No Coldplay split, says mum of guitarist
The mum of Coldplay’s lead guitarist has scotched rumours the band might be poised to split. Joy Buckland – mother of the top band’s lead guitarist Jonny Buckland [pictured] – dismissed the speculation published in a Sunday newspaper.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was quoted as saying he wanted to leave the band – now regarded as the world’s top rock outfit – before his 33rd birthday in March 2010. Speaking from her home near Mold, Joy said vocalist Chris often made quips which were misinterpreted. She said: “People sometimes don’t understand his humour. There are often Chinese whispers about the band, but I’ve had no confirmation from Jonny that they are breaking up.”
Joy said the band had been playing concerts in the United States and were about to embark on a British tour. She and her husband John – a former teacher at Holywell High School – will be going to a Coldplay gig at Liverpool or Manchester next month. Joy added: “We are also attending their concert at the 02 arena in London.
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