Cox tipped as muse for new Snow Patrol album
SHE may not be a musician herself, but American actress Courteney Cox could have some serious influence over Irish group Snow Patrol's next album.
The Friends star is set to wed Co Down native Johnny McDaid (37) after getting engaged to the singer last week.
The loved-up pair have been together nearly a year and Johnny's band mate, Snow Patrol drummer Jonny Quinn, admitted Courteney (50) is likely to have an input on the forthcoming record.
"Johnny is a lovely guy, I've known him for a very long time. I wish him all the best," Quinn told The Herald.
"I could see her influencing a song on the new album, you never know. It's possible that could happen."
The drummer said the mum-of-one, who was previously married to David Arquette, is "lovely". "I've met Courteney on Skype quite a few times," he said.
"For being the mega star that she is, she's quite a down to earth, lovely person actually.
"It was through Ed Sheeran, they were working on a movie together. They [Johnny and Courteney] just met a few times by hanging out with other people. And it's just gone from strength to strength obviously, they're getting married."
It is expected the couple will say 'I do' in the US instead of Ireland.
While he was staying tight-lipped on revealing anything, Quinn (42) hinted the lavish nuptials could take place next month.
"I'm going to see them in August to stay with them, but I can't tell you about a wedding," said Quinn. "I haven't been told about it, but I am so happy they met, it happened a very organic way."
Snow Patrol are currently writing songs for their next album, due to be released in 2015, and Quinn (inset) said the band will record it in Los Angeles, where Johnny and Courteney spend most of their time.
"We did the last record there. We just rented a house and brought a studio into it," he said.
"And the sunshine was kind of nice in the winter. So Gary and Johnny have spent a lot of time out there and it seems like that's where we'll be.
"Gary has been writing for soundtracks, including Courteney's movie Before I Go and he's just been living life."
Jonny was speaking at the announcement of Guinness Amplify - a series of five weekend concerts by new Irish acts.