British rockers Coldplay have discovered they have an important new fan in San Francisco - the city's Mayor GAVIN NEWSOM.

Newsom, 36, spent 15 minutes chatting with the IN MY PLACE hitmakers when he called in to local radio station KLLC-FM last Wednesday (04MAY05) to express his admiration for the band, as well as welcome them to the Californian city.

Frontman Chris Martin and drummer Will Champion invited Newsom to their show at the Filmore but he was unable to make it, as he was already scheduled to attend a gala at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

09/05/2005 09:31