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Five things you didn't know about Coldplay

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Coldplay is gearing up to release their sixth studio album Ghost Stories on May 19th. Just before the album's release, the band is celebrating with an iHeartRadio Album Release Party! The guys are set to play an exclusive and intimate show at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. 

Ghost Stories is already shaping up to be another amazing Coldplay album. Having already shared outstanding singles "Magic," "Midnight," and "A Sky Full of Stars," the rest of the album is sure to be nothing short of a tremendous release for them. 

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iHeartRadio is giving fans the best seat in the house for Coldplay's show at the iHeartRadio Theater in L.A. You can watch a stream of the performance, featuring new music and a few Coldplay classics, on Monday, May 19th on Yahoo!.

To help get you pumped up for the show, and the release of Ghost Stories, check out some things you may not already know about Coldplay: 

1. Coldplay wasn't always their name. Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland first formed the band in 1996 after they met at University College London, and called themselves Pectoralz. When bassist Guy Berryman joined, the band name was changed to Starfish. The guys eventually changed their name to Coldplay in 1998.

2. One of their earliest songs was called "Ode To Deodorant."

3. Chris Martin wrote "Fix You" for Gwyneth Paltrow after her father passed away. When the band recently played a show at New York City's famed Beacon Theater this year, he dedicated the song to Mick Jagger who recently lost his girlfriend L'Wren Scott.

4. Chris Martin learned to sing "The Scientist" backwards for the song's music video! He listened to a backwards recording of the song over and over.

5. Dance music superstar Avicii helped to produce "A Sky Full Of Stars" off of Coldplay's latest album Ghost Stories.

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