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    Did Chris Martin really break a guitar in Monterrey? Coldplay's Oracle reveals all...

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


    April 29, 2010 - submitted by Mariana, Mexico

    Q. Hola Oracle, Como estas? I had the chance to go to the Monterrey gig and while the band was performing Yellow I saw Chris breaking his guitar on the the stage! I wanna know why did he do that? Is it a sort of a tradition for him? BTW I loved the way that the guitars were decorated! Who painted them? Muchas Gracias, Besos!

    The Oracle replies:

    Muy buen gracias. You know, I have to confess I did not even notice that on the night; I was too busy watching the crowd go nuts with the balloons. It's not a tradition in fact not a usual thing for Chris to do. I can only put that down to last night of tour adrenalin and knowing he wouldn't need it the following night but I can tell you, I am SO glad that wasn't a guitar that had been sold in the auction! Phew! As mentioned previously all the guitars (bar one) were painted by Vicki, the band's personal assistant.

    April 29, 2010 - submitted by Pam, United States of America

    Q. Hello, do the boys like Lil Wayne? Thanks!

    The Oracle replies:

    I've never heard them talk about him or seen them listen to him but again, going back to Dave their manager (who you may recall was listening to B.o.B in the back of the car), he loves

    ! I can't abide those obvious innuendo lyrics and clich餠videos; with over 47 million clicks to watch that video I don't think he'll miss me. It was hard to find something without use of colourful language and references to all sorts of shenanigans to illustrate that I'm more of a Snoop dude myself.


    April 29, 2010 - submitted by Roberto, United States of America

    Q. I very much like the Exhibition Room, there is some beautiful work there, especially that which is hand done verses Photoshop generated art. It seems Coldplay favors original creativity verses machine made. Is my observation correct, or am I imagining things?

    The Oracle replies:

    Neither is the case Roberto; the band don't select the exhibits so they're not favouring original over machine. Neither is the curator who selects pieces based purely on merit rather than how they were created. I'd struggle with that to be honest. I have to accept the Photoshop generated art and modern architecture of our world but I confess I love art and design of old the best.


    April 28, 2010 - submitted by Kassandra, Canada

    Q. Hi there! This has probably been asked a zillion times before but I can't seem to find your answer to it, so what is with the whole 42 thing? Why is that number special to the band? Thanks!

    The Oracle replies:

    It has been asked a few hundred times that's for sure Kassandra but like many of life's mysteries, this one is also remaining as such! There have been many theories; it's not so much that it's a secret but the band do like to keep a sense of mystique about many things. It makes it open to interpretation by the fans too.


    April 28, 2010 - submitted by craigsanatomy, United States of America

    Q. Why do you end all of your tweets with "Anchorman" ? I love you guys, but that's going to get real old, real quick!

    The Oracle replies:

    Seriously? And you being an American too I would have thought it meant more to you than most! Anyway this is a blatant excuse to show a video... An anchorman is someone who delivers news which our, er, Anchorman does. Besides that it's also an hilarious movie starring the comedy genius that is Will Ferrell.


    April 28, 2010 - submitted by Eduardo, Mexico

    Q. Hello. I was wondering that If I ever go to the Bakery and ring the bell... Would somebody open to me and deliver a letter (written on recycled paper) to Coldplay?.

    The Oracle replies:

    Erm, probably not as most people based there are so very busy working - not to mention going up and down the stairs signing for deliveries etc. that I guess they'd prefer you use the letter box in the door! The band don't answer the door in case you're wondering as they're beavering away in the studio. All mail ends up at the Bakery whether it be via the management office in L.A or EMI records and of course if everyone turned up at the door they'd be queues for miles so it's not encouraged.


    April 27, 2010 - submitted by Andreas, United States of America

    Q. Dear wisest Oracle, Did Coldplay collaborate with B.o.B on his song "Not Lost", which is essentially a rap spin-off of Lost!? Much thanks in response!

    The Oracle replies:

    I first heard that song in the back of a car en route to one of the Latin American shows. It was played to me by the band's manager and so I can tell you that Coldplay did not collaborate with B.o.B on the track; it's a sample use only.


    April 27, 2010 - submitted by Eduardo, Mexico

    Q. Hi Oracle! this is certainly worth to answer! What does the projected Baudot codes mean in the "Fix You" video, when Chris is walking down the street? I know they mean something!

    The Oracle replies:

    It says Make Trade Fair - like in the album's booklet.


    April 27, 2010 - submitted by Pam, United States of America

    Q. Okay! Hello Oracle! On the song All Good Things Come to an End who is the girl singing? Thank you!

    The Oracle replies:

    The lady in question is Nelly Furtado.




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