more like something a regional police station might set up in order to try and keep track of petty criminals at work on their patch - nothing too terrible, but the sort of social irritant who really needs to be stopped.
[T]hey have already written more than 50 songs in their new HQ in Camden, north London.
Now, I don't want to sound cynical, but it's been a good few years since even Coldplay would have said they had an album's worth of quality songs. How is it all of a sudden they've got fifty of the things? You might suspect that they're not trying to pick between fifty classics, but trying to pull together a second XI from a convalescent squad.