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KINGS OF LEON PLAY PRIVATE NEW YEAR'S EVE GIG; COLDPLAY JAMS WITH JAY-Z
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1/3/2013

Kings Of Leon played a private show on New Year's Eve (December 31st) for 400 guests on a yacht anchored at the Caribbean island of St. Bart's, according to NME.com. The bash, which reportedly cost $5 million to put on, was thrown by Russian billionaire businessman Roman Abramovich, who owns a private estate on the island. Celebrities at the party included P. Diddy, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and music producer Rick Rubin. Abramovich is the fifth richest person in Russia and 50th wealthiest in the world, with a reported net worth of $13.6 billion.

Kings Of Leon are slowly getting to work on their sixth studio album, which will follow up 2010's Come Around Sundown.

Drummer Nathan Followill and his wife, musician Jessie Baylin, welcomed a daughter named Violet Marlowe into the world on December 26th in Nashville. This is the first child for the couple, who married in 2009.

Frontman Caleb Followill and guitarist Matthew Followill have also become fathers in the past two years.

Meanwhile, Coldplay co-headlined a New Year's Eve show with Jay-Z at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn that featured various collaborations throughout the evening, including Coldplay singer Chris Martin joining Jay onstage for the latter's "Run This Town." Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow, along with their children Apple and Moses, danced along to the tune, while Martin also sang the tune's hook with the crowd.


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