Q. Hi Oracle,
This is Harry Styles but is that Will Champion's elephant head from Paradise?!
Q. Hi Oracle :)
I was just wondering about the instrument Will used in Up In Flames-- what is its name? It sounds so unique! :D
Q. Hello Oracle! I know that Will began playing drums when the other person didn't show up, and we know that Will is the fabulous drummer he is today, but do you think that other person regrets not showing up, or do you think he probably thinks nothing of it? Thanks!
Q. Hello there :)
I have been wondering lately about how Will joined the band. He didn't play drums until he joined so how did it all come about? Was he friends with the others beforehand? If he didn't play the drums previous to joining, what was his role going to be in the band? If you think about the info out there, it kind of sounds like they were all sitting around one day, talking about who they could get to drum and Will said, "I've never played but I'll give it a go," and the rest were all, "Well... okay. Sure. Why not?"
Also, according to Wikipedia (which is always true HAHA), Will joined the band on July 31, 1997, which is a very specific date (and not just Harry Potter's birthday but Will's birthday also!) Is there a story behind it that could be shared? Would you mind filling in the story of Will joining Coldplay a little bit for all of us?
Thank you so much!
Q. Did the band members ever make a major wrong decision w/ the potential to ruin their future& hopes? How did they cope w/ it?
Q. Hey Oracle,
I know that Coldplay's first name was Pectoralz. I would like to know the meaning of that word and how many instruments does Will Champion know to play? And I'm 14.
Q. I just finished watching Game of Thrones season 3 episode 9, and I am 99% sure that I saw Will Champion playing a drum in the band! Was that him or was I just imagining things?
Q. Hello Oracle, I saw a few articles that said Will is going to appear in season 3 of Game of Thrones. It was a couple of months ago and there are already 5 episodes out (Will wasn't there) and there are still 5 episodes left of this season so I wanted to ask is that true? Will Will really be acting there?
Q. Hey Oracle,
Today, for the probably the 50th time, I watched Live 2012, which is my favorite movie of all time. In the credits at the end of the movie, under "Montreal Film Crew" "Camera Operators" one of the names listed was "Will Champion" - Is that a coincidence or was Will apart of the filming?! Please let me know!
Your #1 Coldplayer,
Q. Hello Mr Oracle Sir, I've recently taken up the ukulele. Great little instrument. Do any of the band play them?
Q. Now that Clocks is number one on 6 Music's Greatest Hit, what does Will think about it since at first he thought it was rubbish, like he said in the Q&A part many years back on the Nissan Live sets by Yahoo.
Q. Dearest Oracle,
Does Will ever get bored sitting behind his drum set? Chris runs freely around the stage and interacts with the crowd. Guy and Johnny move occasionally. I just wanted to know if Will ever yearns to work the stage a little. Cheers!
Q. What kind of sticks does Will use, and how has he been taping them on the MX tour?
Q. Hey, Oracle! I've been wondering, is it just me, or does Will seem to REALLY love wearing scarves? It seems that so many of his pictures are of him with a snazzy scarf to along with the outfit - are they like a go-to accessory for him? Thank you!
Q. Heya Oracle,
I saw this video of Coldplay performing in Japan from 2008. I have two questions.
1 : What was Chris saying in the beginning of the video? I assume it was Japanese.
2 : In the video there was a clip of them playing violins and cellos. Do they really know how to play those instruments?
Q. Hello there! :D
My question is simple as well as the answer I suppose.
After Glastonbury 2011 Will and Chris were interviewed and if I'm not wrong it was made very clear that Will doesn't own a drum set. I mean, one to practice at home (?)
Did he already buy one?
PS: Besides he's a terrific drummer, a master!, I don't think he needs practicing when they have 180 shows each year uh? Top of all (his awesomeness) he's my favourite but please don't tell him what am I saying. GO TELL HIM! ;D
Q. Dearest Oracle,
I was watching videos on Youtube of the Chicago Concert this year that i attended, I notice when Chris Asks for the wristbands to be turned on he ask for Will to turn them on. Does this mean Will Champion actually controls the wristbands or is somebody else named Will as well?
Q. Hello Oracle,
I was just wondering about what Paris said in the recent interview. He mentioned doing Will's drumkits for the tours. But in the Glastonbury interview, I thought Will didn't own any drumkits at all. Can you clarify the confusion?
Cheers from Malaysia!
p.s. When is Coldplay coming here? Massive fans here
Q. Hi Oracle! I was watching this interview and I saw that Will has a tattoo on his left arm. I've never seen that so I was wandering what is it?
Q. Hi Oracle, I am the drummer in Viva La Coldplay (A Coldplay Tribute Band from Liverpool/Manchester). I was recently given a pair of Will's drumsticks (well used) and as a prized possession I wanted to make sure these are Will's (given to me after a show), so my question is could you tell me what sticks Will uses and are they modified in any way? I've searched the internet with little joy! As a second part to my question, how often would will change his sticks? Kind regards Mark.
Q. Hello Oracle!
I was just wondering, on the new track Moving To Mars, who does the backing vocals/harmonies?
I know Chris does some, but in the bit where it goes, "and I heard it on a TV show..." I'm sure I can hear other voices in there. Sometimes I think it could be Will but other times I think I can hear a woman too?
Q. Hey Oracle,
I don't understand if Guy joined the band in the very beggining or did he join later? If he joined later, who played bass?
Q. Hi Oracle
Too cold in England?
I love Will's voice in Death Will Never Conquer. He is very talented!
Tell me, what is the possibility of Will Champion singing on the next album?
I know, there's nothing wrong with Chris. He's absolutely fantastic. =)
Q. Hello Oracle, I recently read that you said Will had tickets to a Mumford and Sons concert (I really like them) I was just wondering how, like Will Champion would attend a concert without being bombarded by hundreds of people? I've been very curious for a while actually.
Q. Dear Oracle,
Why does Will look like he's about to knife someone in almost every band photo?
Q. Hello Oracle
I had found in the web an album of Will Champion called Crispy but I can not find any song.
Is it an album of Will?
Q. Hi Oracle!
I was watching the ad for the end of decade clearout sale and I saw Will is wearing a neck brace. Is Will had an accident or something?
Q. Hi Oracle hope all is well; I was thinking of trying to earn a few extra quid for good old crimbo....I have been considering busking which leads me to the following questions
1. Did any of Coldplay ever busk either together or alone?
2. If so... Were they any good?
3. How much did they make?
:) JB BELFAST.
Q. Cool Q,
I was just reading the wikipedia page of Coldplay, when I found out that in the early beginning of the band Chris kicked out Will. Only 3/4 sentences later 2 rules of the band are there. The second one says: "the band would fire anyone who used hard drugs."
so, should I link this then just written rule (just after this 'thing' between Martin and Champion) with the fight of the two?? Did Will do something that did not agree with that rule? Or was it just some discussion about girls and money?:P
Hope you have the answer and of course that you are alowed to give it.
you are the best Coldplay! I'm really glad chris and will made up their fight and that coldplay is so big right now!
Q. Hello Oracle. You're great.
But enough about you, I'm wondering what inspired William to get a hand tattooed onto his left arm. Could you help me out?
Q. Oracle, you don't answer much questions about Will so hopefully you answer this: I recently saw a video on youtube of the boys performing "Billie Jean" in Munich, Germany. In the video Chris gave the mic to Will to sing but he would not until Chris begged him. I have to ask why? Is he shy or does he not like singing? It can't be since he's in the band! Thank you Oracle :)
Q. Dear Mr. Awesome Oracle,
I heard that Will plays the voice of Private on Penguins of Madagascar. Is that seriously true?
Jackie <3 <3
Q. Hail to the Great Oracle,
Is Will Champion a man of few words or silent person? Sometimes his composure is so calm that it makes me wonder.
Q. Dear Oracle
I saw a video of Will singing and also saw him singing in concert and I was wondering what song it was.
Q. Hi Oracle,
My question is:
at the show "wetten dass..." on Saturday night, Will hurts himself. What is happend? Sorry for my bad school-english and thanks for the answer!
Q. Dear Oracle,
Why does the band refer to Will as "the frightening one"?