Coldplay's Chris Martin has suggested that he plans to split up the band at the end of 2009.Kind of shocking, but it's hard to believe. I see this plan more in the vain of when Jay-Z and Eminem "quit." But if it is to happen, I've enjoyed the band - including the two concerts I saw them play this year - while they lasted.
The frontman told the Daily Express that his decision was based on his view that bands should call it a day before they get too old – saying he wanted to go out with a blast by keeping as busy as possible until 2009 ends.
"I'm 31 now and I don't think that bands should keep going past 33," he said. "So, we're trying to pack in as much as possible. Up until the end of next year, we'll just go for it in every sense.
"I don't believe in time off. We've still got most of our hair, we can still fit into our musical trousers and we've got to make the most of that."