When you’re Moses Martin, the child of Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, you can pretty much get whatever you want. Want your dad’s band to play some songs from your (and his) favorite film, Back to the Future? Sure, no problem Moses. Wait, you also want Michael J. Fox to play with them? I don’t know, we’re a long ways from 1985, but ok Moses, anything for you.
Last night at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, as Spin reports, Martin heeded his son’s request and brought Marty McFly on stage to play a couple tunes from the movie’s famous “Under the Sea” dance. In some fan-shot footage (below), Martin plays a recording of Moses’ plea and then dives into the Penguins “Earth Angel,” the less provocative song played at the high school dance. Halfway through, Martin invites Fox onstage. The actor joins Coldplay by rocking some harmony on a Les Paul.
Fox then opens Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” by shredding the iconic opening riff that makes everyone at the dance lose their shit. Word on the streets is, during the performance, one of the instrumentalists could be heard backstage on the phone calling his cousin Chuck with “that sound [he’d] been looking for.”
Coldplay is still on tour for their latest record, A Head Full of Dreams, and Michael J. Fox is still the coolest cat on the globe.
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