Muse was on stage yesterday for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich. It was the first time they started the show with Reapers.
Drill Sergeant + Psycho
Supermassive Black Hole
Time Is Running Out
Plug in Baby
Man with a Harmonica + Knights of Cydonia
As you might have noticed, I’m slowly relaunching the site! I’m really, really sorry I neglected Muse Fans for months. To be honest, life kept me busy, and I had an argument with another Muse fansite owner who made me feel really bad. Fansites are supposed to be for fun, so I decided I needed some space to think about the future of Muse Fans.
The band unveiled the new single Mercy on Radio 1 and released the official lyric video. For those who pre-ordered the album from Muse’s official site, Mercy is now available for download.
French radios RTL2 and NRJ spoke with Matt and Dom about the new album.
I’ve added the scan and transcript from NME magazine.
Muse are to unveil their new single Mercy on Monday (May 18), when the song receives its premiere on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show between 7-9pm. Mercy was played live for the first time last week (May 9) at a show at New York’s iHeart Theatre.
Muse have discussed their upcoming headline slot at Download Festival this summer, suggesting that they’ll play rare tracks and heavier material.
The band are confirmed to appear at Download in June alongside fellow headliners Slipknot and Kiss. Speaking to NME in this week’s issue, available digitally and on newsstands now, the band’s bassist Chris Wolstenholme talked about the forthcoming festival appearance.
Having recently played their track Muscle Museum live for the first time in eight years, Wolstenholme said that the group will use the festival “as an opportunity to get away with playing some deeper cuts and heavier stuff”.
Earlier this year frontman Matt Bellamy claimed that the band plan to fly drones over audiences at forthcoming live dates. However, Wolstenholme has revealed that their stage show will be “scaled back” for the festival. “No drones this time,” he said. “Obviously we’ll do what we can, but there’s gonna be a 20-minute changeover between bands, so the bigger things we’d do with our own shows may have to be scaled back”.
Wolstenholme also commented on fellow headliners Kiss, saying “They seem to be bigger in [the UK] now than they ever were at their peak. But I guess they’re so recognisable, people have caught on. They’re part of the canon now.”