"It's not a very good song, is it?"
David Bowie

Coldplay have revealed that David Bowie turned down a collaboration request - because the song in question wasn't good enough.

The band looked back on the tale as part of a video interview with NME, assessing the legacy that the iconic singer will leave behind.

Coldplay had seemingly written a song with a multi-part harmony - and invited David Bowie to sing one of the parts.

Will Champion explained that the group received a polite but firm letter of rejection: "It's not a very good song, is it?"

Champion added: "He was very discerning. He wouldn't just put his name to anything. I'll give him credit for that."

Check out the interview below.


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