For some reason NME gave Coldplay, fucking Coldplay, something called the Godlike Genius Award 2016, and during the interview they talked about the time they asked David Bowie to be on a track. It went about as expected:
The Coldplay lads once tried contacting Bowie to see if he would consider collaborating with them on one of their songs in which they had a “David Bowie-type character”. Singer Chris Martin sent him a letter asking him to be involved and, according to a smiling Will Champion, Bowie replied, “It’s not a very good song, is it?” Coldplay’s reaction was to not be overly phased – Champion notes, “He was very discerning – he wouldn’t just put his name to anything. I’ll give him credit for that!”
LOL. Not sure what else needs to be said here.
All the David Bowie pics you need:
[ h/t Pitchfork ]