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http://www.spinnermusic.co.uk/2010/01/13/muse-glenn-beck/

 

Just as Muse had never watched an episode of 'Saturday Night Live' before performing on it in December, the UK trio had never paid any mind to Glenn Beck until September. That was when the conservative talk show host sung the band's praises only to claim that their representatives asked him to retract the endorsement, causing a minor controversy. A few weeks later, he revealed that the entire situation was a joke.

 

According to drummer Dom Howard, the band was more confused than anything. "I think he genuinely liked the band, liked the music and was playing it on his show. In all honesty, none of us really knew too much about him other than him being a bit of a crazy right-winger," Howard tells Spinner. "He just made up this whole thing and turned it into a bit of a big deal saying we don't want him to play our music on his show but it wasn't really true. It's just entertainment, isn't it? It's just radio. He thought he'd stir something up for fun and I'm sure a few people listened to his show because of it. That's what happens in TV and radio."

 

Howard also reveals that the band doesn't take themselves as seriously as people might think. Sure, their latest album 'Uprising' is heavily influenced by George Orwell's '1984' and the band certainly doesn't express much humor in their symphonic, complex music, but that doesn't mean they don't see the lighter side in it.

 

"We certainly had a lot of good times and had a lot of fun making the album. There were many parts of the album where musical elements certainly took us by surprise and made us laugh, particularly on 'United States of Eurasia,'" Howard says of the Queen-inspired track. "Things like 'Uprising,' lyrically it's very serious and very influenced by protests really and people getting together and fighting for what they believe in. Musically, it's quite a fun, glam-rock influenced act. Glam rock has always had associations with being pretty silly anyway, particularly in the past."

 

In fact, Howard credits the combination of lighthearted, fun music and heavy subject matter for Muse's success. "With our band, you can go either way," he says. "'Uprising' did really well on the radio, on alternative radio particularly. I think some people like it because they can dance around the room around a little bit and other people like it because they really like to get deep and involved with the lyrics. A lot of the songs have that contrast of being something you can get deep and involved with or, if you can't be bothered, you just dance."

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...and the band certainly doesn't express much humor in their symphonic, complex music, but that doesn't mean they don't see the lighter side in it.

Eura... SIA! SIA! SIA!

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>Sure, their latest album 'Uprising' is heavily influenced by George Orwell's '1984'

>Sure, their latest album 'Uprising'

>their latest album 'Uprising'

 

wat

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Yes, I Iiked Uprising for the deep lyrics.

 

:stunned:

 

I think Dom understands the lyrics better than a lot of fans. Sweet Dom. :happy:

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Aye, Glenn Beck desperately tried to save face when Muse shunned him. It was obvious he was genuinely a fan of the band but totally misinterpreted Muse's views/ethos, hence the hasty about turn.

 

Tit-head.

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Aye, Glenn Beck desperately tried to save face when Muse shunned him. It was obvious he was genuinely a fan of the band but totally misinterpreted Muse's views/ethos, hence the hasty about turn.

 

Tit-head.

 

Muse didn't shun him though! He made that up.

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lol "their latest album 'Uprising' ".........

 

its called "The Resistance" you corn hole

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Glenn Beck is such a weirdo. I'm more concerned people actually pay any attention to him at all.

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Glenn Beck is such a weirdo. I'm more concerned people actually pay any attention to him at all.

 

often those are the people who think fox news really is a serious and unbiased news channel :shifty:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*snort*

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I meant after the incidents occured, 'crazy right-winger', etc.

 

Well he may have got the message since! My heart bleeds for him, not! :LOL: Mind you that depends on how mad he is I suppose.

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He's a total nutjob, no matter how he dresses his views up as good, old fashioned republication/conservative/Christian values, he's wearing jackboots nonetheless.

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This just in: Dom Howard calls Glenn Beck a "crazy right-winger"....

 

... and in other news, Chris Wolstenholme declared in a recent Japanese interview that the sky was blue while Matt Bellamy revealed to a NZ newspaper that water is, in fact, wet.

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Glenn Beck annoys me. 'Nuff said. But I hate O'Reilly more...

 

And a comment on the first sentence about SNL: Thank god they had never seen SNL before. They had been spared up until that moment.

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Glenn Beck is such a weirdo. I'm more concerned people actually pay any attention to him at all.

 

i'm more concerned for the sanity of the person in that quote right below that than the fact that muse never intended to cross any party lines.

 

I for one enjoy glenn beck.

 

Rush and Sean are better but he's still cool.

Controverse that why don't you.

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i'm more concerned for the sanity of the person in that quote right below that than the fact that muse never intended to cross any party lines.

 

I for one enjoy glenn beck.

 

Rush and Sean are better but he's still cool.

Controverse that why don't you.

 

Mozza's quotes, if that is what you are referring to are generally made up! ;):)

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>Sure, their latest album 'Uprising' is heavily influenced by George Orwell's '1984'

>Sure, their latest album 'Uprising'

>their latest album 'Uprising'

 

wat

 

When I see something like this, it makes me realise that Muse aren't that popular.

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