U2 Buddy Up to Coldplay by Lending Them Their Private Jet
Published Aug 25, 2009When normal people get into some sort of disagreement or hurt each other's feelings, they often rectify the matter with a well-worded email, a handshake or a beer. In the case of world-faring rock stars like U2 and Coldplay, however, beef is quashed with the lending of a high-class touring jet.
Earlier this year, Bono called Coldplay front-man Chris Martin "a wanker," a "dysfunctional character" and "a cretin" on BBC Radio 1. Since then, however, it's been revealed that the Irish egotist lent Coldplay the U2 jet when Martin and the band's was unable to be used.
TwentyFourBit points to a post on Coldplay's official blog, where the blogger writes, "In a superbly bizarre twist, the band have flown into their first stadium show of this tour on U2's plane. Apparently, our regular ride is misfiring. I believe that the big end's gone, or something like that. The easiest way to deal with this it seems, was to take U2's '360 Air' jet for a spin. They're doing UK shows right now, so it's just sat about doing nothing otherwise."
Presumably, the U2 jet had its engine left running on the tarmac anyway, in an attempt to continue their dominance over the poor environment.