David Bowie Totally Dissed Chris Martin & Coldplay

Coldplay performs live at Radio 1's Big Weekend
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Chris Martin of Coldplay performs live at Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green on May 24, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. 

It seems like superstar musicians are collaborating more than ever these days. Ever wonder how these talks go? No always smoothly, as Coldplay’s Chris Martin can attest.

During Dec. 11’s BBC Music Awards, Martin spoke about trying to get the great David Bowie to collaborate on a Coldplay song, only to be greeted by some ice cold Ziggy Stardust.

"One time i sent him a song to ask him to sing on it,” Martin said. “He called me and said, 'It's not one of your best.' He's got very high standards and I appreciate that. It inspires the rest of us to keep our standards high."

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There’s no word on what the specific song in question was, through we of course know Bowie made his formal return to music after a decade-long hiatus to release The Next Day in 2013. Still though, Bowie did some collaborations in the interim, appearing on TV On The Radio’s 2006 album Return to Cookie Mountain and Scarlett Johansson’s 2008 album Anywhere I Lay My Head.

Martin and company will release their next album A Head Full of Dreams -- expected to be their last -- in 2015.