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lien NME Awards 2005: nominations

31.01.2005 - 22:40 UTC+0 // Source : NME - Microcuts.net

The Nominees are in for this year’s ShockWaves NME Awards. On February 17, 2005, the votes will have been counted and we’ll be lifting a jar (or six) to crown the cream of British talent. Muse is nominated in 3 categories:

Best British Band
• Kasabian
• Snow Patrol
• Muse
• Franz Ferdinand
• The Libertines

Best Live Band
• Muse
• Razorlight
• The Libertines
• Franz Ferdinand
• Babyshambles

Best Website
• www.thelibertines.org.uk
• www.morrissey-solo.com
• www.muse.mu
• www.nme.com
• www.u2.com

lien Brits 2005: The Nominees Speak

31.01.2005 - 19:02 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net

Xfm is happy to bring you a series of clips from interviews with the bands we think should be walking away with some of the silverware this February 9. Dom Howard / Muse : 4 nominations (Best Group, British Album, British Rock Act, British Live Act)

On The Brits [listen]
"Its nice to be nominated for these things, its a pretty big deal. It feels... well, good... It's weird as we played there last year too..."

On Muse's future [listen]
"We're kinda relaxing a little bit, but we're always thinking about new music. We're starting on the next album pretty soon...."

lien [UP] Muse signed with Warner Music France ?

27.01.2005 - 16:57 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Vincent

After a 5-years collaboration with the French label Naïve, Muse has just signed with Warner Music France and will thus release their next album on this label. This change was predictable, the band having just signed with Eastwest records -subsidiary of Warner- in England, and with Warner Music in the USA before Absolution was released.

[Update] 31.01.2005: At the time we're writing, Muse and their management deny having signed with Warner Music France. Talks are in progress but there is nothing official yet...

lien 3 live tracks from Earl's

26.01.2005 - 18:51 UTC+0 // Source : muse.mu - Microcuts.net

3 live tracks from Muse's recent Earl's Court dates have been added to the official site and can be found in the audio section. Micro Cuts, Space Dementia and Ruled By Secrecy are up and ready to enjoy. Video footage from the 2 nights will be coming very soon on muse.mu too!.

lien [UP] Coldplay, Muse, Interpol for Coachella?

26.01.2005 - 13:56 UTC+0 // Source : Virtual vestivals - Microcuts.net // Thanks : Franck

The dates for this year's Coachella festival have been confirmed, with Coldplay, The Killers, Muse, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand among those strongly rumoured to be playing.

The American festival returns for its sixth year on saturday april 30 and sunday May 1 at the Empire Polo Field, Indio, California. Although the line-up for 2005 has not yet been revealed, Coldplay are strongly rumoured to be headlining on one night. Virtual Festivals has also heard reliable murmers that Interpol and Muse are already booked for the event.

[UPDATE] 31.01.2005: Muse won't play Coachella festival this year. Line up has been revealed.

lien Muse - "borderline" v3

25.01.2005 - 17:08 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net

Muse - Borderline From 1998 to 2004, Muse has performed more than 650 concerts worldwide, and has recorded more than 74 studio songs. Microcuts has gathered on only one track a few excesses (mostly live), or simply some memorable vocal performances. Mp3 (7mo)


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lien Vote for Muse at the Brits.

20.01.2005 - 14:14 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Slojam

You can now vote for Muse at the Brit awards in the best rock category. Other categories that Muse are in are not votable. However if you go here you can register to vote for the rock award: http://brits.co.uk/vote/

lien MtvU’s Campus Invasion Tour (?!)

16.01.2005 - 19:27 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net

Muse are slated to headline mtvU's 2005 Campus Invasion tour in the United States. Muse will headline this tour, which will begin in the Northeast and then run south and westward, and which will run from April 4th to May 2nd. And some dates may be private (not open to the public). Tom Kirk has said that a confirmation of this tour should be posted on muse.mu by the end of January:

MtvU is proud to announce CAMPUS INVASION 2005 starring MUSE... Coming soon to mtvU campuses around the country (USA) - Spring of 2005 - tour includes a cool, hip daytime village! This exciting tour is available exclusively through Tea Party College Concerts & Electric Factory Concerts. More info here.

lien Leeds 2005 ?

13.01.2005 - 00:22 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Slojam

According to the newspaper "Leeds today / Evening post" muse are in the frame for performing at Leeds Festival this year. Rumour? Here is the article.

lien Muse on the Xfm live hour

12.01.2005 - 16:12 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net

Xfm will broadcast a Muse gig on the 22nd Jan: Muse at Earl's Court. For more information on Xfm shows, visit: http://www.xfm.co.uk

lien Manson - Matt new guitar

11.01.2005 - 15:17 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Mansons Guitar Shop

Two guitars have been built for Matthew to sample. One is a mirror finish guitar but without the smashed effect. A beauty with Fuzz Factory and Phase 90 installed plus Rio Grande Pickups. Matt bought this guitar and used it at Earl's Court.
manson mirror - New guitar

A second prototype guitar was also made which Matthew tested but did not purchase. This guitar is for sale (Prototype Rust Relic £2,899.00) - see manson's website for details :
manson prototype

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lien Videos and interview (dec. 2004)

10.01.2005 - 22:22 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Jeremy

An interview with Chris and Dom is available on aftertheshow, some videos and photos can also be found.

ATSI: You all have been on tour for quiet a while. Are you tired of it?
Chris: No, we are still enjoying it. But we are ready for a break. We are going to take a couple of months for Holiday, to rest up. Then we are off to the studios to record a new album.

ATSI: So Did you See the Atlanta Incident Video?
Chris: Oh yes, that video was hilarious. Well it wasn’t hilarious at the time. But after we knew Matt was ok and everything. That really made me laugh.

ATSI: So does it seem strange coming to America where you aren’t popular?
Chris: We are enjoying the feeling of making it big again. We enjoy the challenge.

[...]

lien Muse in "Unleashed" trailer

10.01.2005 - 21:37 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Mike

The trailer of the last Jet Li & Morgan Freeman movie, "Unleashed", uses Muse's "Apocolypse Please" instrumental take. The trailer can be found here. The film is due for release on April 8th, 2005.

lien Brit Awards 2005 : Nominees

10.01.2005 - 19:24 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net

BRITs25 Nominations announced! Muse is nominated in four categories :

British Group

• Franz Ferdinand Domino Recordings
• Kasabian RCA / Sony BMG Music
• Keane Island / Universal Music
• Muse Taste Media / Warner Music
• Snow Patrol Fiction / Polydor / Universal Music


MasterCard British Album

• Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand Domino Recordings
• Keane Hopes and Fears Island / Universal Music
• Muse Absolution Taste Media / Warner Music
• Snow Patrol Final Straw Fiction / Polydor / Universal Music
• The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free 679 / Locked On / Warner


British Rock Act
Winner chosen by Kerrang! TV viewers

• Franz Ferdinand Domino Recordings
• Kasabian RCA / Sony BMG Music
• Muse Taste Media / Warner Music
• Snow Patrol Fiction / Polydor / Unversal
• The Libertines Rough Trade / Sanctuary


British Live Act Award
Winner chosen in association with The Live Music Forum

• Franz Ferdinand Domino Recordings
• Jamie Cullum UCJ / Universal Music
• Kasabian RCA / Sony BMG Music
• Muse Taste Media / Warner Music
• The Libertines Rough Trade / Sanctuary

[ Full list ]

lien Brit Awards to honour best live act

06.01.2005 - 19:22 UTC+0 // Source : NME - Microcuts.net

A new awards category has been added to next year’s BRIT AWARDS, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Best British Live Act will be chosen by promoters, journalists and venue owners. Judges include Feargal Sharkey, Chairman of the Live Music Forum. - Muse - Surely in the running for the new prize -

Nominations for the event, which will be broadcast on ITV on February 10, will be announced on January 10. Already announced is the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award, which will go to Sir Bob Geldof.

lien Muse open their own gig venue (?!)

06.01.2005 - 14:38 UTC+0 // Source : Nme.com - Microcuts.net

MUSE-ING ABOUT THE FUTURE - MUSE are hoping to spend the new year working out the follow up to 2003’s ’ABSOLUTION’ in a rehearsal space that will double as an impromptu concert hall. The band recently completed a long world tour with two massive London shows - but they are keen to start going again soon.

"What I’d love to do is get a little space in London, like a kind of thing where we can do private gigs to rehearse the songs before we record them," frontman Matt Bellamy told NME.COM.

"I think that’s a good vibe - getting people on message boards to come, so you get the pressure of a gig," he explained. "As soon as you play a song in a gig situation you really work out. It really changes your whole concept."

Muse plan to work again with producer Rich Costey for the new material, but will break up their recording time with another trek of the US as their profile has grown significantly there over the last year.

"This is the first time that we’ve ever had a kind of reaction [in the US], it’s the first time we’ve had any kind of vibe over here. We’ve always wanted to come here and spend time there, but we’ve never had the chance so," Bellamy said. He added: "We might do a tour of the kind of berserk states -- the ones that voted for Bush: Texas, Oklahoma, Idaho, all that lot. We’re really going to [do it] proper."

lien Muse in the new issue of Under the Radar, Kerrang

06.01.2005 - 00:23 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Gen

issue8.jpg The new issue of Under the Radar magazine (Winter 2005, Issue 8) is on stands now. The issue features an in-depth article on Muse, which has Matt Bellamy looking back on the band's eventful 2004, touching on both the good and the bad things that happened to them in the year. Matt also predicts where the band might go with their next album. It also features an exclusive photo taken in NY by Crackerfarm.

Kerrang reviewed the Earl's court gigs in their last issue : "Muse triumph - on the second attempt - at their biggest UK shows to date".