1. Coldplay's songs are now almost devoid of dominant guitar sound. So, there's no point of a lead guitarist to remain in this group.
  2. No, it was a joke regarding the absolute lack of guitar sound in the latest single (and generally speaking, in their music from this past decade).
  3. Is it my imagination....or does Higher Power bear a resemblance to this :

  4. After sitting with it for a week... I like it!
  5. This was literally a few minutes from my house the other night and I still could not be bothered to walk down to the riverfront to watch it