"There's performance footage up on the official site of Butterflies and Hurricanes; taken from the 2nd night at Earl's Court. There will be more songs going up over the next few days from both nights. The footage is taken from the edit that went out on the night on the big screens side of stage. Photos will be coming soon from Earl's too. The photographer got caught up in the Tsunami so we're a bit delayed in receiving them. Very relieved to find that they came back un-harmed. (the photographer not the photos.) Cheers for now. Take care. Tom"
"Hello. Pleased to inform that two more tracks have been added into the footage section taken from Muse's 2 memorable nights in Earl's Court in December. TSP is taken from the 19th and Ruled By Secrecy from the 20th. The reason more media is from the 20th is because we had XFM in recording that night so the audio we recorded is a touch better. But both nights were amazing and I'm sure you'll enjoy checking it out. www.muse.mu. Cheers for now. Tom"
Ruled by secrecy (swf - Flash file)
The small print (swf - Flash file)
Butterflies and Hurricanes (swf - Flash file)
Or check the official website.
Muse have five new songs written after Matt Bellamy went travelling in the Himalayas earlier this month. "I was in Bhutan," Bellamy told PS. "I wanted to get away from everything - no phone, no tv, nothing." Bellamy added "I went checking out the monks, hiking up mountains...It was really good for clearing my mind of any distractions, I got five new songs written while I was out there, though that isn't why I went."
The french record label "Naïve" should release the usual box gathering all the singles from 'Absolution' before june:
- Stockholm Syndrome
- Time is Running Out
- Sing for Absolution
- Butterflies and Hurricanes
Matt Bellamy interviewed at the Nme Awards: "We're off to the Midwest in April (Mtvu Campus tour). We're doing out of the way tiny clubs, so that we can try out new songs away from the spotlight. If we get the album finished quickly by the end of summer, then maybe we'll do small venues here (Uk) aswell to preview them. But there's no definite plans. We don't have any deadlines for finishing it." So, don't expect any new material before the end of 2005.
To answer to all the email requests about a prospective DVD:
"We've got absolutely bucket loads of footage and performance recordings. There will of course be another dvd one day down the road and it will no doubt feature earls court in part. Though we can't give a date right now and we can't just release it of the cuff as it needs to be timed correctly with record label approval etc... and it needs to be fucking good too! I know the fans would buy just about anything if it meant watching the band, but if its gonna top hullabaloo it will take me a lot of time to put it together. Editing is a bit of a time consumer you know. We want to release something that gives a different angle to any dvd we've made before. It will come. Be patient!"
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Muse have taken away the award for 'Best Live Band' at this years NME Awards. Matt Belamy was on hand to collect the award. Some pics are on the gallery. Speaking from the stage at the ceremony, drummer Dominic Howard said: “We'd like to thank music for being the very heart of our existence.”
The ceremony will air on :
- Channel 4 on Friday 18th - 23.35pm
- MTV2 - Saturday 19th - 9pm
- Vh2 - Sunday 20th - 9pm
"Ozzy Osbourne's Black Sabbath have topped a list of the 100 Best British rock albums of all time. Their self-titled debut from 1970 knocked Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast into second place. Ozzy, 56 said Sabbath's win was a triumph for British rock. He joked "Back then you'd hear, 'If you go to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair' We were like 'What are they on about?' The only flowers were in out local cemetery". Kerrang! mag, which polled readers, said : "There are so many incredible homegrown albums in one list."
Rock Top 10 :
1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
3. Sex Pistols - Never mind the B******s
4. Led Zeppelin - IV
5. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
6. Muse - Absolution
7. The Clash - London Calling
8. Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
9. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
10. Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
17. The Wildhearts - Earth vs The Wildhearts
18. Lostprophets - Start Something
19. Queen - A Night At The Opera
20. Muse - Origin Of Symmetry
21. Ash - Free All Angels
22. Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
23. Stereophonics - Performance And Cocktails
According to Zane Lowe on Radio 1, Razorlight will support Muse on their upcoming tour in the USA (on april).
Muse won the "Best British live act" (Presented by Shirley Manson) award at the Brit Awards 2005 tonight in London. Tom Kirk: "We're all going except for Matt who's travelling around the far east doing beserk things. which is a shame but im sure he's having more fun!". Dom and Chris accepted the award, thanking the absent Matt who is currently in the Kingdom of Bhutan. More pics on the gallery.
[Update] "Hey. That was a really good night. Best Live is what its all about in my view. Cheers for the support in this respect, live shows aren't really the same without fans going crazy which is where you all come in. Matt wasn't there as he is in the Kingdom of Bhutan, far far away. He was missed but will be back for the NME's. Thanks for all the voting and support. What would we do without you? Cheers, tom"
Muse picked up Best Live Act and Dominic and Chris told us why Matt Bellamy wasn't with them to pick up the award: "Matt's in the Kingdom of Bhutan getting involved with Buddha." "He says it's the most bizarre thing he's ever seen - I'm going to give him a call in a moment and tell him that we've won, I'm sure he'll be pleased." - "He said that he's seriously sunburnt - he's been in the Phillipines, and has burnt his arse." - "He's probably applying lotion to his buttocks - in the lotus position!"
Q magazine have voted Stockholm Syndrome the 44th greatest guitar track in the world...
1. Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
2. Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ jack Flash
3. Led Zeppelin – Whole lotta Love
4. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
5. Beatles – Helter Skelter
6. Guns n’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
7. The Who – Won’t get fooled Again
8. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
9. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
10. The Stone Roses – I Am the Resurrection
41. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me out
42. Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
43. Derek and The Dominos – Layla
44. Muse – Stockholm Syndrome
45. Public Image Limited – Public Image
46. Beastie Boys – Sabotage
47. The Darkness – I believe in a thing called love
48. Can – Mother Sky
"Muse Live at the Wiltern" will premier next Wednesday (February 9th) at 3 pm EST on the FUSE television network (www.fuse.tv). It is only a half-hour episode. Numerous encore airings are also scheduled:
February 9th - 7 pm EST
February 9th - 10 pm EST
February 10th - 1 am EST
February 13th - 3 pm EST