Chris Martin Secret Guest?

Originally posted on March 16, 2003 8:20 PM

Coldplay's Chris Martin was the surprise "secret guest" at last night's "ONE BIG NO" anti-war show in London, where he teamed up with Ian Mcculloch for a cover of Lou Reed's 'Walk on the Wild Side'.

Martin, who turned up backstage with girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow, performed two songs, 'In My Place' and 'Yellow', both reworked as slow ballads for piano. Before 'Yellow', Martin joked that the song almost turned them into "one hit wonders", and cheekily blended Wigfield's 'Saturday Night' into the ending bars.

After a short break, he then got back on piano for a short performance by the Echo And The Bunnymen singer, who is a noted influence on Coldplay's hugely successful second album 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head', even being present in some of the sessions. The pair dueted on 'Walk On The Wild Side', which got one of the biggest cheers of the evening.

The gig, at the London Shepherds Bush Empire, was put together by Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis, and aimed to raise funds for CND and the Stop The War Coalition, who have between them organised various demonstrations and events opposing any war on Iraq.

Source: NME

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