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June 3, 2014 / submitted by Linda, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle, I was completely moved by the recent TV special for Ghost Stories. The hour left me quite speechless and deeply moved. Anyway, I was wondering if the 3 markings on Chris's guitar (looked like from a sharpee marker) had any significance. They were cool and was just wondering. The album is brilliant and as a fan from the get-go , I am so happy they are making music that pleases them and not just for the critics or to just make $ etc. Thanks for reading my question! Linda.

I had the same reaction, Linda. The guitar symbols are significant in that they link to the album themes: a heart, a ghost and an O.



May 20, 2014 / submitted by Chelsea, United States of America
Q.  Even though Coldplay didn't release, Your Love Means Everything, with their current label, will they ever play it live or re-release it? It's a beautiful song and needs to be heard more often! :) Much love! xoxo

They can't release a track that isn't theirs. It's actually called Your Love Means Everything part 2 from the album Your Love Means Everything by Faultline.
It's not Coldplay, just Chris as a featured vocalist. Chris also sings vocals on another track, Where's My Boy?

FYI: The album was originally released on the Blanco Y Negro label in 2002 and re-released by EMI/Capitol in 2004.



May 14, 2014 / submitted by Safy, Egypt
Q.  Wise Oracle,

You replied on May 8th on a question about the band's earnings & how theyare split 40/20/20/20 as Chris mentioned in the Zane Lowe interview. I remember he said afterwards, that everything else is split 25/25/25/25. I am confused, what is split 25% & what is split 40/20/20/20?

In general terms when people talk about spilts, they're referring to songwriting. This means that the publishing spilts are 40/20/20/20. The 25/25/25/25 refers to all other earnings. For example revenue from merch sales, touring etc.
There are a heck of a lot of outgoings too of course.



May 8, 2014 / submitted by Chris, Germany
Q.  Is it true that the members of Coldplay split their earnings 20-20-20-40?

Yes it is. Chris mentioned this during his interview with Zane Lowe last week. He added he wasn't sure if he'd said that before. He had - he told Howard Stern back in 2011.


April 16, 2014 / submitted by Greg, United States of America
Q.  Howdy Oracle!

I'm not sure if this had been answered before, but who are the two people sitting in the back of the In My Place video?

Thanks a bunch!

Greg

I first answered this in 2009 and again (indirectly) in 2011 but just for you, Greg here it is again.



April 10, 2014 / submitted by Karolyn, Ecuador
Q.  Hi:) Did Chris learned the magic tricks he did in Magic video? I mean, he really did that? Thanks, love you.

Chris was actually taught the magic tricks on set by magician, Joe Labero.


March 19, 2014 / submitted by Aashray, United States of America
Q.  Dear All-Knowing Oracle,

I was wondering if the picture taken of Chris and the band at a pool was actually taken at the Irvine High School pool. I have heard that it was, and just wanted to confirm because I live nearby and it's exciting to know that your idols were this close to you.

Thanks,
Aashray.

It was next door at Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine, California.
*It was just Chris - the band aren't featured.



March 18, 2014 / submitted by Tricia, Philippines
Q.  Hey all-knowing Oracle!
I saw this picture of a note containing the line up of songs the guys performed in SXSX from the official facebook and instagram page. I am just curious, was it handwritten by any of our dear guys? And who decides which song to play during gigs? Cheers from the Philippines!

The band and Phil came up with which songs to perform and yes, the setlist was hand-written by Chris.


February 25, 2014 / submitted by Matt, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle!

I was searching Youtube videos (Yes I have nothing better to do!) and found a video of Chris apologising to Will (with the help of crowd) in San Diego when playing Yellow in 2009, I'm sure you've answered this before but what was that about? The video quality isn't good enough for me to work it out!

Cheers :)
Matt

This was all in jest but at the start of the song Chris made a mistake (from what I can gather, there was no acoustic guitar intro). Just before the end of the song, Chris explains to the crowd that at the beginning he made "a tremendous error" and Will gave "the nastiest look" a drummer can give to a singer.
He asks the crowd to help him say sorry at the end of the song, which they did.



February 17, 2014 / submitted by Peter, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi, How are you?

I was reading that Win Butler of Arcade Fire said that Chris was a DJ at their gig in Camden. Is it true? If so did anyone realise he was there as I remember even in costumes he has been recognised like when filming the Paradise video. I'd guess Chris is a big fan of Arcade Fire.
Thanks!

I did think it weird that someone recognized Chris in his elephant costume and thought they'd maybe asked, or heard the track because I can't think how else they'd know - unless it was a sixth sense.
Chris is a fan of Arcade Fire and was at the band's show. He'd been spotted at the gig but when he donned a skeleton mask to DJ, he was fairly anonymous. Win Butler obviously revealed who it was a few days later.



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