Uncoupling is suiting Chris Martin.
The tanned and smiling Coldplay singer made his first public appearance since “consciously uncoupling” from Gwyneth Paltrow at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday at Barclays Center, comically presenting the honor to Peter Gabriel according to The New York Post.
“An angel of the Lord descended and appeared to the Phil called Collins,” he began, saying the angel was called Gabriel and told him he was breaking away from the band Genesis to go solo.
“[Phil] replied, ‘Oh, how can this be an angel? I am but a humble drummer. I can’t dance, I can’t talk, the only thing about me is the way I walk.’ ”
Martin explained he had first heard Gabriel’s music when he was a schoolboy and lost for a day in Paris, listening to his Walkman before he “eventually got picked up by the police.”|
He went on to list the rocker’s accomplishments, like, “He helped John Cusack get his girlfriend back in ‘Say Anything . . . ’ ” and “he’s re-popularized the goatee.”
Martin appeared ringless, but Paltrow was seen still wearing her wedding ring in LA this week.