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29pearls

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  1. Wow, thanks for finding all those vids- now I don't have to go thru any trouble to relive my gigs - all I've gotta do is challenge you so you can do all the work for me! Much appreciated!
  2. Lol, my ears work quite well thank you. By your logic, the opinion of those actually at the gig counts less than those hearing a recording filtered thru machines that degrade & distort quality. Sure thing, I guess we should skip going to gigs & just rely on a band recording.
  3. Um, wrong. Don't know if you were at the gig, but I was& it sounded pitch perfect from the first few rows- in no way did he struggle. I was happy to get DI in place of UD bc I'd already seen UD before & the acoustic seems to add nothing. Same with Handler- great as it is, I've already seen SS live. Handler was also great - none of the vocal struggles from videos I saw from last year. So maybe the audio doesn't translate well in recordings in general?
  4. Not worth discussing since a whole surprise album just isn't happening. They said they've got 3 songs recorded & that lines up with the amount of time spent in studio in London. So it's only worth discussing the timing of releasing these 3 songs. By what Matt's said, it'll be one single at a time, which makes sense nowadays, & may as well try something different from the dying album-every-3-years format. So I say- 1 song now (early May at this point) played on US/Can summer tour 2nd song August leading up to R/L 3rd song either keep in the vault till album time or release in late fall to tide fans over while they record more or take more time off.
  5. According to this person who talked to Matt at Coachella on Friday, we can expect "a single coming out soon". But how soon is soon? Supposedly Matt said (or the fan hazily assumed) beginning of summer. That can be June 21st in a literal sense, but hoping for earlier than that, like say...oh...May 20th in West Palm Beach!
  6. Got my tickets! The presale actually worked!! Can't wait
  7. I got my password too! But now, let's see if that translates into actual tickets. Fine print somewhere says 100 presale tix per venue Edit- yay, got my tix!!! 7th row after pit (hubby's not into standing esp to endure 30STM). Presale tickets gone now for my gig.
  8. So, earlier today, Muse's official Instagram account followed 30Seconds to Mars & Pvris (never heard of them). Strange since Muse IG had only previously followed Matt, Dom & Chris & that's it. Took a look around & found this, posted yesterday: Grain of salt, & normally not believable, but that 30STM follow today....
  9. You wanna really cry at the sorry state of rock's popularity in today's music industry? Look here, at 4 actual Grammy voters revealing their secret ballots. No one seems to have any awareness of the ones nominated! So is there any surprise at the bizarre groupings in the rock album category? Full article- http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/10/grammys-2016-secret-ballot
  10. It's not a stereotype. It's true. US has other music genres distracting potential concert-goers now, like country & hip-hop. Rock, especially hard rock, has been pushed down to minor niche status. Name an up & coming real rock band that can fill an arena now?- can't think of one. Lots of legacy bands, but no new superstars. So Muse delivers to their public. Can't fault them there. And with that said... 1) It's a crying shame that they are considering dropping Reapers. Being a new song, can't expect restless newbies to catch on immediately, but it's a killer song live! Plus if they wanna look at it from a business point of view, Reapers is the current US single, cracking the top 20 today in Active Rock. 2) Add in at least 2 songs. 17 songs is unacceptable- if they took the time & money to bring in that huge stage production, at least make it worth the while! Throw the hardcores a bone with a rarity (for US that's CE or Bliss) & maybe another piano song.
  11. Having 2 or 3 stages & double the crew like U2 can only help so much in a back-to-back situation. If there is an event at any venue the night before, Muse crew will have to wait till that other event is done & loaded out to start their 15-hour setup. That is the bigger problem.
  12. I so wish what you said there was true, but think you're being much too optimistic. I tend to go with what muse s'amuse is saying- just some limited dates in Jan- Feb in major markets before the grueling Euro tour. Sadly, the US doesn't sell very well for Muse- except NYC & LA- & Warner (or whoever is in charge of these things) has given no support whatsoever- no promo on late night or any other shows where much lesser bands have been. That 360 production looks very intensive (translate: expensive) & Muse might not want to lose money by playing to empty arenas. Such is life, & I'm one of the ones who get screwed.
  13. Apologies if this has already been posted, but apparently there's a credible rumor of Muse in Quebec in January. Sadly nowhere near me, but thought I'd bring it in case anyone knows more- http://99scenes.com/rumeur-muse-serait-au-centre-videotron-de-quebec-en-janvier-2016/ Hey, it's east coast, finally, maybe!
  14. Well, here's a bit of good news- NBA schedule will supposedly be out tomorrow, even though it's already out privately within the industry. So then I'd expect Muse US dates by later in the week or early next. I can't imagine them holding it out longer if they plan to have enough time to fill arenas in Nov & Dec.
  15. Do we need to give up on any more Drones singles (& Drones album in general) in the US? I did hear Mercy on Altnation a few days ago & thought a follow up to DI might finally get promoted. But looks like that was just a random play. I suppose that Warner agreed to promote 1 single only & move on. That sure won't help sell tickets for upcoming US tour dates...
  16. Sorry, I was talking US only- since the question was about the Billboard Hot100. In the US, at this time, the only song from Drones that has been promoted to radio stations for airplay is Dead Inside. Other songs have gotten spins, but not as official singles. See muse s'amuse's reply to me last page.
  17. Nope, DI is on its way down now in all formats except Active Rock. It can't really make it into the Hot 100 without any pop airplay, which it won't get. Also, it had crept into the top 100 on iTunes last week with album release. It's now back down in the 200's. So... bring on the next single already, Warner! (whichever that might be). It's gotta be Mercy- I hear it playing several times each night on TV with the Batman commercial!
  18. Final HDD numbers are in! Drones #1 in the US with almost 75K in sales, & 78K in sales+streaming! http://hitsdailydouble.com/building_album_chart http://hitsdailydouble.com/sales_plus_streaming Billboard final figures will be slightly up or down by 1 or 2K but Muse will be #1! And while I'm here, got another question for musesamuse- What is going on with the US singles situation? Dead Inside is already falling fast on alternative (today at #3) & has possibly peaked on rock formats, so shouldn't Warner be pushing a new single on alt & rock? I don't see either Mercy or Reapers (the 2 viable choices imo) on any 'Taking off' lists or charts on any formats. What the hell?? Would it be confusing to push Mercy to alternative & Reapers to rock stations? Both songs were seeing new spins last week; this week- nada. And why no push for Dead Inside on pop(HotAC)? Do something quick Warner!!
  19. Update on Airplay- (which is factored into Billboard stats)- As of yesterday 6 May, in its 44th day on chart, Dead Inside finally reached #1 in airplay for alternative stations!!! Over 2500 spins in that format & counting! It is also in the top 20 for Active Rock & Adult Alternative stations. So even though no one expects DI to perform as well as Madness or Uprising, it is definitely no dud by any means, & I'm hoping it'll have at least a few weeks at #1 on alternative when Billboard updates next week. muse s'amuse- what are the chances of DI to cross over into HotAC? Do you see it even being marketed in that format, & if so when? I think the whole 80's vibe of it could work & give the song some extra life.
  20. Opposite for me- I hope they release an a stripped down piano version of it, to get full emotional effect. Heard a haunting cover by a French(?) girl, linked many pages ago & was quite moved.
  21. Hmm, if I use those numbers (thanks btw), the artist would get a lot more than a few thousand! DI has 1.5M Spotify streams so far, so revenue to Muse is pretty paltry for now but song is 10 days old: 1.5Mx $0.05x 11%= $8250. But Uprising & Madness have 63M & 61M streams respectively. 63Mx .05x 11%= $346,500- not too bad! I wouldn't turn it down. And that's just to the artist. Matt as songwriter would get an additional cut of the publisher %. Now, no doubt that those songwriter & artist %'s are pitiful. But with these new services coming in, hopefully artists can negotiate better numbers & threaten to leave Spotify in droves. Should be interesting!
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