Reader Ari Spanier forwards a link to this story in London's Evening Standard, in which Coldplay's Chris Martin aspires to prove that he can be a second-rate Radiohead knock-off in the political arena too. Sez the bojillionaire musician:
I think shareholders are the great evil of this modern world….It's very strange for us that we spent 18 months in the studio just trying to make songs that make us feel a certain way and then suddenly become part of this corporate machine.
Martin also bemoaned "the slavery that we are all under to shareholders," presumably before hopping the limo back to his hotel suite. Maybe we can get a rousing "Let My People Go" for the encore.
Brian Doherty wrote about "the strange politics of millionaire rock stars" back in 2000.