Coldplay is the best band in the world. One of the things I love about them is that every time I read or see an interview with them, they're funny and down to earth. This is a piece from a recent 60 minutes episode. Chris Martin does the bulk of the interview. Here are some of my favorite quips:
On defending yourself: You can either say, "It's not true," and leave it at that, or you can go on a 7-hour rant about why it's not true.
On the purpose of their job: Our goal is to make the perfect song. It's an impossible thing to do.
On why he is not a rock star: I'm not even a soft-rock star. I don't wear the right pants.
On their greatest talent: We rely on enthusiasm over talent.
On being called the greatest rock band currently working: It's probably true, but U2 comes off holiday next month.
On the meaning of Yellow: What's it about? Who knows? I can't quite work it out myself.
On doing interviews: We don't do them. One of our band rules is always keep mystery.