January 13, 2014 - submitted by Vero, Argentina

Q. Hello Oracle! Is this book official? Or reliable about Coldplay's story?


The Oracle replies:

There are NO official Coldplay books including this one. Martin Roach actually wrote the first unofficial book, Nobody Said It Was Easy, and Viva Coldplay is an updated version of that.
I don't really want to advocate any of the unauthorized books to be honest. This Viva Coldplay book is what I'd call "copy, cut & paste" where all the information is already out there and has been put conveniently in one place. You won't see any exclusives and there is absolutely no involvement from the band.