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- Posted on Aug 18th 2010 7:00AM by Andrew Kerr
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The drummer turned frontman, who left his former outfit for "personal reasons,"had decided to name his new project after himself but a meeting with the Coldplay singer was enough to trigger a rethink, the Daily Star reported.
Burrows explained, "I was in a pub with Chris and I told him I was doing my own thing. He asked what I was going to call it. So I said, 'My name, Andy Burrows'. But he said bluntly, 'That's crap, you can't do that, nobody would be interested.'" He continued, "I was never any good at band names as a kid and it was absolutely no different as a grown-up, sat next to Chris telling me my ideas were crap. I wanted to name it after a film called Kingshot -- that proved unpopular -- then Bandy Arrows."
In the end he settled on I Am Arrows, albeit with a little help from a Radio 1 DJ. "My very close friend Edith Bowman came up with the name."
Chris Martin and Edith Bowman weren't the only people to play a part in the I Am Arrows story. Another drummer who made the leap from behind his kit to the front of the stage made his contribution too.
"Dave [Grohl] was incredibly inspirational, he gave me a big shout-out on stage once and I spent a very heavy night with him too. I'd bumped into him in London so asked if he wanted to go for a pint. We spent the next eight hours having one of the most amusing nights of my life" Burrows told the tabloid.