Simon Pegg: 'If it wasn't for Toploader I'd have never played harmonica with Coldplay' - Q312 preview
Simon Pegg reveals in our new issue, Q312 out now that his friendship with Coldplay - which has seen him join them onstage at major festivals and gigs, including last night (4 June) at their show at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London - was down to Toploader... in a way.
As subject of this month's Cash For Questions, the actor recalls the time he first met Chris Martin and co.
"I met Chris because I was with my wife at a gig in, I think, 2000, a showcase at the Millennium Dome. My wife was looking after Toploader at the time!" he recalls.
"Fifth on the bill was this band Coldplay. Chris came up to me and said he enjoyed [BBC sketch show] Big Train and I told him I had his album and really liked it.
"A couple of years later they asked me to play harmonica at V and it became a thing. Chris rang me up at the last moment: Oh would you like to play harmonica in front of 100,000 people?"
Get Q312 now for the full interview with Pegg for his views on Star Trek, a Danger Mouse reboot, Paul versus American Dad's Roger, his name change, The Stone Roses' Second Coming and much more.
10:38 AM | 05/06/2012
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