Muse to take over hometown council for one day?

Posted by Lily on 03 Aug 2013 • Filed in MiscellaneousSource13 Comments

Muse could branch out into politics by taking over the local council in their hometown of Teignmouth for one day, according to reports.

The Sun says that the band have held talks about the possibility of running the council for 24 hours in an attempt to engage younger voters in the region and help them take a greater interest in local politics.

Jeremy Christophers, who is the leader of Teignbridge District Council, said: “We’re still in talks to get things sorted. It’s vital for the council to engage with the younger generation.” He also claimed that the political themes of the band’s most recent album, The 2nd Law, made them suitable candidates for the role. “Muse have been busy on tour promoting their album The 2nd Law,” he said. “The album has songs about global warming and sustainable living, which are important issues.”

Christophers first invited Muse to take over the running of the council for a day in July last year. Speaking on the same day that all three members of the band had been chosen to carry the Olympic torch their their hometown, he said: “We had Muse here today. They’re the biggest rock band on the planet. I’ve invited Matt Bellamy and the band to come in and run the council for the day.”

Muse say they’re “at the point of collapse” from biggest spectacle yet

Posted by Lily on 30 Jul 2013 • Filed in PressSource14 Comments

British power trio Muse are bringing their sci-fi sized show to Australian shores this December. [...] Drummer Dominic Howard, speaking to Perth paper The West, says:

“We haven’t done anything like this before and it’s taken our performances to a whole new level… The new album has really helped steer this new direction.”

For a band whose career is built on the scale of their live production, saying their current tour is their biggest yet is really saying something. Howard is also particularly excited about showing off the band’s transforming set to Australian audiences.

“Have you heard about the pyramid? It can swallow up the band during the set, it’s totally mental. It’s an upside-down floating pyramid that is totally out there.”

Speaking of the lavish stage set-up, frontman Matt Bellamy told The Standard in a recent interview:

“This is going to be our Zoo TV.”

Read the full article here

Stade Charles Ehrmann pictures

Posted by Lily on 11 Jul 2013 • Filed in Photos23 Comments

Pictures from Nice have been added to the gallery.

Gallery link:
Live pictures » 2013 » 26 Jun 2013 – Stade Charles Ehrmann, Nice, France (x11)

Muse named favourites to headline Glastonbury 2014

Posted by Lily on 10 Jul 2013 • Filed in MiscellaneousSource2 Comments

Readers have been voting since returning from last weekend’s Worthy Farm event, and the huge Muse fanbase has ensured the Surpremacy stars have topped our poll ahead of music legends including Prince, David Bowie and Daft Punk.

Muse last performed at Glastonbury in 2010, when they headlined the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night. Having topped the bill so recently, it is unlikely that Michael Eavis will be booking the band so soon, but it’s not out of the question.

Placing second in the poll are Radiohead, after frontman Thom Yorke played a surprise DJ set at the 2013 event. Third are US punk rockers Green Day, who will headline Optimus festival in Portugal next weekend (12-14 July 2013).

Fourth is David Bowie, who has denied all rumours of a tour in 2013, but could he change his mind and hit the festival scene next year?

Fifth are Rage Against the Machine, who previously performed at Glastonbury in 1994.

Interview with NRJ France

Posted by Lily on 24 Jun 2013 • Filed in Photos23 Comments

Matt and Dom answered a few questions for NRJ France before the 2nd show in Paris on Saturday.

Gallery link:
Interviews » 2013 » 22 Jun 2013 – NRJ France (x86)

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