Coldplay allow Glee-ful use

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 June 2010


British rockers Coldplay have told 'Glee' bosses they can feature their music in any upcoming episodes they want

Coldplay have told 'Glee' bosses they can include their hit records in upcoming episodes.

The British rockers have backtracked and told the musical show's writer-and-producer Ryan Murphy he can use any of their songs in future storylines.

The 'Viva la Vida' hitmakers originally refused to give series bosses permission to cover their records. However, following the success of episodes based around Madonna and Lady Gaga, the band have seemingly changed their mind.

Ryan revealed: "At the beginning, a lot of people didn't know what we were and asked to see pages in advance, but I refused because I didn't want to set precedent of them having any involvement. My favourite rejection was Bryan Adams. Coldplay and Bryan Adams were really the only rejections. But Coldplay called a week ago and said, 'We're sorry, you can have our catalogue.' "

Although Ryan loves being creative with the show, he admits it is often difficult to perfect the song choices - as he has to plan episodes months in advance.

He added to The Hollywood Reporter: "I choose all the songs. That's my favourite thing about the gig. The hard thing about 'Glee', production-wise, is that you have to choose things four months out because you have to clear the music and get the dancing going. That's been the tricky part. None of us really knew what we were doing when we started. I feel like I just figured out how to do a musical."


The anthemic indie quartet continue to steamroller all before them.

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