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Chris Martin Gets Songwriting Advice From Ian McCulloch

Chris Martin of Coldplay gets help writing his songs from Echo + The Bunnymen’s frontman Ian McCulloch, and the pair are often texting each other with ideas.

“I think Chris is great,” says McCulloch. “We text each other, like, ‘Hello Mac-o! How do you write lyrics that are good?’ I say, ‘Either you’ve got it or you haven’t. Do some crosswords, watch pornography.'”

McCulloch also revealed his input into the band’s music: “When Coldplay was doing their second album I walked into the studio in Liverpool, where they recorded it.”

“Chris said, ‘Hey Mac! We’re sampling The Cutter intro, but we’re having some difficulty making it not sound like the Bunnymen. I said, ‘Just f***ing use it.'”

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