Don’t musicians know that it’s a big mistake to say no to Glee??
Coldplay learned that the hard way. The band initially rejected show creator Ryan Murphy’s request to use some of the band’s mega hits on the next season of the show.
But they’ve since taken it back, and Chris Martin and the gang are now anxious to hear New Directions cover some of their songs. Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter, "Coldplay called a week ago and said, 'We're sorry, you can have our catalog.”
He went on to say Coldplay and Bryan Adams are the only artists to ever turn him down—even Madonna and Gaga agreed to have their music featured on the show.
Murphy added, “At the beginning, a lot of people didn't know what we were and asked to see pages (in advance) but I refused because I didn't want to set precedent of them having any involvement. My favorite rejection was Bryan Adams. Coldplay and Bryan Adams were really the only rejections.”
Murphy definitely knows what he’s doing with Glee, and takes credit for picking out all the music for the show. “I do) all of it, really,” he said. “I choose all the songs. That's my favorite thing about the gig. There are different kinds of showrunners, but what I really love is choosing the vase and the buttons and really getting in there and creating a world. The hard thing about ("Glee"), production-wise, is that you have to choose things four months out because you have to clear the music and get the dancing going. That's been the tricky part. None of us really knew what we were doing when we started. I feel like I just figured out how to do a musical.”
We can’t wait to see Rachel, Finn and the gang sing some Coldplay next year!