Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, stopped by “The Kelly Clarkson Show” recently and shared what made him want to be in a band.
Kelly first asked him which cover performance over the years has been his favorite. He said, “My No. 1, probably, is Michael J. Fox came and played two of the songs from Back to the Future with us. … That was really wonderful…Him coming to play ‘Johnny B. Goode’ and stuff, that was wonderful”. Fox performed with the band at NY’s MetLife Stadium back in 2016.
Martin went on to say that watching Fox performing Johnny B. Goode in Back To The Future inspired him to form a band and described his love of television giving him his first taste of music. “I grew up in real farmland of England, before the internet. So any music on TV…the first thing I ever recorded was, there was a show called The A-Team,” recalled Martin. “I had a cassette recorder and held it against the TV to record the theme tune.”
NME says previously, Martin talked about the band making music up until 2025. He is hoping to make 12 full albums during their career. Why 12? He says, “Because it’s a lot to pour everything into making them. I love it and it’s amazing, but it’s very intense too.”
What is your first musical memory? What is your favorite Coldplay song?