The month of March in 2009 for Coldplay started off with an interview with Brian Eno mentioning that he had to mentally separate Coldplay and U2 while working with these ‘two biggest bands in the world’. An extract of the interview: "I realised it could have been, but there was no friction on either side. First of all they know each other. Bono said he thought it was a good idea. But I felt sensitive that in one computer I had all the work I was doing on Coldplay and all the work I was doing on U2 and I had to mentally keep them apart."
Meanwhile, March saw the media jump on U2's Bono, having reportedly called Chris Martin a ‘wanker’ on a UK live radio at the end of February. Chris Martin, however, denied that it was Bono’s personal attack at him, saying that it was a joke. "I always thought he felt that way," Martin joked. "I think it's great that we're arch enemies," Martin said. "That's a joke too.''
Chris Martin celebrated his 32nd birthday in Australia with his father, Anthony Martin who followed him in Coldplay’s Australian Tour. It was Martin's father who was was the last man standing, having stayed on at the upmarket bar after his famous son left. "My dad is more of a rock star than me," Martin said yesterday. "He embraces the lifestyle." Also, Coldplay attended a birthday party thrown by Merrick, Kate & Rosso from Nova 96.9FM (Sydney, Australia).
Coldplay took the honour of opening Sydney Bushfire Sydney Sound Relief on March 14th, 2009. The show hit its highest point when Chris Martin suddenly jumped off the stage during ‘Fix You’ and run through the crowd for half of the Sydney Cricket Ground before going back on stage to finish that final song. The band played seven songs including You’re The Voice of which they called the Australian singing Legend John Farnham to the stage to join the set.
Read the full March 2009 Coldplay review article in the Coldplay forum here [thanks Zeya & aniskywalker]
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