17 September 2014 / submitted by George, United States of America
Q.  Hi Oracle,
After lyrics are posted on, are they ever amended if Chris sings something different on the actual recording than the written lyrics?
Chris only usually changes the lyrics when performing live after the song is released into the big wide world. We keep the website's lyrics as originally recorded. They are only amended if there has been a mistake.

17 September 2014 / submitted by Jerry Balot , Philippines
Q.  Hello again Oracle,

I just noticed that Coldplay releases a new album every three years ever since A Rush of Blood to the Head in 2002. Is it possible (or even true) that the next Coldplay album will come out in 2017?
Not necessarily, there were only two years before the first two albums: 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 & 2014.
As we discussed in Team Oracle a couple of weeks ago, anything is possible (within reason), so yes it is possible the next album could be released in 2017 though as Chris has already been on record saying they are recording, it's likely to come well before then.

17 September 2014 / submitted by Joshua, Indonesia
Q.  Hello, O. Is it true that Chris can't or couldn't read music sheet? Do you think that the capability of reading music is needed to expand musical talent? Thanks and sorry if someone has asked this before.
The first part has been asked before - it's true.

Regarding the second part - you tell me. I don't think it is needed.
Isn't Chris proof that no, it's not necessary at all?

17 September 2014 / submitted by Peter, United Kingdom
Q.  Does Coldplay have a tour bus?
No. They used to travel by tour bus but now it's mostly cars and planes with an occasional train. The last time I was on a bus with the band was the short journey from the airport terminal to the plane. Before that it was when a group of us went on an away day (paintballing) - we all got a coach there.

16 September 2014 / submitted by Maribel Dionisio, United States of America
Q.  Hey Oracle!
So I have currently downloaded the Origami Star because, well, I obviously wanted to try it out and I got stuck on Step 7. I need help! I feel like a complete idiot for not being able to understand it. I love Coldplay, and in my opinion, they're the best band ever. Anyways, have a wonderful day or evening Oracle!
-Yours Truly,
A Teen.
I admit I am useless at following such instructions. Luckily for us, someone made a YouTube video. Hopefully you will recognize step 7 when you're watching and successfully complete your star.
Good luck!

16 September 2014 / submitted by Tricia, Philippines
Q.  Hello O,
Just curious, during tours or in between recordings, do our boys hang out in a single room and watch a particular TV show or something?
What are they collectively interested in other than the music they create together?
If it's a TV/radio appearance or awards show type set up, there's a green room where the guys will chill out beforehand. Here they may read, chat, listen to music, watch a film, play video games (solo or against each other), make phone calls or whatever.
When they're on tour, it's a much bigger operation. There are several rooms for band personnel, family & friends plus the band have one large dressing room and warm up room(s).
They may also go and kick a ball about, go for a run or visit catering.

16 September 2014 / submitted by Faye, Australia
Q.  Hi friend,
Even though Chris is the only band member in the True Love video were the other band members required at the video shot, possibly to make any decisions or make sure they are happy as a whole band with what was happening?
No. Unless the band are all in the video, they're not required at the shoot and weren't on set for True Love.

15 September 2014 / submitted by Ellie, United Kingdom
Q.  I was wondering what your favourite Coldplay video is?
And whether there's a video in particular the band enjoyed filming the most?

They all said they really loved filming the A Sky Full Of Stars video in Australia
I think you can tell when you watch it. There's a real happy vibe to it.
Paradise & Magic stand out too.

15 September 2014 / submitted by Kira, Australia
Q.  Do any of the guys have social media?
No. The only social media they have is as a collective / the band.
Anyone claiming otherwise is an imposter.

15 September 2014 / submitted by Jonny, Germany
Q.  Hey there!
Are there other band members than Chris in the True Love Video?
No, just Chris.