On Wednesday night, Coldplay played double-duty in Los Angeles for a show at UCLA — not only did they have a set of new music play on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” including “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” but they were also using the concert as a benefit for the Grammy Fondation’s “Grammy in the Schools” program.
Over the course of the show, the band did a number of their hits new and old — but perhaps the most gripping moment of all came when frontman Chris Martin spliced a slow, somber version of Amy Winehouse’s hit “Rehab” into the band’s popular ballad “Fix You.” The two songs match each other well lyrically given the circumstances, and each act has been a significant player in the British music scene for the last decade.
When it comes to Kimmel, having the band back on the show was a special treat thanks to the fact that they were the first group to ever perform on “JKL” back in 2003 — and they joked during the program that since then, they have all spent their time working for FedEx and at a pet store.
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