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    Coldplay's Oracle dismisses rumours of a Christmas album, and explains Will's absence from the Q Awards

    oracle.jpgMore questions answered by The Oracle... (over 2000 questions now answered - submit yours now!)


    October 27, 2011 - submitted by David, United States of America

    Q. First off I love Mylo Xyloto! it was magical! my question is about the possibility of a Christmas album, Chris mentioned on the Colbert Report that one was in the works, was he joking or is there one in the works?

    The Oracle replies:

    Without even having to ask someone to confirm / deny I know that it's definitely a joke and Chris is teasing; there is no Christmas album in any pipeline of any kind.


    October 27, 2011 - submitted by Jessica, United States of America

    Q. Dearest Oracle, I am looking at the back of Mylo Xyloto and I noticed that each song corresponds to a shape below, such as Up with the Birds is a bird shape. Can you tell me why Us Against the World is a sideways letter c and k? Or is it a variant on a stick figure? By the way I love the album but I wish that I hadn't seen footage of the band playing these songs live because I think they sound so much wonderful live. Thanks for answering my question and have a good day Oracle! Jessica

    The Oracle replies:

    Yes it's a stick figure but also the initials CK as you say, which stands for Car Kids.

    October 26, 2011 - submitted by Luis, Spain

    Q. Hey Oracle, Could you tell me the name of all Coldplay's EP albums and the songs from each album?

    The Oracle replies:

    Every official release is featured in our Recordings section so if you look there, you will find all the EPs with tracklistings.


    October 26, 2011 - submitted by Anthony, United States of America

    Q. So there is this girl and we are really good friends and I've liked her for about a year or so and asked her out a couple times and she said no each time. But now I'm hearing rumors that she really likes me but I don't want to go asking her out based off rumors and I mean we have A LOT in common so I think I should but at the same time I don't think I should. Please help.

    The Oracle replies:

    Rather than ask her in the same manner again, maybe make a little joke about it - like "you'll never guess what I heard? It's as if they don't know you turned me down twice! Unless it's 3rd time lucky?" If she doesn't seem interested, tell her you're joking but couldn't pass up the opportunity just in case. That way if she says no again, you won't feel too bad but... if the rumours are true, it'd be a shame to miss out after liking her for so long. If you don't like that idea, why not just ask one of her friends if there's any truth in what you have heard.


    October 25, 2011 - submitted by Rebecca, Japan

    Q. Dear Oracle, Could you please tell us why was Will absent from the Q Awards ceremony?

    The Oracle replies:

    As you probably know by now, Coldplay were named Best Act In The World Today in the public vote (thank you!) and all but Will attended the Awards ceremony in London yesterday (24th October). Will had a day off with the family before they reconvened to continue with press & promo duties. It's not the first time the whole band haven't attended as the Q Awards always seem to be when the band are at their busiest. I remember Guy didn't go back in 2002 when they had a show at Wembley Arena later than night. Here's a clip of Jonny & talkative Guy at yesterday's



    October 25, 2011 - submitted by Rudy, Slovakia

    Q. Hi all-knowing Oracle! Can you please tell us when there are lyrics available for Mylo Xyloto in the Recordings section? Also other question from yesterday. On Coldplay Facebook page there was a greeting for our country, why did we get this honor from you as MX was also released in other countries? Thank you in advance, greetings from Slovakia.

    The Oracle replies:

    They're coming! The lyrics will appear this week - maybe even today. Facebook is very clever; it allows you to send notifications to a territory at a time so you're not the only country to receive news of the album's release.


    October 25, 2011 - submitted by Dain, United States of America

    Q. I was listening to the live version that Coldplay did a little earlier and I noticed that just a tiny bit of things are different than in the one released in the album. Any chance that Coldplay will release a studio version of the live version they did?

    The Oracle replies:

    I know I know everything Dain but give us a clue mate. You were listening to the live version of what exactly? I might be able to help if I know which track you mean...


    October 24, 2011 - submitted by Carly, Australia

    Q. On the Mylo album it's mentioned that Davide Rossi did all strings so what did Jon and Guy play? Mylo rocks because it's full of guitar shame Coldplay lacked imput :-( I'm so cut up I love Coldplay.

    The Oracle replies:

    In this context, strings refers to violins & cellos etc. As is usual, Jonny played guitar and Guy played bass. Davide is in charge of non-guitar string instruments.


    October 24, 2011 - submitted by Ana, Spain

    Q. Would you cancel your concert in Madrid if it rains? Rain is predicted for Wednesday

    The Oracle replies:

    Spanish rain eh? No, concerts don't get cancelled for rain.


    October 24, 2011 - submitted by Laurie, Canada

    Q. Hi Oracle, How are the boys today? Are they quite nervous about the release?

    The Oracle replies:

    To be honest, they've been a bit busy. Chris arrived in the UK this morning and went straight to meet Jonny & Guy at the Q Awards where he presented Gary Barlow with the Classic Songwriter award and they collectively picked up the Best Act In the World Right Now award. Phil tweeted this morning that it's a relief for the album to finally be out there and I'd wager the band agree.




    New photos of Coldplay on the TODAY Show at Rockefeller Plaza {21st October 2011):






















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