Even if you are not a huge fan of David Bowie you have to respect him for having integrity and saying no to the likes of Coldplay.
The Coldplay lads once tried contacting Bowie to see if he would consider collaborating with them on one of their songs in which they had a “David Bowie-type character”.
Singer Chris Martin sent him a letter asking him to be involved and, according to a smiling Will Champion, Bowie replied, “It’s not a very good song, is it?” Coldplay’s reaction was to not be overly phased – Champion notes, “He was very discerning – he wouldn’t just put his name to anything. I’ll give him credit for that!”
That is just delicious.