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4 March 2015 - submitted by Angelica, Australia

Q.  Hey Oracle,
I was at the RAH the first night Coldplay performed. It was amazing, but I noticed something small. I noticed that Guy was standing on some platform whilst Chris and Johnny were not. I mean, don't get me wrong, Guy is one handsome bloke who deserves to be on a platform - period. But I was just wondering why he needed one during the concert?

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4 March 2015 - submitted by Rhys, Canada

Q.  Hi Oracle, here's an interesting question I found, and I wanted to ask you:
If you could have dinner with any 5 people, relatives or celebrities (from any time in history, dead or alive), who would you choose and why?

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3 March 2015 - submitted by Akash, India

Q.  The film Boyhood (2014) features the song Yellow at the very beginning of the film.[while displaying the title of film]

So did they ask permission to Coldplay for including the song in the film??(because of any copyright issues?)

Thank you in Advance...
Akash Ben

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3 March 2015 - submitted by Alex, United States of America

Q.  Oracle, I love her and she just got out of a long relationship, what should I do? I confessed my love and she said she loves me in many ways too. However, she says the timing hasn't been and isn't right at the moment. Being patient hurts.

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2 March 2015 - submitted by Laura , United States of America

Q.  Has Coldplay ever done a Live Lounge session? Have they covered any songs there? Also, are there any rare covers you know of?

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2 March 2015 - submitted by Bailey, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle! I'm just wondering, what's the talking from in the background of the song Easy to Please?

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2 March 2015 - submitted by Karolyn, Ecuador

Q.  What colors you see on the dress? White and Gold, or Blue and Black?

I see blue and black.
Loves, Karolyn

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27 February 2015 - submitted by Carrie, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #206

Have you ever wanted to express to someone how much they mean to you and how grateful you are for them but there just aren't words that exist that will properly convey what you feel? What do you do?

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27 February 2015 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 5 March.

I'm debating whether to do what I know is right or what makes me happy. I would appreciate your wise advice. Thank You. Pam, USA.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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26 February 2015 - submitted by Hans, Germany

Q.  I have a Xyloband from the Mylo Tour. Do you know if it is possible to iluminate it again?
Thank you!

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26 February 2015 - submitted by Clementine, France

Q.  Hello, I'm wondering if Coldplay has got any fanmail adress. This is just the best group in the entire world, and I wanna write them a fanmail... Thanks!

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26 February 2015 - submitted by Kristin, United States of America

Q.  Why was it so weird to sit in the 2nd row? (when you went with your family),

I sat behind the stage once- strange angle, but amazing concert of course!

Kristin

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25 February 2015 - submitted by CPSongOfTheDay via twitter, New Zealand

Q.  Hey Oracle. Do you have any info on a song called Before I Lose which was possibly played in 1998?

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25 February 2015 - submitted by Lucas, Brazil

Q.  What's your guess for the Academy Awards this Sunday?

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25 February 2015 - submitted by Kamili, Croatia

Q.  Dear Oracle,I'm fascinated by the fact that you've been replying to people's problems every Friday for so many years. It motivates me and it's such wonderful thing. It made me wonder if would be possible that each of the band members reply for example once a year,so we'd have 4 answers a year from them? Thanks,bye! :-) Kamili

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24 February 2015 - submitted by Gwenn, France

Q.  Hello, what film inspired Chris to write Every Teardrop is a Waterfall? Thank you. Love Coldplay and members.

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24 February 2015 - submitted by Millie, United Kingdom

Q.  Hey Oracle!
I was just curious whether you know if all the band are attending the Brit Awards this year? I know that they've been nominated, but last time there was only two of them. Also, will you be going too?
Thank you so much.

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23 February 2015 - submitted by Marie, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle!
What determines a song having a music video or not??
Thanks in advance if you answer!
Marie, USA

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23 February 2015 - submitted by Brianne, United States of America

Q.  Oh mighty Oracle. Seems to me like you're the best source for an answer to this question: When will Coldplay going on their Ghost Stories tour? I am a huge fan and I'm hoping that it's soon. Follow-up question: Could they please come and play in Buffalo, New York? It would make me extremely happy! ?

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20 February 2015 - submitted by Ewart, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #205
My family is currently going through a dire financial situation. My dad owns a business that barely pulls in any revenue, so he can't pay the business taxes to the IRS. We have encouraged him to get another job for years now, but he has been very stubborn. We have been barely making it by.
Recently, we discovered that my dad hasn't paid his business taxes since the 2011 tax day. Our mom has been going through lots of mental and emotional turmoil. She is an elementary school teacher with full credits and a dual Master's Degree, but as a teacher, she doesn't pull in much money. She actually also tutors on top of that.
I have two younger brothers, and this financial tension has been very hard on our family of five.
Recently, we received a voice mail from the IRS that said that they're going to file a law suit against us due the fact that my dad hasn't been paying his business taxes. My mother feels that a divorce is inevitable, but she doesn't know what to do. The IRS will take money out of her pay check, even though she doesn't own the business, or has never associated herself with it.
Oracle, I need advice terribly. I am still in high school. I am going to college in a few years, and this stress has been making my grades slip. Please provide advice not only for me, but for my entire family.
Oracle, I'm not allowed to ask anyone else for advice on this matter. I can't confide in my friends, the guidance counselor at my school, not even my Pastor. You're all I've got. Thank you.

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20 February 2015 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 26 February.

Have you ever wanted to express to someone how much they mean to you and how grateful you are for them but there just aren't words that exist that will properly convey what you feel? What do you do? Carrie. USA.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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19 February 2015 - submitted by Wayne, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,
The bells chiming toward the end of Oceans sound somewhat like the bells heard on Pink Floyd's High Hopes (Division Bell album). Any influence, am I hallucinating?

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19 February 2015 - submitted by Veronika, Germany

Q.  Dear Oracle,
I love reading your answers...
I am interested in your answer to a question. You posted a link but my PC warned me because of malware. Could you please post another link to another page?
Thank you :)

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18 February 2015 - submitted by Ashlyn, United States of America

Q.  Where did the idea of the running man animation come from for Charlie Brown? I absolutely love it and I have always wondered!

Sorry if you have already answered this one.
much much love

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18 February 2015 - submitted by Conrad, Germany

Q.  Dear Oracle,

how is the lighting of the origami stars on stage working?

Thank you!
I wish you a merry Advent season
Conrad

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17 February 2015 - submitted by Faye, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle,
Just curious, generally (not specifically Coldplay) how long is there between an album being completely recorded (the last day in studio) and the release/the album going on sale to the public?

Thanks :) LOVE YOU!

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17 February 2015 - submitted by Daniel, United States of America

Q.  I loved the gig that the band performed at the iTunes Festival in Austin last year. I really wish there were plans to release an EP or even a DVD of the performance. Are there plans for either of those?

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17 February 2015 - submitted by Jamie, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle, Hope you're weather in London is better than mine in Chicago. I'm wondering, if you were to buy tickets to a Coldplay show, where would you try to sit? I like the idea of being on the runway or stage, but people there seems to spend the show looking up. I'd love to be close and get a great view at once, if that's possible.

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16 February 2015 - submitted by Mike, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle! :-)

Another Brothers And Sisters related question!
How many copies were made of the original CD release back in 1999?
There are a few floating around on eBay so I know they cannot be as rare as the Safety ep (500 copies).

Many thanks.
Mike

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16 February 2015 - submitted by Akash, India

Q.  In the interview with Fearne Cotton and Coldplay (Making of Ghost Stories), a picture of initial track listing for Ghost stories was shown.
It included songs like The Race, Atlas, World Without You and Mist.
My question is that whether these songs were changed to a different title in G.S
or was never recorded??

Thank you in Advance...
Akash Ben

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16 February 2015 - submitted by Harrison, Australia

Q.  Hey O!
I was looking on iTunes and apparently the DVD is rated M (PG-13), why is that does Chris swear or something?
Thanks!

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13 February 2015 - submitted by Madalina, United Kingdom

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #204
What's the most beautiful thing that ever happened to you? Madalina (via twitter).

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13 February 2015 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE??
As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 19 February.

My family is currently going through a dire financial situation. My dad owns a business that barely pulls in any revenue, so he can't pay the business taxes to the IRS. We have encouraged him to get another job for years now, but he has been very stubborn. We have been barely making it by.
Recently, we discovered that my dad hasn't paid his business taxes since the 2011 tax day. Our mom has been going through lots of mental and emotional turmoil. She is an elementary school teacher with full credits and a dual Master's Degree, but as a teacher, she doesn't pull in much money. She actually also tutors on top of that.
I have two younger brothers, and this financial tension has been very hard on our family of five.
Recently, we received a voice mail from the IRS that said that they're going to file a law suit against us due the fact that my dad hasn't been paying his business taxes. My mother feels that a divorce is inevitable, but she doesn't know what to do. The IRS will take money out of her pay check, even though she doesn't own the business, or has never associated herself with it.
Oracle, I need advice terribly. I am still in high school. I am going to college in a few years, and this stress has been making my grades slip. Please provide advice not only for me, but for my entire family.
Oracle, I'm not allowed to ask anyone else for advice on this matter. I can't confide in my friends, the guidance counselor at my school, not even my Pastor. You're all I've got. Thank you. Ewart, USA.


Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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12 February 2015 - submitted by Maria, Venezuela

Q.  Hi Oracle!
I saw that Coldplay had been nominated for the Grammys 30 times of which they've won 7.
Do you know where I can find a list of those nominations?
Hugs, Mary.

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12 February 2015 - submitted by Katie, United Kingdom

Q.  I found this picture of the Ghost stories tracklist Chris wrote up. Why does it have "under one roof" written on the ghost things at the side? It wasn't played there, so is it for a future concert?
Here's the image.
Thanks ;)

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12 February 2015 - submitted by Madeline, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle,
I was just wondering what the people who book acts for music festivals are called and how one would go about becoming one of those people?

Thanks.

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11 February 2015 - submitted by Matt, United States of America

Q.  Dear Extremely and Fantastically Knowledgeable Oracle,

I was doing some searching around on the internet and came across an interview with Chris with Kevin and Bean in which he said that he was working on a track that was originally for someone else but he loved it so much that he was going to ask for it to be a duet. Other than that, he didn't say much about the track.
Is there any truth to this? Or is there any news on the song?
Thanks for taking time to answer (hopefully).

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11 February 2015 - submitted by Christian, United States of America

Q.  What's up with video uploads from past albums on the Coldplay Official YouTube channel? It's appreciated, but why is it happening?

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10 February 2015 - submitted by Ethan, United States of America

Q.  Hey Oracle!

This question is a follow up to the one you answered regarding which album was the hardest to record.

I wanted to know how exactly the band recorded their first ep's and Parachutes? (as I am trying to make is myself).
Were they signed before the release of the ep's or after? If not, did they fund it themselves and how did they get the producers/labels attention? Anything else you can tell me about their unsigned days would be helpful.

Thanks a lot,

Ethan.

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10 February 2015 - submitted by AR, United Kingdom

Q.  I know this isn't bizzare or interesting, but I am very much in love with someone. We are in a relationship and he treats me well, although material things don't count as much. Anyway, I keep thinking that I need to end our relationship. He often does things that hurt my feelings and makes me feel insulted. Is it worth it?

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10 February 2015 - submitted by Chris, United States of America

Q.  I know the song, 'Til Kingdom Come was intended to be performed alongside Johnny Cash. My question is: had the band ever met Johnny before he died? And if so, what was the nature of their relationship to each other?

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9 February 2015 - submitted by Nacho, Spain

Q.  Hi, Oracle!
I have a question to ask you. It's about the music industry and the covers. If a group decide to cover a Coldplay song to record it on an album and ask the record company for permission to do it, is the group informed about that or is the record company staff who manage it? Could the group (Coldplay in this case) even ban the version if they didn't like it?
Thank you!

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9 February 2015 - submitted by Kevin , United Kingdom

Q.  Greetings Oracle! I was just browsing and read that Chris co-created a band called Bunga. Do you have any facts you can share about it? Thanks!

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6 February 2015 - submitted by Michael, United Kingdom

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #203
My girlfriend has broken up with me. Coldplay's music was always very special for our relationship. As I won't stop fighting for her, I am willing to do everything for us. As she keeps on blocking me, I need to do something special for her to show her that I really need her.
Thanking you so much in advance!

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6 February 2015 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

Q.  WHO'D LIKE TO JOIN TEAM ORACLE?

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply. In the spirit of Valentine's Day but without the Hallmark Holiday quality, this week's is a light, lovely Q.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to theoracle@coldplay.com before midnight Thursday 12 February.

What's the most beautiful thing that ever happened to you? Madalina (via twitter).

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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5 February 2015 - submitted by Aditya, Indonesia

Q.  Just saw a video Coldplay's BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session covering Rihanna's We Found Love, it's really interesting.

But one thing that still intriguing me, it's sound a little bit similar with A Sky Full of Stars. Do you picking cues or some tunes from that cover for A Sky Full of Stars?

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5 February 2015 - submitted by Chris, Canada

Q.  I heard that when the band was recording X & Y they recorded many songs that they did not release. Do these songs exist and if so will they ever be released for us to hear?

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4 February 2015 - submitted by Charlie, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle,

When Chris drew the broken heart and ghost on the Atlas hand-written lyric sheet the band tweeted last year, was he hinting at Ghost Stories? Or did they not have that name yet?

Thanks,

Charlie

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4 February 2015 - submitted by Saad, Morocco

Q.  Dear Oracle,
So I was listening to Wedding Bells and it just hit me that it sounds a lot like Christmas Lights musically and lyrically too (I always loved you and I always will). Is it just a coincidence ? Or is there an actual relation between the two songs ?
Thanks a lot for all the answers you provide, and know that we love Coldplay, Phil Harvey, Anchorman and the Oracle, and we always will.
Saad.

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3 February 2015 - submitted by Mike, United States of America

Q.  Can we conclude that the GS "tour" is over now?

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