Natalia Posted September 24, 2009 Share Posted September 24, 2009 The Link "There’s a history of bands not liking being told to mime on television, and once again Muse took exception to this request by doing things their own way. Years ago, on children’s television programme Live And Kicking, the band performed the song New Born to a lip synched track. Not that you’re able to tell, of course, as this is how keyboards are usually played: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXhEUPcLSCI&feature=player_embedded "You’ll notice the longer the performance goes on the more erratic frontman Matt Bellamy’s hand movements get, to the point when he’s not actually touching anything but the keyboard is still playing. What the really keen-eyed among you may have noticed, is that bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard have also swapped instruments. But anyway, it was all young reckless abandon, right? Wrong. Muse were at it again recently on Italian TV. Brownie points to the one who can spot what’s wrong with the performance this time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oTt8Noi5Rk&feature=player_embedded Yeah, they were at it again. This time though, it was the turn of Bellamy to pick up the sticks, leave Howard on vocals and bass, while Wolstenholme took up guitar and keyboard duties. It’s not exactly difficult to miss, as we’d hate to actually listen to the drumbeat Bellamy plays – the frontman spends more time focusing on pulling silly faces and pointing his sticks at the camera than actually hitting the drums. And the best bit? Nobody noticed. At the end of the video the clueless Italian host approaches Howard to interview him. He even references “our drummer, Matt” and you can see the other two leave the stage in fits of laughter. Why you would ask one of the country’s finest live bands to mime on television is beyond us. But after the press coverage this stunt has gained it’s unlikely they’ll get the chance to pull this particular trick again." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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