Will Ferrell decided that Coldplay needed more cowbell. So he provided it.

Over the weekend, Chris Martin of Coldplay performed at a charity event at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles during which he not only went through acoustic versions of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” (accompanied by Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer of the Chili Peppers, Brad Paisley, Duff McKagan of GNR, and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready–see below for the video) but also some Coldplay material.

When it came time for “Vida La Vida,” Will Ferrell appeared onstage to add more cowbell. He shows up at around 2:15 into this video.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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