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Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin Catch Up With VH1 On Top 20 Video Countdown + Exclusive Footage

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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin visits VH1′s Top 20 Countdown to catch up with host Jim Shearer. The last time these two were together, Martin was only 26-years-old and trying to prove that he could sing and rap. These guys are so much fun to watch in this brand new episode of Top 20. Plus, Martin shares an intimate story about his father in this exclusive extra that didn’t make it on air.

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SoundScanner: Rick Ross Shows Us Why He’s “The Bawse”

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They don’t call him “The Bawse” for nothing: Rick Ross tops this week’s Nielsen SoundScan albums chart with his latest album, Mastermind. Elsewhere, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” enjoys its best sales week yet on the singles chart, as Coldplay and Phillip Phillips arrive on the charts. With more, here’s this week’s SoundScanner update:

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Does Coldplay’s New Catching Fire Single “Atlas” Sound Like Their Old Stuff?

Coldplay is back! They may have hinted last year that they were taking a three year break, but the band just released a lyric video for their brand new single from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The track is called “Atlas,” and to be totally honest, it sounds less like more recent Coldplay tracks and more like a throwback to their sound on A Rush of Blood To The Head.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

What’s In A Name: 20 Crazy Stories Behind Famous Band Names

25 Stories Behind Crazy Band Names

Budding musicians have to deliberate long and hard  when choosing a name to give their band an itentity. Like expecting parents naming a baby, their choice must be catchy, contain plenty of meaning, and be appealing to all parties involved. It sounds like a lot of work! If you’re not careful, you could wind up with a name like Hoobastank, the OnedersPuddle Of Mud or LMFAO

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The O.C. In 10 Musical Moments

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As we come the end of a wonderful week spent reminiscing about McMansions and Mischa Barton death scenes via the 10-year anniversary of The O.C. premiere, we’d be remiss not to mention the music. For four years, Josh Schwartz and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas saved you the trouble of making your own collection of tunes essential to the teenage experience with a series of official soundtracks from the show. Read more…