Chris Martin, lead singer of the pop group Coldplay, has turned his anger on shareholders and profits. And his chosen target is EMI, the company that releases his records.
In a politically charged attack that has been welcomed by anti-globalisation campaigners, Martin said that he did not care that the corporation's profits might be dented by the delay in recording Coldplay's third album.
Speaking to the media in New York, Martin - who is married to the American actress Gwyneth Paltrow - said: "I don't really care about EMI. I'm not really concerned about that. I think shareholders are the greatest evil of this modern world."
Martin said the album, the group's first in three years, was delayed because the group felt their first eight months of recording sessions had produced songs that lacked the "spark" of earlier hits such as "Yellow," "Clocks" and "The Scientist."
"It's very strange for us that we spent 18 months in the studio just trying to make songs that make us feel a certain way and then suddenly become part of this corporate machine."
Yes, Chris, it is strange. But stranger yet is that you have no idea how you get the money to be able to waste 18 months trying to "feel a certain way." I say if Chris has such a problem with shareholders and companies he shouldn't mind everybody trading his tracks across the web, right? That would make him feel a certain way.
Seems that Chris thinks that only spoiled, stupid pop stars are allowed to take profits.