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    Coldplay's Oracle discusses Will's singing, Trouble videos and the Puppets' welfare

    oracle.jpgMore questions answered by The Oracle... (submit yours now!)


    September 4, 2009 - submitted by Heide, United States of America

    Q. Oracle, you don't answer much questions about Will so hopefully you answer this: I recently saw a video on youtube of the boys performing "Billie Jean" in Munich, Germany. In the video Chris gave the mic to Will to sing but he would not until Chris begged him. I have to ask why? Is he shy or does he not like singing? It can't be since he's in the band! Thank you Oracle :)

    The Oracle replies:

    Will sings backing vocals on many tracks and has had a solo spot during the acoustic part of the show but on this particular occasion, it was the fact that Chris was asking him to sing the falsetto part of the song as reported by Roadie #42.

    September 4, 2009 - submitted by Kevin, United States of America

    Q. Hello great and wise Oracle! I know there's an alternate Trouble video that was rejected in the States for being "too dark". Now that Coldplay is as big as they are, do you think this video will see the light of day again??

    The Oracle replies:

    That video was the original not the alternative so it hasn't been hidden away; should be easy to find online given that it wasn't banned or anything.


    September 4, 2009 - submitted by Robin, Germany

    Q. Dear O, who is travelling with the Coldplay-shaped puppets? I mean, somebody has to take the photos, right? Bye!

    The Oracle replies:

    It's more a question of who are the puppets travelling with; they travel with the band of course. It's Dan "the Man" Portanier who is looking after their day to day touring. Given their current state I'm sure you think he's not doing a great job looking after their welfare but travelling all over the world when you're around 10 inches tall is no easy feat. (FYI: That was the puppets height, not Dan's!)


    September 4, 2009 - submitted by Evelien, Belgium

    Q. Dear Oracle, We know who the fifth band member of Coldplay is, but who do you think was the fifth member of the Beatles? Was it Brian Epstein, George Martin, Stuart Sutcliffe, or who was that fifth Beatle? Thanks Oracle!

    The Oracle replies:

    Although Stuart Sutcliffe is referred to as the fifth Beatle, he was technically one of the four members so I am ruling him out. If we're looking for the equivalent of what Phil Harvey is to Coldplay then I'd have to go for Brian Epstein given that he managed the band, as of course Phil once did for our boys. George Martin is a wonderful thread running through both bands as those of you have seen The Nappies' video will know!






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