Beck and Chris Martin Team up for 'Loser' Performance: Watch

Chris Martin and Beck
Presley Ann/Getty Images for Hammer Museum

Chris Martin and Beck perform onstage during Hammer Museum's 17th Annual Gala In The Garden on Oct. 12, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Beck’s era-defining indie hit “Loser” got a fresh reboot on stage in Los Angeles when the multi-hyphenate artist was joined by Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

Beck, Martin and a backing band of five musicians remained seated throughout the performance, which took place Saturday at the Hammer Museum’s annual Gala in the Garden.

Jordan Peele, Judy Chicago (both of whom were honored), JJ Abrams, Tom Ford and Dakota Johnson were among the high-profile guests in the house for the surprise collaboration, which was captured and shared by The Hollywood Reporter‘s Chris Gardner.   

Beck and Martin have worked together several times in the past. They were briefly bandmates in 2016, with the formation of a supergroup for anBoys and Girls Club benefit in Malibu, California.

And the previous year, the pair performed "Heart is a Drum" at the Grammys, on a night when Beck pulled off a major surprise by winning album of the year for Morning Phase

Beck’s upcoming 14th LP Hyperspace is said to be coming soon..

Watch footage of the “Loser” performance below.


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.