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

10th April, 2016
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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