Coldplay Plays a Gig in a Pub. No, Really.

Imagine heading down to the local for a pint only to find out that the entertainment for the night is from Coldplay.  That’s exactly what happened Monday night at the Ring O’ Bells in Compton Martin, a little village in Somerset.

This isn’t as random as it might seem, though.  The pub was bought by Mike Leonard, the chairman of Parlophone, Coldplay’s label.  It was essentially a staff Christmas party.

However, not everyone was so thrilled.  Regulars couldn’t get in.  And you know what happens when you deprive a man of his nightly pint…

Head over to The Daily Mail for all kinds of pictures.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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