49 oracle items tagged as will
November 11, 2009 / submitted by JB, United Kingdom
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?


Chris and Will did in fact busk together during their time at UCL and they humbly say that they weren't great and didn't actually earn much at all!

September 16, 2009 / submitted by Baedal, Thailand
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!

Good grief no. Will didn't break any rule and it wasn't anything about girls or money. It was just a low point for Chris that he has since talked about and they had a falling out. Chris regretted the decision and begged him to return and yes, we're all glad about that!

September 15, 2009 / submitted by Jill, United States of America
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?

Will's tattoo is inspired by his first-born daughter whose hand print it is!

September 4, 2009 / submitted by Heide, United States of America
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 :)

Will sings backing vocals on many tracks and has had a solo spot during the acoustic part of the show but on this particular occasion, it was the fact that Chris was asking him to sing the falsetto part of the song as reported by Roadie #42.

June 15, 2009 / submitted by Jackie, United States of America
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

No, James Patrick Stuart voices the part of Private.

June 10, 2009 / submitted by Chris, Netherlands
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.

Best Regards,

Will's definitely not silent! The fact he's calm, thoughtful and articulate makes him a perfect spokesman for the band. He may appear serious at times but I assure you he's not a man of few words and great company.

March 4, 2009 / submitted by Brooke, United States of America
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.

I will assume that it was Death Will Never Conquer as it's been a regular fixture on the Viva tour with Will taking lead vocal. At Christmas he also sang The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl) song Fairytale of New York, so if isn't the former, it'll most likely be the latter.

January 26, 2009 / submitted by Lisa, Germany
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!

Roadie #42 is back! You can read his blog to find out what happened to Will. Your English is very good!

November 20, 2008 / submitted by Melisa, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
Why does the band refer to Will as "the frightening one"?

He's not frightening but Will does have a very sensible head on his shoulder and when it comes to making band decisions he's really good at putting valid points across and keeping everyone focused. He frequently has the casting vote and his decision can sometimes override the consensus!