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123 oracle items tagged as chris
September 29, 2014 / submitted by Princess of China, United States of America
Q.  Hello to all!
Quick question:
Recently I visited Chris Martin's biography profile at Wikipedia.
And I noticed a big change!
Chris' name is listed as Christopher James John Martin ! Then lists his birth name, the name we know he by Christopher Anthony John. So my question is, Why the name change and is this official? Thanks a lot. Peace and love.
Say hi to the boys of Coldplay!

As you say, under the photo of Chris on the right hand side, it correctly gives his name as Christopher Anthony John Martin.
I love Wikipedia but it is not gospel and so anything you read there may not have been verified and isn't to be taken as 100% truth.



September 15, 2014 / submitted by Jonny, Germany
Q.  Hey there!
Are there other band members than Chris in the True Love Video?
Thanks!

No, just Chris.


September 11, 2014 / submitted by Isabelle, Netherlands
Q.  Hello Oracle,

I just found this video of a concert in Australia. What does Chris say at 40:18? I'd love to know that.

Isabelle, Netherlands.

Just before they play ASFOS he says, "If you are wearing a tie, now might be the time to take it off".




September 10, 2014 / submitted by Jordan, United States of America
Q.  Was that Chris in the green shirt sitting next to Apple Designer Jony Ive at the Apple Watch Event?

Chris was in Cupertino for the event but I haven't checked where he sat or what he was wearing. I got my information from Stephen Fry via Anchorman.




August 25, 2014 / submitted by Faye, Australia
Q.  Hi friend,
I just saw Chris do the ice bucket challenge, who's he with? She said she's a fashion designer.

By the way, it was my favourite ice bucket challenge! (I'm not bias at all ;-) )

He did the ice bucket challenge with Stella McCartney - hence them nominating her father, Sir Paul McCartney.


August 21, 2014 / submitted by Nathan, Netherlands
Q.  Hey Oracle,

Why does Chris Martin after, I don't know, 10 years of playing his Yamaha GT20 pianos, suddenly switch to a different one?

Greetings from Holland
Nathan.

Given Miller is Chris' keyboard technician (and all round genius with a bunch of technology), I asked him about the current key situation.
"This new one can 'play itself' in A Sky Full Of Stars and Magic. What it plays is actually a midi recording of Chris playing the song in rehearsals". He's actually had it since the Christmas Lights video where we did the same trick".
It plays in time with the song and the screens because of Miller's clever synching.



August 4, 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.

Our winners were selected randomly once the deadline had closed on 29 July. The winners were notified by email shortly after.


July 31, 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...

No. Chris has said that he won't go solo; not that he wouldn't play without the band. He's performed on his own many times before (& sometimes just with Jonny) so don't be sad. August is usually the month that everyone takes as holiday.


July 28, 2014 / submitted by Joanna, United Kingdom
Q.  Hello Oracle,
Is there a Coldplay-song like Halo (Baby, I can feel your halo)?
Love from Iceland
Joanna.

No; Halo is a Beyonce song. There have been occasions where Chris has accompanied Beyonce on piano.
The first time was at the Hope for Haiti charity telethon (January 22, 2010) and again on New Years Eve 2011 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas show.



July 18, 2014 / submitted by Scott, United States of America
Q.  Hello O,

How does Chris feel about him switching to a non-vegetarian diet being a top headline on TMZ?

I don't tend to comment on private issues but this baffles me. Chris has been eating meat for years. There was a period of vegetarianism a while back but I didn't alert the media when I saw him eating meat again. He did say publicly last week that he was considering going back to being a vegetarian which will see the back of turkey / chicken breast salads that he has been eating.


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