The British band Coldplay has decided not to launch a global tour because of environmental concerns.
Frontman Chris Martin told the BBC on Thursday that the band is not going on tour to promote its latest album because it wants to take time to determine how a tour can be beneficial to the environment. He said: "We would be disappointed if it's not carbon neutral."
He said the band has had a number of major tours and wants to find a way to make the next tour more about giving than taking. The album "Everyday Life" will be released Friday.
U.S. publisher of 'Lolita' dies at 96
Walter J. Minton, a publishing scion with a self-described "nasty streak" who as head of G.P. Putnam's Sons released works by Norman Mailer and Terry Southern among others and signed up Vladimir Nabokov's scandalous "Lolita," has died at age 96. Minton's wife, Marion, said he died Tuesday at their home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The son of longtime Putnam President Melville Minton, Walter Minton was in his early 30s when he inherited the position in 1955 after his father's death and remained until he was forced out in 1978 by corporate parent MCA. Minton presided over an era of profit and growth, although his abrupt style didn't gain him affection. Mailer called Minton "the only publisher I ever met who would make a good general."
Arrested: Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested Thursday on charges of driving under the influence and violation of the open container law after police in Nashville stopped him for driving the wrong way down a one-way road. Police said the driver, identified as Hunt, had two empty beer containers next to him and said he had been drinking alcohol "recently." A representative for Hunt didn't respond to a request for comment. Hunt's hits include "Body Like a Back Road," "House Party" and "Take Your Time."
Permit denied: Kanye West has been denied a permit to build an amphitheater on his ranch near Cody, Wyo. The Park County Planning and Zoning Commission made the decision after the rapper changed his plans, now seeking to include residential space. West plans to move the headquarters of his shoe and clothing company, Adidas Yeezy, to Cody.
Canceled: Apple has canceled the premiere of one of the tech company's first original films, "The Banker," the day before it was to debut at Los Angeles' AFI Film Festival. Apple said it learned of "some concerns" surrounding "The Banker" and needs "some time to look into these matters." The based-on-a-true-story film stars Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie. Mackie plays Bernard Garrett, who in the 1950s and '60s recruited a white man to pose as the face of his real estate and banking business. In 1968, Garrett was convicted of misusing bank funds.