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    Coldplay's Oracle on 'Random Acts' (LP6 rumour), Bitter Sweet Symphony, Faultline and more...

    More questions answered by The Oracle... (circa. 4700! questions now answered - submit yours now!)August 29, 2013 - submitted by Michael, United KingdomQ. There was a Coldplay song being played in the back ground towards the end of Secret Diary of a Call Girl on Channel 4, what was it? I did not recongise it from the past songs. Please help it sounded great!The Oracle replies:Just before the band started recording A Rush of Blood to the Head, Chris was invited to sing on two Faultline tracks: Where is My Boy? and Your Love Means Everything Part 2. The latter is the track you're looking for.August 29, 2013 - submitted by Alejandra, PeruQ. Dear Oracle: is Guy or Chris singing in the timeline year 2007 video? It doesn't really sounds like Chris.The Oracle replies:There are a few videos on the 2007 Timeline so I assume you mean the one that plays as you click 2007 - 'Til Kingdom Come in Buenos Aires. Guy wrote the note that accompanies the video but it is Chris singing the lead with Will providing harmonies. Guy's mouth is too busy playing harmonica. I know what you mean though, Chris' voice does sound a little different in places.August 28, 2013 - submitted by Eleanor, United States of AmericaQ. Hello, I'm a massive fan of Coldplay as well as Mumford and Sons. Did any of the Coldplay guys go to Glasto this year? Also have they played on the same bill before with M&S. Thanks and I hope you're enjoying your summer.The Oracle replies:Yes, Chris went to Glastonbury. Both bands have been on the same bill but only at festival type shows (i.e., the Secret Policeman's Ball) not at a regular show as support or anything. Jonny went to see Mumfords play the War Child show at The Garage in London last month I'm sure he didn't mind that they were introduced as "the biggest band in the world". Happens to the best of them.August 28, 2013 - submitted by Sriram, SingaporeQ. Am I allowed to name the album that I am making Random Acts..?The Oracle replies:Ha ha ha, I see what you're doing, Sriram. Nice try. Yes, you can if you want to...August 28, 2013 - submitted by Natalie, United KingdomQ. Hi! I was wondering why Chris often mentions the song Bitter Sweet Symphony by the Verve. In one interview he said that was his favorite song. And in another video, he told a DJ to play it. It's kinda weird to me, because that song is kind of a rip-off from Viva la Vida. Thanks!The Oracle replies:Chris is a fan of The Verve and that really is a song he loves. Bitter Sweet Symphony was released the year before Coldplay formed and ten years before Viva la Vida was written though. Maybe it's the strings that make you hear a similarity. The Verve actually sampled from The Andrew Oldham Orchestra's version of The Last Time by The Rolling Stones.August 27, 2013 - submitted by Oryx, CanadaQ. Hey Oracle! I was watching a documentary the other day on Coldplay. The part about how they started was pretty inspiring (well, the whole thing was). My question is what kept the band going and motivated all those years before their big break?The Oracle replies:The band's career took off very quickly. There were no "all those years" before their big break - more like a few months! They were doing what most new bands do; writing, recording and playing live. They'd got themselves a demo and had sent it out to key industry people but their break came after appearing live at In The City music convention in Manchester. Our archived timeline shows the band's relatively short history prior to their record deal.August 27, 2013 - submitted by Nathan, United KingdomQ. Hi there, I was just wondering when you will next be playing in London. I saw the 6th December, but wasn't sure if that was an old gig? Please let me know, All the best, NathanThe Oracle replies:Coldplay played Dingwalls in London on 6 December 2011 so yes it was an old gig. All you need to do to check dates is look at our live section. This is where you'd find a current touring schedule - if we had one - and also the interactive map showing where we have previously played.August 27, 2013 - submitted by Pipa, BelgiumQ. I heard that they sometimes go home between two concerts, but do they also go to the UK for one or two days when they are touring in America?The Oracle replies:The band travel home in between European concerts but it's far too far to commute to work when they're touring the U.S. That said, they do tend to set their base in New York and travel back there when it makes sense to.Recent Coldplaying tweets you might be interested in:

    Where's Coldplay? http://t.co/MYHSwAw4ld (tip: download image and use zoom)

    — Coldplay news (@coldplaying) August 30, 2013

    Video: Postcards From Far Away piano cover (by gln2d3) http://t.co/rPCOj2YyDQ

    — Coldplay news (@coldplaying) August 31, 2013

    Multimedia update: Coldplay - Amsterdam live (Reykjavik, Iceland 2001) [MP3] http://t.co/o0NYUJ3oGy (rare!)

    — Coldplay news (@coldplaying) August 31, 2013

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