When Coldplay's Chris Martin bounded on to the stage at a packed Rod Laver Arena this week, rest assured of two things: he was utterly in his element and his breath was minty fresh, writes the Herald Sun, in the latest Australian Coldplay interview.
As the British quartet has morphed in the past decade from charming indie rockers to world-beating arena act, the singer has picked up a Rain Man-like list of rituals he ticks off before every show, one of which is cleaning his teeth.
"For me, there are about 18 things that have to be done before I can go on stage, but they are all too ridiculous to repeat," Martin says. "I have to brush my teeth before I go on stage, otherwise I don't feel like I am smart enough."
Read the new interview article including talk of Coldplay's next album at the Coldplay forum here