Chris Martin is planning to retire next year.

The Coldplay frontman doesn't want to become an ageing rock star and is keen to quit music before he feels too old.

He said: "I'm 31 now and I don't think bands should keep going past 33. "So we're trying to pack in as much as possible. Up until the end of next year, we'll just go for it in every sense. I don't believe in time off.

"We've still got our own hair, we can still fit into our musical trousers and we've got to make the most of that."

The 'Clocks' singer - whose last album 'Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends' topped the album charts in 36 countries - claim his band have only had such a successful year because their rivals have taken a break.

He added: "The reason we're the biggest band in the world at the moment is because the others are on holiday. That's how you get your breaks. That's how the understudy gets his opportunity. "While U2 and Green Day are away, we've gotten to make the most of it."