Since Prince’s passing on Thursday, tributes continue to roll in after the iconic musician’s death, with today’s contribution coming from Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin. Martin performed “Raspberry Beret” at “Chords 2 Cure,” a Los Angeles benefit concert in support of pediatric cancer research. But the “Hymn For The Weekend” singer brought some special guests on stage and sang with A-Side, a local band made up of eighth graders.
“Yesterday, I said, ‘Let’s do this song,’” Martin told the crowd. “I said, ‘It’s a very famous Prince song,’ and they said, ‘We don’t know it. We never heard of it. We’re like 14.’ And I said, ‘Well ask your grandfather.’ They learned it in like three hours and now we’re going to play it.”
See fan shot footage of Martin and co. performing “Raspberry Beret” and Coldplay’s X&Y album cut “Twisted Logic,” his first time playing the song live.