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20 August 2014 - submitted by Hunter, United States of America

Q.  Hi, Oracle.
Many of us know the 1975 hit song Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and that it was re-released in 1992. My question for you is do Coldplay have the power to re-release a song they've already put out or is that something that just happens as a song grows more popular on its own? If the case be true, I could see Clocks regain its popularity. What do you think?
Thanks!

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20 August 2014 - submitted by Miguel, Mexico

Q.  I have a quick question that came to my mind a second ago :
Is the VIVA logo still painted at The Bakery's wall?

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20 August 2014 - submitted by Jacob, Canada

Q.  I watched the A Sky Full of Stars video, and I'm pretty sure I saw Chris Martin in it. Am I right?

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19 August 2014 - submitted by William, United Kingdom

Q.  Watched ASFOS video and I do believe Roadie 42 makes an appearance as well.

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19 August 2014 - submitted by John, United Kingdom

Q.  Is it 'Ask-Oracle-About-The-ASFOS-Music-Video' day?

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19 August 2014 - submitted by Mariano, Venezuela

Q.  Dear Oracle, I watched the ASFOS video again and I saw Matt McGinn with sunglasses and of course Kelly. Still missing who you mentioned yesterday? Can't wait for the True Love video!

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19 August 2014 - submitted by Saad , Morocco

Q.  Dear Oracle, were you or Anchorman in ASFOS video ? (Just read your answer among today's questions and it made me think...)
Thanks a lot !

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19 August 2014 - submitted by Luke, United States of America

Q.  Is Avicii in the ASFOS video?

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18 August 2014 - submitted by Andrea, Peru

Q.  Hi Oracle,
Why Phil was in a koala suit on the #ASFOS video?
Thanks!

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18 August 2014 - submitted by Michael, United Kingdom

Q.  To The Oracle
Paradise (an awesome song, from an awesome album, from an awesome band) has some strings in it. Are they 'real' or from a string synthesizer?
Thanks.

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18 August 2014 - submitted by Chloe, Lebanon

Q.  Dear Oracle,

Many thoughts crossed my mind during my Coldplayathon (a.k.a. Listening to the full discography of Coldplay in one go)

And here is a thought that kept crossing my mind and I was wondering what is your input on it:

What is more important in life? To do whatever it takes to chase your dreams and ambitions, or to stick to friends and family and be contented with what you have?

Thanks!

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15 August 2014 - submitted by Jojo, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #180
I'm a full-time college student but I'm feeling more and more guilty and anxious about not having a job to help my family. My parents work extremely hard and I feel like they are earning just enough to pay their bills. I'm scared that they're never going to be free of their debt and me not working is not helping. They've assured me that they'd rather have me continue studying hard and getting As in school, but I still feel guilty. Coldplay's music helps me when I start to panic but sometimes it's not enough. Do you have any advice?

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15 August 2014 - 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 21 August.

Currently in tears, I came out of a 9 year relationship a year a go were the other person thought it was good to purposely hurt me for their own gratification, It took over a year to get over this. I have since meet someone who is really nice and an inspiration, we are in a no commitment relationship, but when he says that he is going to come over he does not. Should I continue with this. I have know him for over 2 years and liked him from the first time I meet him. If you say your going to come over then do so, I am a pretty simple easy going person and my mum calls me a Big softy, cause all I do is help people. Should I continue with this no commitment's relationship, even though I have deep feelings for this person now, or should I just push everything down toughen up and get on with life? Miranda, Australia.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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14 August 2014 - submitted by Carla N, Peru

Q.  Do you believe that everyone has a doppelganger or twin in the world? Because there's a guy in the place I work that look EXACTLY like Jonny.
Thank you for your answer.

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14 August 2014 - submitted by Lisa, United Kingdom

Q.  My daughter was/is an amazing drummer but she's had 1 year off after getting a bit burnt out after constantly performing/practising . She is now 14 years old and has just picked music for her GCSE , how can she get back into having fun with drumming without getting pressure from teachers. She would love to get back onto stage but she doesn't have a band to perform with.

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14 August 2014 - submitted by Mitchell, Canada

Q.  Great Oracle;
I am really curious about the song Mining on the Moon. I can't find it anywhere, and based on the title it sounds like it would be a really interesting song. Did you ever hear it? Are there lyrics or any information that you can give us about the song? That would amazing :D
Thanks! Good day

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14 August 2014 - submitted by Hermon, Ethiopia

Q.  I met 3 guys that are perfect for me. One of them is everything I've ever dreamed of but he lives a continent away from me.
The second one makes me feel like I'm a princess and I deserve everything in the world. He calms me down when I'm angry and he's just the best thing that's ever happened to me. He tells me he luvs me everyday but he sees me just as a friend and now he moved to England but he's coming to visit for the summer.
The third guy I can tell anything to and is really funny but he has an anger management problem like me and I need a guy that can help me calm myself not worsen the fire.
I really don't know what to do. Can u help me Oracle? Thanks.

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13 August 2014 - submitted by Millie, United Kingdom

Q.  Hey Oracle,
I realised that Coldplay seem to hire artists to create the artwork for their albums and I was wondering if they ever created art between themselves?
Thank you!
Millie:)

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13 August 2014 - submitted by Angie, Peru

Q.  Hi Oracle. :-D
I need you to answer these questions, it would be very important to me.
1. I was browsing online and saw the image of a book: Roadie: My Life on the Road with Coldplay by Matt McGinn, and let me know if still for sale ...
2. Violin or bass?? I love those two instruments, but they will only going to give me one for my birthday. Which would you choose? which brands you recommend?
Thanks dear, funny and beautiful Oracle,
Angie
P.S: greetings from Peru, we love you.

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13 August 2014 - submitted by Carly, Australia

Q.  Please smart Oracle let me know the truth my Aunty said bands have to lip sync on Brit tv shows because of expenses. I'm so upset I have seen them perform on the Graham Norton show and no way it looked like it was lip synced! After being at 2 Coldplay concerts I know they don't lip sync plz Oracle I hope I can tell my Aunty she is wrong! Put my heart and stress at ease thanks for all your posts.

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12 August 2014 - submitted by Rhys, Canada

Q.  Is it too late to tweet an #ASFOSstar to Coldplay? I just got Twitter and missed out on posting it for the band to see.

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12 August 2014 - submitted by Jordan, Australia

Q.  Hi oracle, I would like to know what the exact meaning of the song, The Scientist is. In detail please it's for a school assignment.

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12 August 2014 - submitted by Danielle, United States of America

Q.  Hi Oracle!
I was in a restaurant the other day and I heard a song that sounded a lot like God Put a Smile Upon Your Face, so out of curiosity, I used SoundHound and found out Mark Ronson did his own version. I really liked it... How/Why was this version created and what does the band think of it??
Thanks!

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11 August 2014 - submitted by PrincessOfChina, United Kingdom

Q.  Hello to Coldplay and all the Coldplayers of the world!
Ok, I have many friends who are fans of Coldplay, one of my dearest friends asked me, "Wouldn't it be great if Coldplay wished every Coldplayer a happy birthday".
Well, my question is:
Would it be possible for Coldplay to send us Coldplayers a HAPPY BIRTHDAY greeting by email when our b-day comes around?
Thank much! Kisses.

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11 August 2014 - submitted by Marco, United States of America

Q.  Dear Oracle,
Recently I've been seeing posts in twitter where Chris (in an interview) says: "I've always known we needed to make 7 albums... After that, I don't know."
To us, Coldplay fans, that was very shocking and for most, saddening...
Does that mean the ending of Coldplay?

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11 August 2014 - submitted by Bonnie, United States of America

Q.  Does the band go through customs like every else or do they go through a special line? Do they fly on private jets?

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8 August 2014 - submitted by Olivia, United States of America

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #179
My mom once told me that once in a person's lifetime they have this one short moment that they remember for the rest of their lives. Do you think this is true? How could one small fragment of time be so important? Olivia. USA.

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8 August 2014 - 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 14 August.

I'm a full-time college student but I'm feeling more and more guilty and anxious about not having a job to help my family. My parents work extremely hard and I feel like they are earning just enough to pay their bills. I'm scared that they're never going to be free of their debt and me not working is not helping. They've assured me that they'd rather have me continue studying hard and getting As in school, but I still feel guilty. Coldplay's music helps me when I start to panic but sometimes it's not enough. Do you have any advice? Jojo. USA.

Look forward to reading your replies.

The Oracle.

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7 August 2014 - submitted by Eloise, France

Q.  Hello Oracle, How are you?

I was wondering who sings in the song The Goldrush... ?
This song is very funny !

Thank you for your answer // I love reading all the answer you put in this website !

Best wishes to all members + to Phil Harvey !
Eloise

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7 August 2014 - submitted by Brennen Diehl, United States of America

Q.  Is the beach in the alternate video for Viva la Vida and Yellow the same beach?

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7 August 2014 - submitted by Isabelle, Netherlands

Q.  Dear Oracle,

Ghost Stories is out now for over two months. That isn't very long, but though I have a question about the next album:

Chronologically, there is the year of the album, and in that same year and the year after that there is the tour. After the tour the band takes a year/half a year of rest and then starts recording. This all takes 3 years (or 2 between Parachutes an AROBTTH).
But now there is no tour. Does this mean we can expect the next album in 2016 instead of 2017? I'd love to know that, if possible.

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Isabelle

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6 August 2014 - submitted by Graeme t, United Kingdom

Q.  Hi O
Can you tell me Chris said can we do the end again at Radio 1 Big Weekend and Chris said to Will you don't have it! What did he not have? Thx

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6 August 2014 - submitted by Valene, Canada

Q.  Dear Oracle, which Coldplay song I should choose to play at my upcoming wedding this fall?

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6 August 2014 - submitted by Steven, United States of America

Q.  Hello Oracle,

Has there ever been a case where one of the guys didn't like a certain song for an album, but was "out voted" by the rest of the band? Or does the entire band have to agree with everything that goes on the record?

Thanks!

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5 August 2014 - submitted by Stuart, United Kingdom

Q.  Is it true that the band nearly finished a new LP and then scrapped it to start again?

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5 August 2014 - submitted by Faye, Australia

Q.  Hi Oracle,
I was at the absolutely amazing Sydney show at Enmore on Thursday and I noticed that they had the Reactable on stage for Midnight but didn't play Midnight. Was it originally on the setlist but was changed at the last minute?

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5 August 2014 - submitted by Jo, United Kingdom

Q.  My ex is the reason I got into Coldplay. He use to play songs in the car. We had a moment together during The Scientist.. one which I don't think I'll ever forget. I now can't listen to Coldplay without thinking of my ex but don't want to stop as I love their music. Any suggestions please?

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4 August 2014 - submitted by Rebecca, United States of America

Q.  When and how will the winners of the contest be notified? I think I might have written my email wrong and really want to go to NY for the concert.

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4 August 2014 - submitted by Lau, Argentina

Q.  Hi Oracle! This may seem like a silly question but I was wondering, do the guys (and the people who work w/them) need a working permit or Visa for every country they visit outside the EU even if they only go to perform let's say 1 show or to do some promo? If so, is it annoying to have to apply for so many? I was just curious! I hope you pick this question!
Have a nice day!

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4 August 2014 - submitted by George , United Kingdom

Q.  Hi Oracle, you referred to ASMs and such that are part of the live show production not having studio input - you then mentioned that Matt McGinn had an input on Square One. I didn't quite understand, what input did he have?
Thanks.

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4 August 2014 - submitted by Veronika, Germany

Q.  Truth or Dare ?

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4 August 2014 - submitted by Nima, Iran

Q.  Hi Oracle!
Have the boys heard the greatest band in history is back? What do they think about Pink Floyd releasing a new album?

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1 August 2014 - submitted by Isabel, Mexico

Q.  TEAM ORACLE QUESTION #178
I have this optimistic feeling around me, where everything is possible even in the darker, difficult, uncomfortable moments of life. I'm telling you this because suddenly I realized that my family is awesome even when my parents aren't the best example of a couple. They had horrible arguments in front of us; my siblings were more affected on their behaviour than me.
Now, my brother, sister and myself are in a stage where we can say we have succeeded.
I'm so proud of them, the three of us have a degree or are about to get it, so I wanted to share with the whole world their achievements as I've heard stories of children that because of their loneliness they tend to forget their dreams. My siblings are a clear example of 'being hardworking brings you hope'.
That's why I want to ask, do you have a wonderful story which makes you be proud of everyone who is around you?
Maybe my story and my question could sound silly or not enough interesting but I believe the world needs to hear or read more hopeful stories rather than harmful ones.

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1 August 2014 - 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 7 August.

My mom once told me that once in a person's lifetime they have this one short moment that they remember for the rest of their lives. Do you think this is true? How could one small fragment of time be so important? Olivia. USA.

Look forward to reading your views and hearing about your memorable moments.

The Oracle.

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31 July 2014 - submitted by Al, Spain

Q.  Once Chris said that he would never ever played without the rest of the band. Did he changed his mind? I'm very sad, maybe Chris is thinking of a solo production and we'll have to say goodbye to Coldplay...

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31 July 2014 - submitted by Kyle, United States of America

Q.  Hey Oracle! Does Coldplay take track flow into consideration when putting together their albums? I've just noticed how great the flow is on each record, especially Ghost Stories.

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31 July 2014 - submitted by Valentina, Italy

Q.  Will I ever find true love?

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30 July 2014 - submitted by Maria, Bulgaria

Q.  Hi Oracle!
I've noticed something a bit strange on the banner for Ghost Stories on iTunes - Chris' face seems to be blurred or at least not focused by the camera when the photo was taken. Is there a reason for this? Was it done on purpose for Guy, Jonny and Will to stand out?

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30 July 2014 - submitted by Davide , Italy

Q.  Hello Oracle,
Was 19 May the first time A Whisper has been played live or did they play it in 2003? Thanks so much

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30 July 2014 - submitted by Dahlia, Czech Republic

Q.  Hi, do you ever hear music in your sleep while dreaming and remember what you heard when you wake up? Have any of the band members come up with a melody after being kissed by the muse of music in the middle of the night?

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