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  3. *deeper breath* Unintended (+ pretty sure Falling Down was still in A for its revival, just shorter) Darkshines, Futurism Eternally Missed, Fury TAB, Exo-P (u ain’t wrong) MKU Revolt
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  5. It's pretty common to lower the key simply to keep the voice from getting destroyed. It's one thing to be able to sing a difficult song. it's another to be able to do it along with 15-20 other songs several nights a week when your sleep is irregular. He also has a few other strategies for keeping the voice rather than just lowering the key. In Propaganda, Feeling Good, Explorers, Resistance and others he simply replaces the few high chest notes that the songs have with falsetto. And in songs like Dead Inside and Survival, he lowers the specific high notes to another note in the same key. And then ofc there's always the strategy of Big Freeze.
  6. I always liked Muse's version. I'm a sucker for a noisy or "heavy" song with a 3/4 or 6/8 time signature. Add to that he ballsy intro, the vocal delivery (a bit more than just screaming, I think), the bleep-bloop arpeggios Muse couldn't do without back then, it all fits perfectly with their sound from that time. Besides, there are so many renditions of this song already (at least for the last 400 years, apparently), that it would be silly to stay too close to any previously recorded version, it's kind of a nice blank slate that way.
  7. Thank you 😁 I wonder why they played Sing for absolution and Invinsible lower so early after its release ! Maybe Matt should have started writing in a lower key, well now he does … How to describe a Muser 😅
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  9. To answer the question about half a step down first (since it's easier): Cave in 2009-2010, Falling Down in 2012, Showbiz since 2017, Muscle Museum since 2015, Sing For Absolution from late 2003 and onward, Starlight had a very small number of performances in the original key before being lowered, Invincible was lowered in 2008 iirc, I have a feeling that Exo-Politics was lowered but can be wrong on that. *deep breath* No lowered songs on The Resistance, then Madness on T2L and honestly after that is when I stopped paying attention to Muse's normal tours. Regarding tempo, a bunch of their songs changed tempo in their early career before everything was set to a metronome. New Born used to be the most popular example of fans whining because of the lowered tempo live. In reality they just started playing it at the same speed as the studio version. It's just that they had a period of a few years when they played it faster.
  10. It got re-released on the Warchild-compilation „1 love“ ok. Never heard it before … but I think Muse butchered this song, sorry. Yeah, it‘s cool when Matt screams the lyrics. Yes, they made a shorter version of it, so made it their own. But I love the original, it‘s a masterpiece. Those high-hats are so high, in general it sounds so thin 😖 but! I‘d love to hear their version live now, with Matts lower vocals, more warmth to it, more richer in the sound 🤩 maybe I‘d like it then. your opinions?
  11. let it be export.wavOne more thing... if I hadn't had music to retreat to, to be able to listen to the voices of other imaginative voices to guide me through the working class wilderness, I'd definitely be dead. So thanks to Muse, and The Doors, and everyone really. Keep the spirit alive. Food for the soul.
  12. Ave Maria during Blackout? Never heard of that! Interesting! 🙂 thx! just watched it … btw I prefer Matt playing guitar, but he could have belted Ave Maria… but this way if fitted the song. But just imagine …. 🤩
  13. FIRST CHARTED BILLBOARD POP HITS IN THE USA - DEBUT PEAK POSITIONS #116 From Me To You - The Beatles (August 1963) - Based mostly on Los Angeles radio airplay + sales [It was released again in 1964 and peaked at #41] #118 Hysteria (I Want It Now) - MUSE (February 2005) - Alternative rock radio airplay + sales boosted by MTV official music video plays of the track from Absolution UPDATED MUSE SINGLES SALES CERTIFICATIONS IN THREE MARKETS Plug In Baby just awarded Gold status in the UK United Kingdom (10) - 3.4 million certified units sold (BPI) as of 2021 Platinum (600,000 units sales + streaming) - Uprising and Supermassive Black Hole Gold (400,000 units) - Hyper Music/Feeling Good, Plug In Baby and Starlight Silver (200,000 units) - Time Is Running Out, Hysteria, Knights of Cydonia, Madness and Psycho Italy (9) - 325,000 certified units sold (FIMI) as of 2018 Platinum (50,000 units sales + streaming) - Time Is Running Out, Starlight, Uprising and Madness Gold (25,000 units) - Supermassive Black Hole, Undisclosed Desires, Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever), Psycho and Dead Inside USA (6) - 6 million certified units sold (RIAA) as of June 2016 Platinum (1 million units sales + streaming) - Madness (2x), Uprising, Supermassive Black Hole and Starlight Gold (500,000 units) - Time Is Running Out and Knights of Cydonia Note: Uprising has likely sold 3 million-plus units in the States since its Platinum certification in June 2010 Matt's spoken words in Italian during the Stadio Olimpico gig in early July 2013 - sono impressionato! Buonasera, Roma! Grazie! Come state stasera? La prossima canzone è per mio figlio! Grazie mille! E daje Roma! Siete bellissimi! Come va ragazze? Come state voi laggiù? Ah, state bene! Viva l'Italia! Grazie mille, Roma! Vi amo, Roma! Matt said Morricone! before Knights of Cydonia and sang a few notes of Ave Maria during the end of Blackout Source: MuseWiki
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  15. Peaks for recent MUSE LPs on the US Billboard Top Vinyl Albums chart: #7 The 2nd Law (#1 Babel - Mumford & Sons) - October 2012 #2 Drones (#1 Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones) - June 2015 #2 Simulation Theory (#1 The White Album - The Beatles) - November 2018 #3 Origin of Symmetry (# 1 Plastic Hearts - Miley Cyrus) - July 2021 Artists who have featured harpsichord in their recordings (Acoustic or Electric/Keyboard/Synthesizer Harpsichord Sound) 21st century artists: MUSE - Micro Cuts [Matt played an acoustic harpsichord on this track which was muted on the original album release in 2001 but highlighted on Origin of Symmetry XX Anniversary RemiXX] Vampire Weekend - M79, Step and Taxi Cab Panic! At The Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies, She Had The World The Black Keys - Too Afraid To Love You Arcade Fire - Rococo Paul McCartney - The Kiss of Venus twenty one pilots - Isle Of Flightless Birds [Before Josh Dun became the drummer] Belle & Sebastian - The Model The Hold Steady - One For The Cutters Deerhunter - Death In Midsummer Elliott Smith - Junk Bond Trader 1990s: Destiny's Child - Bills, Bills, Bills Blur - Clover Over Dover Supergrass - Your Love R.E.M. - Half A World Away Beck - Lazy Flies Tori Amos - Several tracks on album Songs For Pele 1980s: Sting - Englishman In New York The Stranglers - Golden Brown The Damned - Grimly Fiendish 1970s: Queen - The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke Pink Floyd - See Emily Play Elton John - Skyline Pigeon Michael Jackson - I'll Be There The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You 1960s [Golden Age for Baroque Pop/Rock]: The Rolling Stones - At least seven songs including Lady Jane and Playing With Fire The Beach Boys - Several songs on Pet Sounds and The Smile Sessions albums including God Only Knows, Caroline No, You Still Believe In Me, Wonderful and When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) The Beatles - Fixing A Hole, Piggies, and Because [In My Life features a sped up piano to sound like a harpsichord] The Yardbirds - For Your Love The Who - I Need You The Zombies - Imagine The Swan The Left Banke - Several tracks including Walk Away Renee The Kinks - Several tracks including Two Sisters and Session Man Roy Orbison - Blue Bayou Donovan - Several tracks including Sunshine Superman Simon and Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Our House Judy Collins - Both Sides Now Linda Ronstadt - Different Drum Janis Ian - Society's Child The Mamas & The Papas - Monday, Monday The Doors - Several tracks including Love Me Two Times Traffic - No Face, No Name and No Number Jimi Hendrix - Burning Of The Midnight Lamp Grateful Dead - China Doll The Supremes - Love Is Here And Now You're Gone The Isley Brothers - Got To Have You Back The Monkees - Several tracks including The Girl I Knew Somewhere Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue MacArthur Park - Richard Harris Calcutta - Lawrence Welk And His Orchestra [Based on a German pop song from 1958) Wind instruments featured on these three songs: Bassoon - Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (#1 Pop Single in the UK and the USA) Oboe - I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher (#1 Pop Single in the UK and the USA) Clarinet (Bass) - I Belong To You (+Mon Cœur S'ouvre a ta Voix) - MUSE
  16. Showbiz was released 22 years ago this month. The album charted first in France debuting at #66 on the 18.09.1999 dated tally and then fell to #67 and #71 the next two weeks in that market. In the UK, the band's first studio album entered the albums survey at #69 on the 16.10.1999 dated list and then dropped off. It re-entered the chart in early 2000 after the release of Sunburn and spent a total of 31 weeks in the Top 100 in calendar year 2000 in their home country and a cumulative total of 46 charted weeks since its release. Supermassive Black Hole has recently overtaken Uprising as the top downloaded song at iTunes in both the US and the UK likely due to the track trending on TikTok referencing the Twilight movie in which it appeared. Another anniversary Uprising from The Resistance peaked at #37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart dated 3 October 2009 after the band played the song at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City in mid-September. On the same singles chart Lady Gaga's Paparazzi [Matt's favourite song of the decade/NME interview] was at #7 and Poker Face was at #43 in its 40th week on the tally. MUSE opened for U2 at FedExField in Landover MD USA on 29 September 2009 opening with Knights of Cydonia with USoE in mid-set and closing with Plug In Baby. This was the first MUSE gig I attended. Matt and Dom left the stadium early that evening to watch Lady Gaga perform at a venue in nearby Washington DC. They met her after the show and had a brief chat. On the singles chart dated 14 November 2009 Lady Gaga's Bad Romance debuted at #9, while Paparazzi held at #7 and Uprising was at #65 in its 8th week on the chart. At the 53rd GRAMMY Awards in early 2011, the albums containing Uprising and Bad Romance won Best Rock Album and Best Pop Vocal album, respectively. Both of these albums contain tracks with some lyrics in French: I Belong to You [...Réponds à ma tendresse! Ah! verse-moi l'ivresse!...] and Bad Romance [...Je veux ton amour, et je veux ta revanche...]. These two artists were also among the first to use drones in their performances [Drones Worldwide Tour and Super Bowl Halftime show in Houston] in the mid 2010s. Other British and American artists/acts and one well-known Swedish pop group who have French lyrics in one or more of their songs: Debbie Harry/Blondie - Denis [#2 in the UK], Sunday Girl, Call Me [#1 in the UK and US] Paul McCartney/The Beatles - Michelle [Won GRAMMY Award for Song of the Year in 1967] Sting/The Police - J'aurais toujours faim de toi Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Lost In Europe Peter Gabriel w/ Kate Bush - Games Without Frontiers (Jeux Sans Frontieres) Jeff Lynne/ELO - Hold On Tight Visage - Fade To Grey Damon Albarn/Blur - To The End Limahl - The NeverEnding Story (L'Histoire Sans Fin) David Byrne/Talking Heads - Psycho Killer Brendon Urie/Panic! At The Disco - Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met...) Prince - Boys and Girls Labelle/Christina Aguilera, Mya, P!nk and Lil' Kim [Cover] - Lady Marmalade Madonna - La Vie En Rose and Je t'aime...Moi Non Plus [Performed live in concert] ABBA - Voulez-Vous Melanie - Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma Adam Ant - Vive Le Rock Andy Bell/Erasure - Oh L'Amour Michael Stipe/R.E.M. - Talk About The Passion Best known French-speaking vocalists: Celine Dion (Canada) - Multiple songs Johnny Hallyday (France/Belgium) - Multiple songs Edith Piaf (France) - Non, Je ne regrette rien, La Vie En Rose The Singing Nun/Jeannine Deckers (Belgium) - Dominique Plastic Bertrand (Belgium) - Ca Plane Pour Moi Netherlands Band: Tee Set - Ma Belle Amie Chart-topping songs with German lyrics: Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn...) - Elvis Presley (#1 UK and #2 West Germany) and Joe Dowell (#1 USA) 99 Luftballons - Nena (#2 USA and #1 West Germany [German version] / #1 UK [English version] Rock Me Amadeus - Falco (#1 UK, USA and West Germany) Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst] / Major Tom (Coming Home) - Peter Schilling (#1 West Germany / #14 USA English Version) Der Kommissar - Falco (#1 West Germany) and After The Fire (#5 USA)
  17. Hype train will leave the station next year for sure but hoping to at least get the all aboard this year with a single. At the very least, I'm hopeful that we wont have to get too deep into 2022 before we're full steam ahead, especially since they have a handful of fest dates.
  18. Ok let‘s say definately next year ok? 💪👍
  19. It would be nice to get something this year. If not, probably next year.
  20. I just listened to Hysteria on the album .. do they play it slower lately? 🤔 which other songs?
  21. Ok. We all long for new music, am I right? RIGHT??? I CAN‘T HEAR YOU !!!! Seems that Matt was at Abbey Road. Maybe with somebody else, we don‘t know it. He‘s headed back to LA, Dom was (is) in France, Chris in the UK (I guess). Autumn is on its way, means more album-releases ahead. Or singles, I mean songs. Will Muse release something, if only one song soon? I need some hype guysssss 😁😁😁😁😁
  22. Matt and ABBA connections (Common UK Venue and Possible Song Inspiration) Brighton Dome 1974: ABBA win Eurovision performing Waterloo despite the UK panel giving them zero points Brighton Dome 2015: MUSE debut Dead Inside and also play rarities The Groove and Uno [MUSE spent a lot of time in Brighton in 2002 writing songs for Absolution] Quote from Matt's interview with NME in September 2002: “The stuff we’re going to do on this [Absolution] album is going to surprise a lot of people. I can’t really say why that would be but I’ve got a feeling it won’t be what people expect. We’ve been writing loads of songs. A lot of the new songs are going in a different direction to what we’ve done before.” Bellamy explained that the new songs are more “uplifting”, mostly because he has fallen in love. He added: “I think there’ll be some songs that are straightforward rock. (But) some of my favourite new songs are like ABBA!” Matt in later interviews said the beginning of the Iraq war in early 2003 had an effect on the composition of the lyrics. Unnatural Selection ('Counter balance this commotion') and ABBA's Lay All Your Love On Me ('Don't go wasting your emotion') - The Resistance track also features an organ intro and riffs/chord progressions/vocals which could have been inspired by rockers Queens of the Stone Age, System of a Down, and Iron Maiden. One possible interpretation of the lyrics: The "they" that laugh as we fall are big businesses - and perhaps by an extension, governments. People who are lucky can also be the big businesses and people of wealth in general. We don't have a chance at "fate" because the common person can't change the economic situation, while big businesses can get bail-outs (which goes against natural selection.) We want the truth - which is for the big businesses and governments to admit their corruption and lies. He wants the common person to not be treated like nothing - but as something great and powerful that needs to be listened to (hence the reference to the ocean.) He doesn't want religion or 'mind virus' propaganda to make people believe that this is their fate - being subordinate to businesses and governments ['the special ones']. He wants people to realize that they have power and influence in their societies and they need to do something to make their conditions better.
  23. Top 20 most viewed MUSE videos on YouTube during the past 90 days: Uprising Supermassive Black Hole Hysteria Starlight Madness Knights of Cydonia Time Is Running Out Resistance Undisclosed Desires Plug In Baby Psycho Feeling Good Unintended Supremacy Pressure New Born Dead Inside Bliss Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) Stockholm Syndrome
  24. OCEANIA: Australia 1.18M total views New Zealand 224K ASIA: Indonesia 6.17M total views South Korea 1.97M Malaysia 1.52M India 800K Japan 556K Philippines Thailand Taiwan Singapore Saudi Arabia Vietnam Hong Kong United Arab Emirates Bangladesh Pakistan Iraq Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan Lebanon Jordan Kuwait Nepal Mongolia 16K Brunei Cambodia
  25. AMERICAS: United States 11.9M total views Mexico 8.45M Brazil 3.03M Canada 1.73M Colombia 1.55M Argentina 1.47M Chile 1.07M Peru Bolivia Ecuador Costa Rica Guatemala Venezuela El Salvador Paraguay Honduras Uruguay Panama Dominican Republic Nicaragua Puerto Rico (USA territory) Trinidad and Tobago 18.8K AFRICA: South Africa 270K total views Morocco Egypt Algeria Tunisia Mauritius Kenya 16.3K
  26. Total cumulative views of all MUSE videos on YouTube in the past 90 days (Origin of Symmetry XX Anniversary RemiXX album era) sorted by continent and ranked by market in each region [Source: YouTube Music Charts & Insights]: GLOBAL: 78.9 million views / 877K average daily views / Peak 1.195 million views on 18 June 2021 (Day of album release) EUROPE France 6.9 million total views United Kingdom 3.99M Italy 3.7M Russia 2.2M Spain 1.95M Ukraine 1.94M Germany 1.37M Turkey 1.15M Poland 1.1M Belgium 820K Portugal Netherlands Greece Switzerland Romania Czech Republic Hungary Austria Israel Finland Ireland Georgia Sweden Norway Denmark Bulgaria Serbia Slovakia Croatia Belarus Kazakhstan Lithuania Latvia Slovenia Estonia North Macedonia Reunion (France territory) Armenia Cyprus Azerbaijan Moldova Luxembourg Bosnia and Herzegovina Malta Albania Iceland 25K
  27. Bohemian like you by Dandy Warhols. That would be nice. With Chris on vocals. And I have to correct myself. What I would mostly want for a cover is Spanish Castle Magic - by Jimi
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