Coldplay was formed between 1996 and 1998 at University College London. The founding members Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland met each other during their first week of school.
U2 was supposed to headline the World AIDS Day (RED) concert but as many know, Bono took a pretty serious spill off his bicycle. A spill that put him in a hospital to undergo a five hour surgery. Needless to say he couldn’t perform, but luckily two major musicians stepped up in his place. Bruce Springteen and Coldplay’s Chris Martin filled in.