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November 12, 2014 / submitted by Cooper, United States of America
Q.  I heard rumors of Coldplay going back into the studio and recording another album, instead of touring for Ghost Stories. is this true?

It's not "instead of". The plan was always to do a very small tour of Ghost Stories, which they did. They visited a very few number places at intimate venues.
They returned to the studio soon after which was also the plan.



July 9, 2014 / submitted by Danny, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle,

I have just seen your question regarding the fan upgrades at the RAH, luckily me and my friends were lucky enough to have been picked by Dick on the first night, could you please tell him a HUGE thanks from us! Moving onto the question what do these incredible people such as Dick and all of the crew/production team do when the band aren't doing any shows/tours, do they have any influence in the studio?

Thanks!!

Danny! :)

I'm not sure it was Dick that upgraded you on the first night (he may have) as Dan was there. It was most likely one of them.
Neither are studio personnel, no. Dan is the band's trainer and Dick is married to the band's wonderful production assistant. I asked to do it at the Emirates but realized it's only possible at seated venues.
Some crew work with the band in the studio, some go on tour with other bands and some take time off. It depends.
I'll be honest, none of the crew have any real influence in the studio - that's down to the band & Phil. Apart from the time Matt McGinn gave some input to Square One.



August 15, 2013 / submitted by Stefanie, Germany
Q.  Hello dear Oracle,
I was just asking myself the question whether the guys work in the studio from Monday to Friday and have the weekend off. Or do weekdays play any certain role - I mean creativity isn't fixed to certain times and days.

Ooh Stephanie/Stefanie questions today!

This isn't the same for everyone but actually creativity CAN be fixed to a timetable. People work in different ways and once ideas have been formed and demos recorded, it's easier to make being in a band very much like a day job with set hours Mon-Fri and weekends off. The band have families and they quite rightly want to spend time with them.

Writers, artists, musicians etc. all have a creative flow that as you say can arrive at any moment. Chris has most definitely had moments where ideas strike in the middle of the night as with A Message.



August 5, 2013 / submitted by Andres, Mexico
Q.  Hi, Oracle!

Have other artists ever used the Bakery or the Beehive, or are they Coldplay-only?

The band don't hire their studios out but yes, other artists have used the facilities - some you will have heard of and some you may not have but the common denominator is they are all friends of the band.


July 22, 2013 / submitted by Giovanni, Italy
Q.  I'd like to know if the Coldplay studios (Beehive and Bakery) are only used for recording or for mixing also? I love the sound of the band! Thanks in advance!

With MX a lot of the mixing took place at their studios as they went along but when the album was finished, its final mix took place in New York as their favoured mixer Michael Brauer works from there - though Spike Stent also mixed MX.


May 7, 2013 / submitted by Madleine, Morocco
Q.  Hi dear Oracle,
I was watching a Coldplay documentary and while Guy and Will were in the studio (I believe it's The Bakery) they have noticed a little sentence written in Arabic meaning Peace and Love.
Have you ever seen it dear Oracle? I would really like to know who wrote it and if it is always written there?
Thank you very much.

I have seen it; I've got a photo of it somewhere. It's on the wall in the live room of The Bakery. I don't know who wrote it (actually, it's painted) but it was something that the band wanted - it wasn't there before they moved in.


November 19, 2012 / submitted by Fiona, United Kingdom
Q.  I thought Coldplay do their recording at the Beehive and Bakery back home?

They do - when they are back home. When they aren't and the mood takes them, they use local studios. They've done this many times before in places such as Chicago, New York, Barbados...


November 14, 2012 / submitted by Walter, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi Oracle, I saw Chris posted a picture on twitter of 'his view inside the studio'. Why were they at a studio? Thanks.

Well Walter, you know that thing that musicians usually go into a studio for? Well, that's why. That's not unusual by the way but that's all I will say.
The eagle-eyed amongst you who also follow Jon Hopkins will have seen his recent photo tweets about a studio too and whaddya know there he is in the background of Chris' pic.



July 18, 2012 / submitted by Linah, Netherlands
Q.  Where's Mylo Xyloto recorded? The Bakery or the Beehive? They are both not used anymore, aren't they?

It was recorded at both the Bakery and the Beehive and actually, they are both still used.


July 16, 2012 / submitted by Mansi, United States of America
Q.  Do Chris/Coldplay call their studio The Bakery because of Chris' love for Sherlock Holmes? Also I went the the 2nd Houston show and am seriously still speechless. That was truly the greatest night of my LIFE. I've loved Coldplay since I was 10 and 9 years later have not stopped. I hope you can relay this message to Coldplay and tell them how much they truly mean to me. Their music has helped me in my good times and bad and I will never be able to repay them for their musical genius. I myself am a musician and til this day have never been able to write a decent song and continue being in awe of their intellect. Please tell them thank you for what they do and that they are truly inspirational, spectacular and the GREATEST musicians of my time.

Do you mean because of Baker Street? The street is named after the builder who laid the street out (William Baker). The bakery used to be an actual bakery so that's how it got its name.
Jonny is a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes too by the way.



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