49 oracle items tagged as will
May 8, 2013 / submitted by Barbora, Czech Republic
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?

As far as I know, Will is due to make a cameo appearance in Season 3 so it's not too late yet as there are still 4 episodes left.
I don't watch it so wouldn't know if I'd already missed it!

April 15, 2013 / submitted by Elizabeth, United States of America
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,
Elizabeth :)

Yes he was! When the guys perform the Stage C segment of the show, Will is recording on a hand-held camera before he joins the rest of the band - that's why he has a filming credit.

February 14, 2013 / submitted by Danny, United Kingdom
Q.  Hello Mr Oracle Sir, I've recently taken up the ukulele. Great little instrument. Do any of the band play them?

I bet Will can; he can play anything!

February 4, 2013 / submitted by David, Canada
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.

Luckily for you, Will popped in to chat about that with Steve Lamacq when they announced the winner of the vote.

January 15, 2013 / submitted by Rowan , United States of America
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!


It's not like many other bands where the drummer stays in the one spot behind his kit for the entire show so, no. Will gets to move to the front, X Stage, C stage (or whatever variation they've had on previous tours).
I'm sure he wouldn't be a drummer if he wasn't happy with the idea of being at the back. Or he could have chosen to stand up like the drummer in Jellyfish.

January 4, 2013 / submitted by Kidder, United States of America
Q.  What kind of sticks does Will use, and how has he been taping them on the MX tour?


Will uses Pro Mark 5b American Hickory wood tips and gets through 4 or 5 per show but I have no idea how they're taped - sorry!

November 29, 2012 / submitted by Justine, United Kingdom
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!

Ha! This made me giggle but you're right, Will does like scarves. The band as a whole do tend to wear scarves during the tour even if the weather doesn't seem to require one - good tip for singers.

October 15, 2012 / submitted by Shayla, Canada
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?
Thanks Oracle!

1. I'm afraid I have no idea as I don't understand Japanese but yes, it was Japanese as he spoke quite a bit of it during that show (Summer Sonic, 2008).
2. They weren't actually playing the instruments in that clip but Will is our multi-instrumentalist.
He started playing the piano & violin when he was 8, guitar at 12 and finally drums at 21 - yes, really!

October 3, 2012 / submitted by Pau, Argentina
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

Will did say that he doesn't own his own drum kit but he wasn't intending to buy one so he still doesn't have one. If he wants to play or practise etc. he can just go to the studio...

September 13, 2012 / submitted by Elizabeth, United States of America
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?


No, Will is multi-talented - as we all know - but rather too busy at the shows to be able to activate the Xylobands at all the right moments.
It's Jason who turns them on. Chris is saying Will's name as he gives the nod to start the backing track for Charlie Brown.