COLDPLAY frontman Chris Martin has pleaded with fans to stop buying their music so they can stop making it.
The band, who released a new song this week which they hope will fail, admitted they and their fans are locked in a toxic co-dependent spiral.
Martin said: “They still buy music so they can believe they still like music. We still make music because they still buy it. How will this ever end?
“We’ve tried making the music much, much worse – almost U2-like – but the fans seem somehow immune, probably because it’s only ever on in the background when they’re ironing.
Surely its impossible for concertgoers to ignore how dire we are, but they just stand there, excited theyve got a babysitter for the night, drinking white wine and buying t-shirts.
Martin admitted its been this way from the start, when he sung the bands first hit Yellow in a ridiculously sarcastic voice to highlight how dismal it was and it became a global hit.
He continued: All I want is to be a retired rock star, farming fish or cheese or moles or something, but God help me I still need the money.
Do you know how much it costs when Gwyneth does a big shop in Fresh & Wild?”
Mother-of-two Carolyn Ryan said: Theyve got a new album out, have they? Ill buy that for my husband. I think he still listens to them in the car when hes bored of 5 Live.