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http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=1&title=olympic_closing_ceremony_not_just_shit_b&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

 

Another review that makes no mention of Muse whatsoever.

 

Aaand another...

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/aug/13/london-2012-olympic-games-closing-ceremony-review?newsfeed=true

 

And another!!

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19195421

 

And surprise, surprise, The Telegraph as well...

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopreviews/9467519/Olympic-Closing-Ceremony-London-2012-review.html

 

And in this Daily Mail summary (although they do appear in their article about NBC cutting performances)

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2187413/London-2012-Closing-Ceremony-Eric-Idle-leads-crowd-rendition-Always-Look-Bright-Side-Life.html

 

Nothing from The Daily Star...

 

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=246026

 

Nothing in The Independent either...

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/london-olympics-2012-closing-ceremony-eccentric-bewildering--and-shameless-good-fun-8037281.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/olympic-closing-ceremony-cynicisms-comeback-gig-8038711.html

 

Have Warner paid off the media to not mention Muse or something? I know there's a few artists who are also skipped but Muse were pretty high profile yet mentions of them seem very rare in the British Media.

 

...ah finally, The Sun mentions them:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/olympics/4484394/Dazzling-Games-closing-ceremony-thrills-millions.html

 

Muse must be the biggest unknown band in the history of music. They always seem to be overlooked in the general press. I mean it's not as if they had the official song or anything.

 

They should have put Kate Hudson in the choir! No doubt the papers wouldn't be able to stop talking about them in that case!

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My bet is that he intended Survival to be played half a step down. I can't really see how he'll keep singing it in original key if it's going to become a regular. It's really too much of a strain for him and tbh, I think it'll sound better when it isn't as forced as it was now.

That's a very good point... Perhaps when they did rehearsals for it they rehearsed it a key down for when they do it on the actual tour, so Matt ended up singing it a semi-tone/tone down. Which is why some notes sounded off. The last note, while it did sound good, was definitely lower than the original...

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no comment = nothing bad to say about them in most cases

Exactly what I'm thinking now.

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They should have put Kate Hudson in the choir! No doubt the papers wouldn't be able to stop talking about them in that case!

 

Hahah, this made me laugh out loud!

However, when I think about it... yeah, maybe it would've been a really useful idea :D

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So, I find it rather hilarious that NBC cut out Muse's performance to make sure the One Direction bit got shown, yet the 1D song isn't even on the official soundtrack to the closing ceremony. "Survival" is though.

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So, I find it rather hilarious that NBC cut out Muse's performance to make sure the One Direction bit got shown, yet the 1D song isn't even on the official soundtrack to the closing ceremony. "Survival" is though.

 

One Direction is popular. Have to get those extra viewers in.

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The lack of any mention of Muse in British press on this just suprises the hell out of me.

I was, quite possibly, under the impression this band was really big over there? o.O

 

And where is my twitchy eye smily? I have "boobs" but no twitchy...

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