Coldplay’s Table Trashed By Bring Me The Horizon, Taylor Beats Kanye At NME Awards
Let it be known that the so-called “flower of life” is not to be touched when it comes to album cover art. At least that’s the explicit message British punk-metal band Bring Me The Horizon sent to Coldplay at last night’s NME Awards, when singer Oliver Sykes jumped on the Chris Martin-led band’s table and proceeded to knock their glasses and bottles over before tipping the entire thing and hopping off.
It seems Bring Me The Horizon were less than thrilled that the “flower of life” depicted on their 2013 album cover art for Sempiternal — basically a grid of overlapping circles which, mind you, the band did not invent — was also adopted for Coldplay’s 2015 album A Head Full Of Dreams.
You can watch video of the drama unfolding in this video clip:
Below is a side-by-side of Bring Me The Horizon’s Sempiternal album cover (left) and Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams.
At any rate, boys will be boys, children will be children and thankfully no one was injured by flying glass or a swinging boot heel. Coldplay went on to pick up the NME Godlike Genius Award at the ceremony.
And speaking of currently-raging pop star beefs, Taylor Swift won out over Kanye West in the Best International Solo Artist category. You can see the full list of NME winners below.
BEST BRITISH BAND: The Maccabees
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND: Run The Jewels
BEST NEW ARTIST: Rat Boy
BEST BRITISH SOLO ARTIST: Charli XCX
BEST INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARTIST: Taylor Swift
BEST LIVE BAND: Wolf Alice
BEST ALBUM: Foals, What Went Down
BEST TRACK: Wolf Alice, “Giant Peach”
BEST TV SHOW: This Is England ’90
BEST FILM: Beasts Of No Nation
BEST MUSIC FILM: Blur: New World Towers
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Slaves, “Cheer Up London”
BEST ACTOR: Idris Elba
BEST ACTRESS: Vicky McClure
BEST REISSUE: David Bowie, Five Years
BEST BOOK: Patti Smith, M Train
BEST FESTIVAL: Glastonbury
BEST SMALL FESTIVAL: End Of The Road
MUSIC MOMENT OF THE YEAR: Libertines secret set at Glastonbury
BEST FAN COMMUNITY: The Libertines
WORST BAND: 5 Seconds Of Summer
VILLAIN OF THE YEAR: Donald Trump
HERO OF THE YEAR: Dave Grohl
VLOGGER OF THE YEAR: KSI