WATCH: Chris Martin Covers Prince With Eighth Graders At Benefit

There have been many tributes since the mysterious death of the great purple one but none quite like this.  Coldplay's humble leader Chris Martin, performed 3 songs with a group of 14 year olds from Santa Monica, California at a pediatric cancer benefit concert there (Chords 2 Cure).

It was Chris's first "gig" since Prince's death and so he wanted to pay tribute to the icon by teaching the kids, "Raspberry Beret," one of his best known songs.  My favorite part of this (other than the performance itself and the kids' vocals) is when Chris tells the audience that his 14-year-old band-mates had never heard Prince's music before his death on April 21st. "Well," Chris said, "then ask your grandfather, he's probably my age." Pretty funny.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 04: Musician Chris Martin of Coldplay speaks during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Press Conference at the Moscone Center West on February 4, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Note: The teenage boy who sings the first verse of the song (below) and nails the vocals, was diagnosed with pediatric liver cancer at age 11.  His friends and fellow bandmates (called the A-Sides) organized the event to raise $10,000 to make a difference for children battling cancer.

'Hats' off guys, bravo all the way around and back.  Your grandfathers would be proud.


Chris Martin & A-Sides @ Chords2Cure benefit show - Raspberry Beret

Clip of Chris Martin as special guest @ #Chords2Cure benefit concert in support of research for pediatric cancer. He ended the 3 song set w/ a tribute to Prince along w/ 8th grade band A-Side and sang in duet with cancer survivor Jaxon