Queen has done it, and so has Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Lana Del Ray and others. Now Britpop gods Coldplay are set to perform on American Idol May 3. Which is all sorts of interesting when you think about it.
More than just an overt attempt to curry favour with the mainstream, appearing on Idol these days seems like an essential rite of passage for any performer at the top of their game but not coincidentally benefitting from screaming headlines in TMZ about DUI, bar brawls and messy divorces.
Ah… the 21st century: it’s so real that we need even more reality on our TVs.
Also hotly tipped to perform in an upcoming Idol show is judge Jennifer Lopez along with dancer/boyfriend Casper Smart (surely a dangling carrot for curious viewers at home), performing her new single, "Dance Again."
According to celebuzz.com, Lopez rehearsed the number on April 21 with her backup dancers, and it is not clear if the performance will be live or taped. The singer is set to kick off her world tour this June.
Meanwhile, Coldplay singer Chris Martin has clarified comments made recently to Good Morning America about his band’s tongue-twisty new Brian Eno-produced album, Mylo Xyloto.
During an interview with the program, Martin said, “It's just something that we thought looked really good but everywhere we go around the world people pronounce it in the most crazy ways and we're beginning to regret it now."
However, Martin later took to Twitter to insist that he still liked the album's name, writing, “No regrets at all about Mylo Xyloto as album title. We love it. Only regret attempting JOKE on early morning TV.”