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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.

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