Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Pope and Coldplay - in the news

God will give me two or three more years, says Pope

“Because I know it will last only a short time. Two or three years and then I'll be off to the Father's House," he replied light-heartedly.”

In death, or ??? The timeframe fits. He's probably right.

Coldplay (subject of ongoing series of posts) - still really popular!

NFL to Coldplay: Pay to Play the Super Bowl - League Receives Chilly Reception From Artists Under Consideration for 2015 Halftime Show

“The National Football League doesn't usually pay the act that performs at halftime during the Super Bowl. But in a twist this year, the league has asked artists under consideration for the high-profile gig to pay to play, according to people familiar with the matter. The NFL has narrowed down the list of potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl to three candidates: Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay, these people said. While notifying the artists' camps of their candidacy, league representatives also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig. The pay-to-play suggestion got a chilly reception from the candidates' representatives, these people said.
The Super Bowl halftime show, which this year featured the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars, drew a record 115.3 million viewers in February, according to the NFL, more than the game itself. The entire event averaged 112.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That was more than double the size of the audience for the Academy Awards this year, more than triple the audience for this year's Grammy Awards and more than 11 times the size of MTV's most recent Video Music Awards.
Rihanna grossed $141.9 million on 90 shows around the world in 2013; Coldplay grossed $171.3 million on 67 global dates on their last tour in 2012, according to Pollstar.”


  1. nfl don't pay taxes either.

  2. i'm sure you already knew that.