This delightful bit of news comes from Rolling Stone’s cover feature on Coldplay’s Chris Martin:
Martin once presented a song to Beyoncé called “Hook Up” and played it in the studio for her and producer Stargate. She turned it down, he says, “in the sweetest possible way: She told me, ‘I really like you – but this is awful.’”
BURNT. Loyal readers will remember a story from a couple weeks ago about a very similar interaction going down between Martin and David Bowie:
Martin had a dream—literally a dream—that he’d sing with Kylie Minogue and Bowie on the song Lhuna, but when he sent Bowie the recording through Brian Eno, the legend responded with a simple text: “Not one of your best.”
Will “harsh Chris Martin rejections” become a new genre? Man, I hope so. They’re all so brutal, and while we would never pile on to the mega-celebrity, we do vow to dutifully report each and every new instance. And if you have any tips, or would just like to make up a story of your own, please be in touch.