Coldplay's Chris Martin says ‘Back To The Future’ made him want to be in a band

Plus, Martin's 'really wonderful' moment with Michael J. Fox
Coldplay's Chris Martin
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Coldplay’s Chris Martin has revealed that a Back To The Future scene inspired him to be in a band, as the frontman appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, and reminisced about the life-changing idea.

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When asked about his favorite cover performances, Martin recalled when Back To The Future star Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay on stage at New York’s MetLife Stadium in 2016. They performed two songs together from the 1985 film, which Martin described as a “really wonderful” moment.

The Coldplay frontman further revealed that watching Fox’s character Marty McFly rock out to Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" actually inspired him to be in a band. “That’s what made me want to be in a band… that scene, yeah,” Martin shared, referring to the end of the movie.

Last year, Martin announced that Coldplay will stop releasing music in the coming years. “...Our last proper record will come out in 2025 and after that I think we will only tour,” Martin said during an interview with BBC Radio 2 in December. Ironically, the year 2025 marks the 25th anniversary of Coldplay’s debut studio album Parachutes.

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