There are many things Coldplay's frontman, Chris Martin, is uncomfortable discussing in interviews. Rumours of a rivalry with fellow supergroup U2 and his marriage to actress Gwyneth Paltrow are two.
Yesterday, it was whispers the band have been secretly rehearsing with John Farnham for a duet at the Sydney Sound Relief Concert on Saturday. Last week Coldplay's drummer, Will Champion, let slip that he had been learning Farnham songs, with the band seguing into the chorus of You're The Voice at a concert in Melbourne.
In Sydney yesterday for three gigs at Acer Arena, Martin squirmed when asked to confirm or deny the collaboration. "Perhaps … I only said perhaps, so that is all I am going to say," Martin said, before letting slip that the band had been too busy with rehearsals for sightseeing. Because we are not doing anything special at it, we have to do extra rehearsals," he quickly corrected.
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Coldplay in Sydney - 10th March 2009