U.K. newspaper The Sun now reports that Coldplay's as-yet-untitled fifth album is scheduled to come out a week later in a "chart battle." Gallagher is used to chart battles, Oasis having gone head-to-head with rivals Blur back in 1995. And Coldplay famously replaced Oasis at the album summit in 2005 when they released their third album X&Y a week after Oasis' Don't Believe the Truth.
In reality, this is possibly not a real "battle." Gallagher and Coldplay's Chris Martin are friends, and their record companies