Sunday February 23, 2020

The man who had everything

Fran Healy and Travis are back. Just don’t get him started on Coldplay

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
10th April, 2016
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Travis (Fran Healy second from left): We were the biggest band in the world, but Coldplay became it. They looked like us. They sounded a bit like us

Fran Healy is letting off a bit of steam. Rather enjoyably for those of us who enjoy a little rock star controversy, the subject of his ire is Chris Martin of Coldplay.

The Travis frontman leans forward as he warms to his subject, which involves – for starters – the difference between Coldplay and Travis, two bands that ruled the world in the 1990s.

“There’s a very big distinction between the two bands,” Healy says,...

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