Coldplay Giving Away Latest Live Album Because of Recession

LeftRightLeftRightLeft. That's the stupid name for Coldplay's upcoming live album recorded during their 2009 tour, still going on. The good news for fans? It is going to be completely free online this May 15:

Playing live is what we love. This album is a thank you to our fans - the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen.

However, instead of adopting Nine Inch Nails' position on free music, Coldplay is saying that they are doing this as a thank you to fans in this time of economic recession. I'm not going to argue with their reasons. It's free and I like Chris Martin. Although not in the way Jason Chen likes Chris Martin. OK, maybe a little.

Check the band's tour dates at their web site, and go there on May 15 to get the album. [Coldplay]