July 22, 2013 - submitted by Tim, Canada

Q. Is Coldplay allowed to play Gravity at a concert even though the gave the song to Embrace? And do you think they would remember how to play it?


The Oracle replies:

Anyone can play anything live regardless of who had the "hit" with it so yes, they can play the song. Plus as the song's original writers, it would never be an issue to perform or record Gravity.
I'm sure they can remember how to play it though from time to time they do forget certain parts. It comes back... a bit like riding a bike - you never totally forget, just get a little rusty.