NME interviewed guitarist Jonny Buckland and drummer Will Champion of super-band/bowl whimsical of sherbet Coldplay, and discussed the passing of fellow Brit, David Bowie.
"I felt incredibly sad when I heard David Bowie had died," Buckland said. " We've all loved his music for as long as we've known about music."
"He was one of the points of references for everything...from genres, to how to be a rock star," Champion added.
That's for god damn sure.
Champion also recounted how Coldplay's frontman/former earthly companion of Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, once emailed Mr. Bowie, requesting that he lend his vocals to a harmony they wrote specifically for him.
Not surprisingly, David answered with the most honest, perfect sucker punch of a reply: "It's not a very good song, is it?"
Fortunately, the band seems to have a sense of humor about it.
I'd assume it's even an honor to be turned down by David Bowie, let alone see him to take the time to respond to your email.