Coldplay managed to fool precisely nobody last week when they digitally released a new EP, Global Citizen,
under the guise of Los Unidades. While the music’s a lot funkier than usual, there’s no mistaking Chris Martin’s voice on the Nelson Mandelasampling ‘Rise Up’ and Stormzyassisted ‘Timbuktu’. Other guests include Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Wizkid and Stargate.
Chris Cornell and Josh Homme
are the co-narrators of The Unfinished Plan: The Path Of Alain Johannes,
a documentary about the titular Chilean-American musician who, in addition to them, has worked with Arctic Monkeys, PJ Harvey, Brody Dalle, Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones.
He’s also a founder of Eleven and What Is This? whose youthful ranks included a pre-Chili Peppers Flea…
Brian Wilson gets to travel round Los Angeles with Rolling Stone Editor Jason Fine in an as-yet-untitled documentary that’s being shot by Brent Wilson (no relation).
“It felt like a good time to look back,” Brian enthuses. “I have so many memories in L.A. of growing up, all the good times with my band - we were just kids when we started, and of course memories of my brothers Dennis and Carl, who I miss so much.
“Over the years Jason and I have had a lot of fun times - just relaxing and listening to music, talking at the deli and cruising down to Malibu for sushi, so we got into that groove to make this movie.”
Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas and Taylor Hawkins are among those singing the praises of the Beach Boys legend who, according to the other Wilson involved, is in great mental shape.