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from that Q&A website:
So, you're not harboring any secret desire to become Gwen Stefani?
I don't have the stomach for it. Literally. I don't have the abs.
Oh, and those half-shirts would look horrible on you.
Yeah, they would. I've got a lot of hair there.
|24-06-2005, 12:09 AM||#17|
Chris Martin was told that Coldplay could be even more compelling, notorious or whatever if its guitarist wasn't so damn...quite!
"People who say that are c---s," says Martin. "It's the quiet ones you have to watch. China's pretty quiet, but it's also very great. When we're all speaking Chinese in 20 years, people will say, 'Well, I didn't realizeóthey were awfully quiet."
Ask about his daughter Apple
"Nobody's ready for anything," he says. "That's life. But we're talking about a thing in my lifeómy daughteróthat is nothing but positive, that brings me nothing but happiness. I know I have to work hard. I know I can't quit the band now and become a crack addict. But there are bigger things to fear in life, you know? Going deaf. Having to sit through an Anthony Minghella film."
Martin admits he winced when Radiohead's Thom Yorke, one of his heroes, labeled Coldplay "lifestyle music"óa dig at the band's universality in films, stores, airports and Mom's iPod.
"We're like an eager dog just yapping around their heels, and they're trying to kick us away," he jokes. "It's like unrequited love. I'm in love with a lot of things. Some of those things love me back. And some of them don'tóand one of them is Radiohead."
After a year and a half of touring and then another year and a half of making an album, you guys must get on each othersí nerves a bit. How do you sort out issues? Do you argue? Group therapy?
"Things can get very tense. But weíre not really fist-fighters. In most bands, the arguments always tend to involve the singer, and in this case I would get absolutely destroyed by at least two members of this band in a fistfight."
Wait, only two? Whoís the guy in the band you could take?
"Iím pretty sure that me and Guy [Berryman], our bass player, would have an equal match. But I would never even approach [drummer] Will [Champion] with my hands raised. Itís very good to be scared of your drummer, actually. Iím sure Bonoís scared of Larry. Wouldnít Larry win that one? Oh my God, yeah."
What would it take for you to become as famous as your singer?
"A public drug habit. Or some kind of crime spree."
So just merely being a good guitarist isnít enough?
"Itís enough for me. Totally, itís enough. I canít imagine being able to deal with any kind of tabloid stuff. Itíd drive me insane. Iíd just be thinking, "Oh God, my poor mum will go nuts. I donít want her to know that!"
Chris Martin was told that Coldplay could be even more compelling, notorious or whatever if its guitarist wasn\'t so damn...quite!
\"It\'s the quiet ones you have to watch. China\'s pretty quiet, but it\'s also very great. When we\'re all speaking Chinese in 20 years, people will say, \'Well, I didn\'t realizeóthey were awfully quiet.\"
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