One Direction: Chris Martin 'one of coolest men in music'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 May 2014
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One Direction at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend

One Direction have admitted being admired by Coldplay's Chris Martin is a huge deal for them because they think he's "one of the coolest men in music."

One Direction think Chris Martin is "one of the coolest men in music".

The 'You & I' hitmakers performed at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow last week before the 37-year-old star took to the same stage with his band Coldplay, and Liam Payne has admitted he has a lot of admiration for him.

Quizzed on how One Direction felt about Chris referring to them as "brilliant", Liam exclusively told Radio 1's Scott Mills: "It's the best thing ever. For us, from the start, we've always been a little bit ridiculed because of being on the X Factor and people say it's the easy route or whatever.

"Then because some of the songs that we've released are on the 'poppy' side of things. So it's like we do get a bit of stick from certain music groups or whatever like, 'They're not cool.'

"But to have somebody who is literally one of the coolest men in music confirm for you that, 'No these boys are alright', that is huge for us."

Despite Liam and his bandmates - Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson - admitting they are huge fans of Coldplay, Chris has confessed he knows his band aren't "cool" and says he doesn't care.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "We've never been the coolest thing or the most fashionable thing. Well, maybe for a period.

"It just feels like we're able to keep rolling and no-one really notices.

"I feel like every day we're given is a real blessing. I could not have asked for a more dreamy job."

Scott's full interview with the boys will air on Radio 1 at 2pm this afternoon (29.05.14) and an exclusive 45 minute-long BBC iPlayer programme 'One Direction - This Is Them ... At The Big Weekend' will go live at 3pm.

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