Jump to content
  • Guest

    Coldplay's Oracle reveals Chris Martin's drumming talents

    oraclelatam.jpgMore questions answered by The Oracle... (over 1200 questions now answered - submit yours now!)


    March 16, 2010 - submitted by Dean, United States of America

    Q. Dear Oracle, Has Chris ever tried playing drums before? I'm just wondering because he's so multi-talented and I don't think I've ever seen him play them.

    The Oracle replies:

    I've seen him play the drums and he's pretty good. As it's not his instrument of choice we won't be seeing it in the future!

    March 16, 2010 - submitted by Sally, United Kingdom

    Q. Do you and the band look at the exhibits in the Exhibition Room?

    The Oracle replies:

    Phil and Chris definitely do and I know Guy, Will & Jonny do from time to time. I set Coldplay.com as my homepage so I see them everyday too. The strangest thing happened which I had to tell the Curator - I would have showed the evidence if it hadn't been stolen! There was a bootleg magazine for sale in Monterrey that had the lyrics to every Coldplay song in English & Spanish. There were many photos of the band from years gone by as well as up to date ones but there was also a picture of the exhibit from 6th March! I recognized it right away but didn't know whether the picture had been taken from this site or not. Given the creator of that art was Rodrigo from Mexico maybe it was pure coincidence. All the exhibits during the tour were from countries the band were visiting but it seems pretty quick to get the picture off here and into a magazine in the space of 4 or 5 days!


    March 16, 2010 - submitted by Karen, Mexico

    Q. Hello dear Oracle!! Well first of all thank you all for coming to Mexico! It meant a lot to all of us. My question is: you've been saying that even when the 3 de Marzo stadium was one of the smallest you've been playing on, would you daresay it was the loudest? Hope you come soon! :)

    The Oracle replies:

    Estadio Tres de Marzo was indeed the smallest and the penultimate show of the Latin American tour. Up to that night the crowd was the loudest in my opinion but the final night in Monterrey at Estadio Universitario were even louder! Granted there were more people there but still less than at Buenos Aires, Rio, Sao Paulo and Mexico City!


    March 16, 2010 - submitted by Tamara, United Kingdom

    Q. Dear Oracle, I want to show you a

    , I think these children deserve to be seen.

    The Oracle replies:

    Seen? Well they definitely deserve to be heard but I have to say the visual made me queasy. Yes, the Oracle is not a fan of 'performing' children but I must confess... they're great! Also you may not believe this but the band were watching this clip in their dressing room before the show in Guadalajara last week! I kid you not - no pun intended.




    Pictures of winning auction items (Chris Martin's Fender Rhodes piano) in the Coldplay end of decade clearout sale (by lo&loud):












    Sorry it took so long as I have been away from home since 26th. We're just back It was surreal to see the last ever VIVA show on 11th as we were lucky to see them at first ever Viva show at Brixton Academy in London/UK way back in June, 2008 (which was pure luck as we discovered there was a concert while we were in London - D'OH) So we somehow managed to witness the opening and closing of an era It's amazing to see how things improved and changed inbetween these two dates! I have yet to take proper pics of rest of the items, but here is a small teaser of Chris's first piano - Fender Rhodes! I'm getting a glass display case made for this so wait for proper photos of it on display. I haven't cleaned anything on it and never will. It still has all the spiderwebs inside and dirt outside lol. It also has some handwritten stuff on it, on many places on both the piano, and the flight case. Some might even be lyrics, but I have yet to verify as it's mostly black on black and green on black with some of the writings wiped making it really difficult to read. Amazing piece of music history, as this is the piano that Chris has moved to London with way back when he started school. As Chris claims, when the band were first getting to know each other, it was only because he owned this that Guy wanted to speak to him at all. This piano witnessed the whole band history. Early school days, Starfish days, "the" Coldplay and finally Coldplay Some of the earliest Coldplay songs were written on it, and Parachutes album was also recorded with this piano. [thanks lo&loud]


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    This is now closed for further comments

  • Create New...