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Coldplay Cover R.E.M.’s ‘Everybody Hurts’ in Honor of Recently Disbanded Group

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Rock fans worldwide were sad to hear that alt rockers R.E.M. were officially calling it quits. The band has left a huge impression on various genres with songs like ‘Losing My Religion’ and ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It.’ The members of Coldplay must’ve been sad to see R.E.M. part ways, since the paid tribute to the group with a live cover of the emotional ballad ‘Everybody Hurts.’

While performing at the Midtown Music Festival in Atlanta, Ga. over the weekend, the British quartet took on R.E.M.’s hit single, which reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released back in 1992. Coldplay frontman breathed new life into the track, channeling his inner Michael Stipe while singing the melancholy tune.

‘Everybody Hurts’ was an appropriate song choice for Coldplay, since the news of R.E.M.’s breakup has hit lots of rock fans hard. On the other hand, Coldplay aren’t going anywhere, as they are gearing up to release their new album ‘Mylo Xyloto’ on Oct. 24.

Watch Coldplay Perform R.E.M.’s ‘Everybody Hurts’

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