DISCERNING

David Bowie Rejected Coldplay Collaboration

David Bowie apparently did not mince words. Coldplay drummer Will Champion revealed in an interview, published Tuesday, that the late rock 'n' roll legend turned down his pop-rock band's request for a collaboration. According to Champion, the British band—set to headline this year's Super Bowl halftime show—wrote a song with a multi-part harmony, with Bowie in mind as a vocalist. When frontman Chris Martin asked the Thin White Duke to participate, however, Bowie was rather blunt: "It's not a very good song, is it?"