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  1. 3 points
    Happy 20th Anniversary for one of my Top Five favourite MUSE tracks! Merci to @MuseFrance for the reminder. 'Bliss' made its debut live performance 20 years ago today on 18 August 2000 at the Bizarre Music Festival in Weeze, a small German town northwest of Düsseldorf. Coldplay was also on the same bill earlier that day. Nineteen years later MUSE performed in front of 65,000 fans at Goffertpark in Nijmegen located about 40 km from Weeze across the border with the Netherlands and the river Maas (French: Meuse). Peak chart positions in 2001: #22 UK; #40 Netherlands; and #87 France Number of career live performances: 527 which is the 11th most played song in the band's discography during their worldwide tours First performance in the USA: Bowery Ballroom, NYC in April 2004 after the earlier show at the Cotton Club in Atlanta GA was shortened due to Matt cutting his upper lip on the neck of his guitar during CE Official music video: 35 million views on YouTube which is the 14th most streamed MUSE video on that platform Best live performances: Reading Festival (2011) and Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles (2015) I was fortunate to finally see the band perform it live at the London Stadium Simulation Theory tour gig a year ago on 1 June Video of the first performance:
  2. 3 points
    Honestly I was never a big fan of Unintended to begin with. I like the instrumentation here, but Matt's soft voice is very hit and miss these days. The cover of We'll Meet Again that he uploaded works so, so well and I'm very excited for a full cover. This however? Probably won't really listen to it again, much like Tomorrow's World.
  3. 2 points
    🤩😎 https://www.instagram.com/p/COBjSGLhFzP/?igshid=ypwzv95t08t
  4. 2 points
    Interesting! A special album for Record Store Day. Seems he was in the studio for this, not Muse ... https://www.instagram.com/p/CNX1bzJDChw/?igshid=171zqkclsahaa
  5. 2 points
    For the first time since 2006! Throw in some oldies (Invincible) to celebrate, ya kooks
  6. 2 points
    MUSE have performed several times in Roman venues dating from antiquity: Ancient Theater of Fourvière, Lyon, France (15 BC) Arena di Verona, Italy (30 AD) Arena of Nîmes, France (70 AD) Ancient Theater of Vienne, France (1st century AD) Amphitheater of Avenches, Switzerland (130 AD) Source: MuseFrance With the two festival dates in Austria and France featuring MUSE as headliners being cancelled this summer, I am going on hiatus until the next single is released by the band which is expected later this year or early in 2022. Thanks for reading my posts over the years.
  7. 2 points
    Ha! I remember this! This was when they were touring the US at the tail end of the Absolution tour. The time of the setlist anagrams. They introduced early versions of Assassin, Glorious, Crying Shame and Exo Politics to the crowds in this period. There were muffled recordings going around, and the board tried to decipher them. These four new songs kept having different names on the set list, a direct communication between the band and the board. Song names were anagrams, which were just fun at first and later turned into a bit of a treasure hunt. (This is where Debase Mason's Grog comes from, for example, a name used for Assassin that's an anagram of Message Board Song.) Anyway, Glorious at the time was listed as New Song (DES) on the setlist. This was not an anagram, but a note to their roadie, Des, that he had to set something up for that song (A specific tuning for the guitar or something, I don't remember). I speculated that it stood for Dead End Street and trolled the board into thinking that was the actual title. It stuck around for a while. I even heard an anecdote that the band picked up on it and started calling their roadie Des "Dead End Street" for a bit. Anyway, back to those muffled recordings. In the threads for the new songs there were multiple serious and trolling attempts to decipher the lyrics. Someone heard Pee Candle in Exo Politics, and that was the Muser name for that song for a while. As for Glorious (Or Dead End Street ), there were many different people trying to decipher a very muffled early recording, and the above interpretation was definitely mine. Anyway, that's the story kids. Funny this made its onto a lyrics site.
  8. 2 points
    Thought i'd try to start a thread for some general gig chatter for memories, experiences and photos but wanted to start it off with this... if you could have one uncut, pro sound recording of a full Muse show which one would it be and why? Also, off of the back of this can we start a petition for muse to release the audio of each of their shows like Metallica have been doing for years.
  9. 2 points
    “People endlessly buying crap they don’t need”... Anyway. Here’s cryptokitties Top comment on reddit.
  10. 2 points
    +1 to all of that. All style, no substance any more. The mix is atrocious too, why is the volume so inconsistent? It sounds like every time the bass comes in, the volume of every other instrument kicks up a notch too, with the bass disappearing. The cymbals are almost unlistenably trebly too. I barely got to the end of Psycho before I had a headache from the cymbal crashes. You can barely hear Matt's guitar in Break It To Me either. Muse used to be exciting with minimal bells and whistles. Now they've got every bell and whistle they want, yet the shows are duller than they've ever been. I, for one, am delighted the dire Simulation Theory era is over. The boxset absolutely takes the piss too. Burn it all down. Start again.
  11. 2 points
    Glad I spent £4:50 renting this rather than spending £100+ on tickets and travel . Simulation Theory pretty much stands as an indictment on Muse's stadium tours. It just seems like more effort went into Matt's jacket design than the music itself. So many songs are now just Matt walking around stage pretending to be a popstar. Matt does really have zero stage presence when his guitar is removed. Watching Matt slap hands with the front row while being minded by his handler is just next level cringe you'd expect from your one directions of the world. The visuals here are just boring as well. When Matt finally does something cool with his guitar, the camera is more interested in the stage extras doing distracting coordinated dance moves. Also Murph looked so inanimate in this movie, I've seen a few YouTube clips where we seemed to move with more fluidity. Not sure why this is letterboxed either, a Muse show is something where you want to use the whole screen. This probably should have been 60 FPS to give a bit more motion. And I really hope they didn't spend too much money on cgi Matt Bellamy pretending to be Harry Potter taking on Murph because that looked fake and cringe as shit. And somehow they want people to fork out £120 for a package with extra tat. I can't help but think of Muse as business people rather than musicians. One enjoyable part was he video for the Void because there was no visuals, no dancers and no fucking backing tracks.
  12. 2 points
    - SPOILERS IN GENERAL - Finally watched it. It was actually a pretty enjoyable little cheesy movie. I enjoyed the rather ridiculous narrative to complement the actual snippets of narrative that I saw on the stage. The editing, as far as the band shots were concerned, were fine. I didn't like the slow motion but for the most part it was straightfoward edits which is welcome after Rome's constant showing-off for a non-existent 4k release and Drones' need to make artificial shakes on every kick drum. It helps the stage design was just beautiful and a little color correcting makes the stage pop even more. Makes me regret even more we never got a film for the Resistance stadium tour. How might it have looked with the same filming... The narrative intercuts during the songs were a hit or miss for me. Personally, I would have liked to just have seen the band play but I also knew this wasn't just a concert recording and was also finishing up their whole Simulation Theory narrative. When it was present but not too intrusive it was fine, like during Thought Contagion. Some other times I could have done with less of it. Maybe the biggest offender was during Supermassive Black Hole where there's a long panning shot of a CGI arcade machine with the actual footage you want to see in the display window, reduced to only 5% of the screen. But anyways, the benefit of them playing (almost) the same show everywhere is that I can always go to the Rock in Rio or Argentina show recordings if I want no narrative. I wish they didn't chop up the metal medley since it's a collection of chopped up songs already. It is mostly on digital release so I don't think a bit of extra time wouldn't hurt (same with Knights). The whole final showdown against Murph was good fun though. The whole conflict also created a wonderfully unintentionally comic moment after Take A Bow where the narrator asks something like "who will the challenger be" and it's Matt standing awkwardly in his light up suit. Like I was half hoping she'd say "nah, can't be this guy".
  13. 2 points
    Erm, guys.... https://store.muse.mu/uk/simulation-theory-deluxe-film-box-set.html Hope there's a standard edition of it too
  14. 2 points
    I see this as a home recording, not really a single or official release, and in that context I find the voice and recording quality endearing. I don't see it as an attempt to change or improve the original song, but more like a social media post sharing what he's playing around with and what resonates with him emotionally at the moment.
  15. 2 points
    I really didn't like how harshly he emphasised those ooos either 😂
  16. 2 points
    Im not sure if its just me but it sounds like the vocals are a bit too loud or something, overall i like it, the piano instrumental is stunning. Could do without the annunciation of the 'Oohs' at the end but yeah, overall not bad!
  17. 2 points
    Yeah tbh I prefer the instrumental version. Matt's young voice on Showbiz is better suited to the song imo. But still cool to hear a piano version. Hopefully we'll get some more of these stripped-down covers.
  18. 2 points
    Just gonna link this as well for anyone who missed the first teaser https://www.instagram.com/p/B6jpZ07DMoc/
  19. 2 points
    Hi, my first post here... Let me show you my Chris’s OoS tour replica... havent finish it yet, I will change OC3 for an OC2, and I ‘ll find a bigger box for the parallel splitter/mixer... Lots of fun against COVID-19 My pedalboard vs Chris’s OoS tour pedalboard:
  20. 1 point
    One can only speculate and let me assure you, my imagination is running absolutely wild and unrestrained...
  21. 1 point
    Hi and welcome back! I think when more news, bits and stuff appear, the board will sloooooooowly awake 😉😊 I hope !
  22. 1 point
    What song inspired by MUSE according to the songwriter won the 2004 GRAMMY Award for Record of the Year and was recently named the No. 2 Greatest of All Time song on the Billboard Adult Alternative airplay chart on its 25th anniversary? Answer below. Looks like a new MUSE studio album will be coming out later this year or early 2022 with a tour to follow according to recent social media posts... A brief recap of the band's biggest touring and album sales career stats to date follows: Highest Grossing Venues Ranked by Career Estimated MUSE Concert Ticket Sales in USD: $34.8 million (28.7 million euros) - Stade de France/Saint-Denis (430,000 est. attendance at 6 shows) $20.2 million (11.6 million GBP) - Wembley Stadium/London (260,000 est. attendance at 4 shows) $16.8 million (11.7 million GBP) - O2 Arena/London (195,097 attendance at 11 shows) $12.3 million (10.6 million euros) - AccorHotels Arena/Paris-Bercy(190,000 est. attendance at 11 shows) $9.4 million (128 million pesos) - Palacio de los Deportes/Mexico City (187,721 attendance at 8 shows) $9.1 million (7.9 million euros) - Stadio San Siro/Milan (141,000 est. attendance at 3 shows) $8.6 million (8.3 million CHF) - Stade de Suisse Wankdorf/Bern (80,000 est. attendance at 2 shows) $7.7 million (8.6 million AUD) - Rod Laver Arena/Melbourne (77,000 est. attendance at 6 shows) $7.5 million (129 million pesos) - Foro Sol/Mexico City (150,000 est. attendance at 3 shows) $7.4 million (4.7 million GBP) - Emirates Stadium/London (89,000 est. attendance at 2 shows) $7.0 million (5.8 million euros) - Stadio Olimpico/Rome (111,000 est. attendance at 2 shows) $7.0 million (6.1 million euros) - Goffertpark/Nijmegen (115,000 est. attendance at 2 shows) $6.9 million (5.1 million GBP) - Etihad Stadium/Manchester (84,000 est. attendance at 2 shows) $6.7 million (4.2 million GBP) - Manchester Arena/Manchester (100,000 est. attendance at 6 shows) $6.7 million (5.3 million GBP) - London Stadium/London (73,000 est. attendance at 1 show) $6.5 million - Staples Center/Los Angeles (110,000 est. attendance at 7 shows) Sources: Billboard Boxscore and Pollstar Black Holes & Revelations was recently certified Platinum in Italy by FIMI bringing the band's total certified albums to eight in that market including 2x Platinum The Resistance. Total Career Estimated MUSE Album Sales by Country (Top 15): 5.2 million - United Kingdom 4.5 million - United States 4.0 million - France 750k - Germany 500k - Canada 450k - Italy 425k - Australia 300k - Japan 250k - Netherlands 180k - Switzerland 150k - Belgium 150k - Mexico 100k - Finland 90k - Denmark 80k - Norway Sales from the above territories represent about 85% of the band's total estimated world-wide album sales of 20 million. Clocks from A Rush of Blood to the Head by Coldplay. The piano riff intro featuring the E♭ Mixolydian chord progression was possibly influenced by the opening arpeggios from MUSE tracks like Sunburn, New Born and Bliss. Incidentally, the most popular MUSE song on the Billboard Adult Alternative tally is Madness which spent 35 week on the survey peaking at No. 3 in 2013. The Coldplay front man praised the song back in 2012 on Twitter: 'Having been their opening act 13 years ago I’m proud to say that I think this is MUSE’s best song ever.' Chris also incorporated the organ on Fix You inspired by what Muse did on their track 'Megalomania' which Matt wrote on holiday in the Maldives.
  23. 1 point
    Matt just confirmed they are working on it! Yess! He posted this photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CL_DGNkjUYh/?igshid=15i9ql5y4sqac
  24. 1 point
    Two songs from British rock bands covered by contestants Tom Ross, a French rocker, and Alyah Lukunku, a Belgian teenager and daughter of Congolese footballer Ali Lukunku, on The Voice this past weekend on TF1 have entered the iTunes all-genres Top Singles chart in France Monday morning chart positions: #5 Creep - Radiohead [Peaked at #2 on Sunday] #40 Unintended - MUSE [Peaked at #17 on Sunday] Thom Yorke is said to have written 'Creep' while attending Exeter University in the late 1980's, where he studied art and literature and played a few shows with his pre-Radiohead band Headless Chickens. Matt wrote 'Unintended' at age 19 in Teignmouth (population 15,000) located about 20 km (12 miles) south of Exeter (population 130,000). During 1989-90 Matt, Dom and Chris were all attending Teignmouth Community College after their families had recently moved to Devon, Chris Martin front man for Coldplay and born in nearby Whitestone was attending Exeter Cathedral School and formed his first band The Rocking Honkies, and as noted above Thom Yorke was soon to graduate Exeter University and sign a record deal with EMI/Parlophone in 1991. The three rock bands later formed by these five English lads with Devon connections have sold over 130 million albums worldwide, grossed around US$2 billion in career concert ticket sales and won 15 GRAMMY Awards. The combined net worth of these three bands is estimated in the range of £550-600 million (US$800 million).
  25. 1 point
    Ah! Finally it is no mystery anymore ( and no unknown song by Jethro Tull 🤣) Maybe somebody from the board put it there just to confuse everyone even more?? thanks for the story, I wish I were here at that time, sounds like a lot of fun! 😁👍
  26. 1 point
    Simulation Theory #165 Re-enters the France Top Albums Physiques chart for the sales tracking week ending 14 January 2021 (SNEP) Album has sold over 500,000 units (sales + streaming) world-wide to date debuting at #1 in the UK, Switzerland, and the Netherlands and bowing in the Top Ten in seventeen other countries (France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Estonia. In the USA it entered the Top Album Sales chart at #6 and the Billboard 200 Albums chart at #12). It has sold over 100,000 copies in three different markets (USA, UK, and France) and has been certified Platinum in both the UK and France and Gold in Italy. It also has appeared on the year-end album sales charts in both 2018 and 2019 in Switzerland, France and Belgium. 'Algorithm' - Peaked at #52 in Switzerland, #97 in the UK, and #137 in France on the top song charts despite it not being released as a single American figure skater Vincent Zhou placed second in the U.S. National Championships this past weekend becoming a three-time silver medalist in that competition. The 2019 World bronze medalist skated to MUSE tracks 'Algorithm' and 'Dark Side' during his free skate program, which was choreographed by Misha Ge, an Uzbek former Olympic figure skater who was born in Moscow and raised in China and now lives in California. Zhou's parents are computer scientists who emigrated to the United States from China. Zhou also used MUSE track 'Exogenesis: Symphony Part III for his short program in 2018-19. 'Thought Contagion' - Peaked at #24 in Switzerland and #197 in France on the singles charts and was the highest charting single from Simulation Theory in both the UK (#76 Official Singles) and the USA (#1 Billboard Alternative Airplay, #3 Rock Airplay, and #9 Mainstream Rock Airplay) Quoted from the Mark Savage BBC Music Reporter interview with Matt in February 2018: ...The track was inspired by watching rolling news in America, and seeing how it influenced voters. "We're living in an age where truth is getting less airtime than falsities; and that's a scary thing," said Bellamy. "When you live in that bubble, and see that bubble, the scariest thing about it all is you realise people's minds can be influenced by false belief systems or incorrect thinking." The title of the song came from a Richard Dawkins book that suggested that thoughts can become contagious and spread like a virus, "regardless of their accuracy and truth". In the chorus, Bellamy sings, "you've been bitten by a true believer / you've been bitten by someone who's hungrier than you". He said the lyric was a reference to preachers and pundits whose "belief system is in some way under threat". "They're the ones who scream the loudest and get the most airtime."...
  27. 1 point
    You know, I just listened to Simulation Theory for the first time in a little while yesterday, and today I thought I'd put on the alternate reality mix for the first time in even longer. I think a lot of the alternate reality versions are actually better than what made the record, and I love what made the record! Algorithms especially is just so much more dramatic as an alternate reality mix, and Pressure with the USC band is so much less stiff than the studio version. I also really appreciate that Muse mostly stayed out of the way of the band on that version of the track because they knew the USC band could carry it so well on their own. The Dark Side is also very HCM like with just Matt and the piano.
  28. 1 point
    **Unsustainable Speech** 1. Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version) (Shortened)+Pressure 2. Assassin+GOB Riff 3. Cave+0123 Riff 4. Thought Contagion 5. Interlude+Hysteria+Vuilstamen Riff 6. Supremacy 7. Reapers 8. MK Ultra+School Riff+Negative Creep Riff+Endless Nameless Riff 9. Blockades 10. Plug In Baby
  29. 1 point
    Yeah, it‘s ok. But I‘d prefer it with video 👍🥰
  30. 1 point
    aaaand it's Hyper Music from the Zepp Gig you'll find the DL in the members section Okay, I'm fine with that. I'm somehow assuming now, they did the Zepp gig to have enough Christmas presents until 2031
  31. 1 point
    Judging by the party Matt was at the other week, I’m not sure how much of a personal barrier mixing is for them 😅 Matt’s wanting to make at least part of the record back home in Devon anyway, so it’s not like Chris would have to travel and isolate etc. Plus they have at least one show next year that they’ll need to rehearse for.
  32. 1 point
    Where do we put Jaded Heart Club discussions? Anyway, Matt's baseline in I Put a Spell On You is pretty much just an exact rehash of Feeling Good. Which is nicely familiar.
  33. 1 point
    ja, ich habe den Film zufällig kurz nach meinem Posting auch auf YouTube entdeckt. Wenigstens das... Aber du hast recht - ich würde den Film auch als DVD kaufen. Vielleicht kommt das ja noch irgendwann...
  34. 1 point
    You’re welcome! Glad you like it and glad it works! 😄
  35. 1 point
    Funny how when you're young spending your entire life savings on something like that makes more sense than spending just a fraction of your income on it when you're older.
  36. 1 point
    I really enjoyed it, especially the way they’ve tied the whole narrative together and it makes “sense” having seen the live show a few times. I guess with the quality of cameras out there the band have tried to do something different as there’s so much fan footage available on Youtube now. I get that the box sets also tie-in with the whole theme of the tour and the 80s vibe, but seems like its pretty expensive for what it is. Maybe i’m just getting old though 😃
  37. 1 point
    Apple iTunes Store Top Films - All Genres (Peak chart rankings by country during 21-23 August 2020) Simulation Theory (Live) - MUSE #1 Portugal #2 Italy #2 Indonesia #2 Malaysia #3 Mexico #3 The Netherlands #3 Hungary #3 Peru #4 Belgium #5 France #5 Greece #5 Poland #5 Slovakia #7 United Kingdom #7 Chile #8 Spain #8 Colombia #8 Israel #10 Argentina #12 Czechia #28 Austria #35 Germany #39 Switzerland #39 Finland #41 Japan #56 Canada #56 Ireland #87 South Africa #96 Denmark #103 Slovenia #104 United States #126 Norway #141 Australia #154 Hong Kong #182 Singapore #186 New Zealand It is also the top concert film downloaded in the above markets and worldwide this weekend.
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  39. 1 point
    Trailer looks interesting! I knew it won‘t be a concert film when Matt said it is their „The Wall“ ... I‘d prefer a normal concert-film, box is really expensive I think, not sure if I‘ll buy it. I just want the Blu-ray ...
  40. 1 point
    I just hope that there's some room in this for a few straightforward performances of songs. I mean, I watch a concert film because I want to see the songs performed like at a gig. This is obviously not that but the trailer makes me think it's the total opposite, more of a movie with just pieces of performances spliced in. I guess we'll find out soon...
  41. 1 point
    I hoped for a longer version of „We‘ll meet again“ it sounds so unfinished ....... but I enjoy „Reach out I‘ll be there“ , always loved this song, not so sure about the vocals ..
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  43. 1 point
    It's harder to belt in your living room. Can't wake up the baby.
  44. 1 point
    Just saw this on Insta, it sounds beautiful! Can't wait for the full version. He said in a comment that it's based off Bach's well-tempered clavier arpeggio pattern.
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  46. 1 point
    I will never understand this board's aversion to the 'flow' of Absolution. I'd put it on par with OOS as the best Muse album for flow. Showbiz doesn't really have a flow of any sort, and the rest are horrible. BH&R, T2L and ST are janky as hell. I mean, TaB, Starlight, SMBH, Map, Soldier's Poem, Invincible, Assassin, Exo is excruciatingly shonky, although CoD, Hoodoo and Knights is tres nice. Where do you even start with the flow of T2L? The flow of Absolution is also greatly boosted by the strong theme of the album, the segues, the consistency of tone, lyrical content and core sound/genre, and the strength of the songs. I actually prefer it to Origin in flow terms. I can imagine Absolution being an incredible journey live.
  47. 1 point
    First: Yes, you are. Then: Do Absolution first. Yeah, but I assume he might think of an OOM Gig - and that would be freaking awesome as well. Maybe just do a show with songs til OoS, mainly containing B-Sides and rarely played Showbiz stuff.
  48. 1 point
    Just heard it, it’s brill?? Surprised people are saying they were underwhelmed. Edit: guys, honestly wow. Matt, please do a solo record at some point I will be there xx
  49. 1 point
    Guess the war’s back on after all these years
  50. 1 point
    Might be assassin, KoC was mentioned by Dom to be the most exhausting one. Can imagine Unnatural Selection too because of the pace it has.
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