The band will play some new live songs on the french TV Canal+ on June the 23rd at 9pm.
This summer sees the official opening of the Xfm Hall Of Fame. Each year Xfm will be honouring one of the world's greatest bands or musicians. After all the nominations Xfm have a shortlist of five bands. Vote for who you think should be the first nominee and you could win tickets to the festival of your choice!
The Clash - Punk legends and inspiration for generations of bands. Muse - The scale, the ambition, the live shows, the guitar solos! Nirvana - The genius group who dragged alternative rock into the mainstream. Oasis - Liam and Noel, heroes of Britpop and beyond. Radiohead - The most musically innovative group of the decade.
Start voting at the Xfm website.
Muse are going to play in Naples for the Italian Music Show Festivalbar on June 1st. Likely they are going to play just one song and it will obviously be "Supermassive Black Hole". Tickets for the show are free, it will be broadcast on "Italia 1" the 6th and 13th of June at 19.00 GMT (21.00 Italian time), The show takes place in Piazza Plebiscito in Naples, Italy.
Supermassive Black Hole, the first single to be taken from the new album will be released in the UK on 19th June 2006. Formats will include a DVD single, 7" vinyl and digital download.
The video for Supermassive Black Hole is online now! You can watch it by clicking here.
The japanese version of 'Black Holes and Revelations', will include (as usual) an extra bonus track called "Glorious".
Extract from today's Kerrang Article:
Where in the world would you like to visit?
South america, definately. We've never been there but hopefully are going there on the new album. Rio de Janeiro and Brazil in general would be amazing. It would also be nice to check out the rainforest while it's still there, too."
Have you ever been in a school play?
I did a monologue if that counts? I played a blues singer who does a Robert Johnson song. I got an A* for drama! I also played the part of a Christmas tree when I was in infant school. I had a cardboard cut-out of a tree painted green stuck on me and was wheeled out onstage to stand there like a tree for the whole thing. My first public performance...
"Crying Shame" is announced as the b-side of the upcoming Muse CD single. A DVD single will be realeased at the same time featuring the video clip, the making of and a photo gallery.
Muse are to play a stadium show in Edinburgh as part of this year's T On The Fringe festival. The band, whose new album 'Black Holes And Revelations' is out on July 3, will perform at the Scottish capital's Meadowbank Stadium on August 24, with support from My Chemical Romance. The show comes just before their headline slot at the Carling. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Saturday (May 27).
Muse are featured in NME this week and in the festival guide supplement.
According a declaration from Matthew on NME.com, Muse would planed a pre-tour show in London: "Before the album comes out we'll do some kind of gig in London. But we're basically set for years ouf touring!".
Muse made a triumphant live comeback at Radio 1’s Big Weekend at (not unsurprisingly) the weekend and played tracks from their feverishly anticipated new album ‘Blackholes and Revelations.’ The playback for the new album took place last night and I was there to hear the songs that fans can expect to hear when Muse make a number of UK Festival appearances this summer – start getting excited now!
NME: Welcome back! How do you think it went tonight?
Chris: Not bad for a first gig.
Dominic: It went well. We played three new ones, people kind of got it straight away. We were really nervous, but it was cool, I think we got away with it.
Matt: I was good. I really enjoyed playing that last song, Knight of Cydonia.
Interview on Radio1:
The video of "Supermassive Black Hole", 1st single of the new album, will be broadcast on Channel 4 on May 17th.
"Hi. Hope things are good. As you know, the first showing of Muse's new video Super Massive Black Hole is on Channel 4 at 12:05 am. The video, which includes owl people and a waterfall man with binoculars, was shot by Floria Sigismondi in a crazy furniture shop in Los Angeles. Hope you enjoy. Tom"
The band 'The feeling' made a cover of Muse's 'Time is running out' this morning at the Radio1 big week end festival in Dundee.
"Muse's seven-song set on the main stage at Camperdown Park was their first live show in two years. The band played three songs from forthcoming album 'Black Holes And Revelations', out on July 3. The new tracks were 'Knights Of Cydonia', 'Starlight' and the first single, 'Supermassive Black Hole'. "
Speaking to NME.COM afterwards, the band declared themselves delighted by the reaction of the crowd to the new songs. Frontman Matt Bellamy said: "The crowd seemed to get the new ones straightaway, even 'Knights Of Cydonia', which is a bit of a weird one!"
Also featuring in the NME's heroes poll are stars including Liam Gallagher, Morrissey, Peter Doherty, David Bowie, Ian Brown, Joe Strummer, Matt Bellamy (14), John Lennon, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner.
Matthew Bellamy will be Jo Whiley's guest on Radio 1 tomorrow, between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm.
Muse will play their first gig off 2006 this saturday at Radio1 Big Week-end festival.
From 19.00 on Saturday and Sunday night you'll be able to see all the action from both stages on digital TV. If you have digital satellite, digital cable or Freeview you'll be able to press red from any BBC TV channel and see the show. Also on Saturday and Sunday night BBC THREE will broadcasting two hours of highlights from each day. Watch on Saturday from 23.30 and Sunday from 22.30. Finally on Sunday night Top of the Pops will be live from the site on BBC TWO from 19.00
BBC Radio 1 (Via FM, AM, shortwave, digital and satellite [?])
You'll be able to get full coverage of Radio 1's Big Weekend on Radio1's website. They will be streaming all the action in broadband video (From 19.00 on Saturday and Sunday). Then for a week after we'll be putting as many full sets as we can online so you can watch them.
Here's the full tracklist for the new album including the previously untitled track names:
01. Take A Bow
03. Supermassive Black Hole
04. Map Of The Problematique
05. A Soldier's Poem
08. Exo Politics
09. City Of Delusion
11. Knights Of Cydonia
The new single 'Supermassive Black Hole' is now downloadable here : http://www.7digital.com/stores/default.aspx?shop=309 (Also available on Itunes UK, France...). The artwork, the video and the b-side will be available on the Cd/Dvd release on june the 19th or with the full download on june the 12th.
NB: "I apologize to all those lovely Mac users out there. Due to the track not being available to US fans at this moment in time (it hasn't gone to radio there yet so hasn't been 'authorized'), the purchase page for the download thinks that all Mac users are American or Canadian. (Yes I know - lame.) So that counts me out from downloading it too, even though I pleased to say I already have it -legitimately I might add I have brought this issue to the attention of the online store ,who will be fixing it we hope tomorrow. It's never easy is it? Tom."
By thisisfakediy: Muse; overblown space rock protagonists specialising in the epic and extravagant, yeah? Not quite. If you're looking for the 'fuck me, that's a bit different' comeback of the year, this is it. Matt Bellamy has turned electro sex dwarf.
It's true that, after repeated listens, 'Absolution' sounded just too big for it's own good, occasionally slipping into something between self parody and a Tina Turner stadium rock tribute. Contained within, however, were the hints of something great; the flashes of electronica that ran throughout the breathy 'Endlessly' certainly did the trick.
'Supermassive Black Hole' may be the most ridiculous song title of the year, but it's also the Devon trio's super hit in waiting. Throw away all those ideas of what a Muse song should sound like, because this isn't it. Those electronic tendencies have been developed and, where, last time round, 'Time Is Running Out' was slightly removed from the usual rule book, this rips it up, spits it out and tracks down the nearest disco ball.
Bass lines, beeps and metronomic beats envelop a falsetto that refuses to grate. Think Soulwax, Millionaire or, hell, even Prince, and you wouldn't be far off. A funked up riff and layered vocals all combine to make a track with a genuine groove. Electro-pop never sounded this damn huge; the charts await.
Muse are very pleased to announce that the new album is titled 'Black Holes And Revelations'. The new record is available on July 3rd.
Muse's first single "Supermassive Black Hole" will finally be available on may the 9th - after the broadcast on radio - on every online music store.