September 25, 2013 - submitted by Alejo, Peru

Q. Dear Oracle. Do you know how Chris felt during and before playing this beautiful cover of Nightswimming with Michael Stipe himself? I mean, he was playing with musical icon, did he feel nervous, anxious? It would good to know some advices from him.
Greetings from Peru, your loyal fan Alejo :)


The Oracle replies:

They have performed this together more than once. The first time was at a Coldplay show in Atlanta back in 2005. Before the show they rehearsed backstage to make sure they got it right. The band are good friends with Michael so any initial nerves dissipate once they're onstage.
The last time Chris & Michael duetted was 2012 at the Sandy benefit concert.