Inspiration can come from the most interesting of places, and for Chris Martin that was the 1985 film Back to the Future.

During a visit to The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Coldplay frontman and Clarkson gushed about how much they love playing covers live, which led Martin to recall his favourite memory of playing someone else’s song.

“My number one, probably, was when Michael J. Fox came and played two of the songs from Back to the Future with us in MetLife Stadium,” he confessed.

“Him coming to play ‘Johnny B. Goode’ and stuff was wonderful.”

“That’s what made me want to be in a band, that scene. Some of you are probably too young to remember that film,” Martin continued with a chuckle, referring to the scene where Marty McFly plays the Chuck Berry classic at his parents’ prom.

“I grew up in real farmland of England before the internet.”

Covers might become more of a staple during Coldplay shows in the future.

Last month, Martin declared that the band plans to stop making new music after 2025.

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