Coldplay wanted to collaborate with David Bowie on a song only to be told 'it wasn't very good'

FP Staff

Jan,20 2016 22:03:02 IST

Social media has been flooded with tributes to the rock icon David Bowie since news broke of his death. But the most interesting tribute of them all comes from British band Coldplay.

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According to the band, they tried to convince David Bowie to collaborate on a song they thought had a “David Bowie-type character,” but sadly the legend refused.

Their drummer Will Champion told NME that the music giant refused invitation to collaborate on a track with them saying, "It's not a very good song, is it?"

"He was very discerning," Champion added. "He wouldn't just put his name to anything. I'll give him credit for that."

This is not the first time the band are relating this story though. The band's frontman Chris Martin had made the revelation during the 2014 BBC Music Awards, where Bowie was nominated for British Artist Of The Year and Coldplay performed live.

A much-awaited David Bowie tribute show will be held at Carnegie Hall in New York on 31 March, with performances by Cyndi Lauper, the Roots and Bowie’s long-term producer Tony Visconti.

Updated Date: Jan 20, 2016 22:03 PM