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lien The next single on Channel4

20.07.2006 - 17:33 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net - nme.com

As prevously reported on microcuts.net, Muse will release 'Starlight' on September 4. The video will be premiered on Channel 4 on August 5 at 11.40pm.

'Black Holes and Revelations' continues its international success entering the US charts at number 9.

lien Black Holes & revelations in the Charts #2

19.07.2006 - 21:36 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net - Billboard

"Second week at number 1! Wow. Had a great second week with the new record in the UK charts. Staying on strong at number 1. Its really cool to hear its going down so well. Thanks again for the fan support and understanding."

In the USA, Muse has its best week ever on The Billboard 200 as "Black Holes and Revelations" (Warner Bros.) debuts at No. 9 with 48,000 copies. Only one other of the group's records has even spent time on the chart: 2004's "Absolution" bowed at No. 107, although it reached No. 1 on the Heatseekers tally.

lien Muse on LIVE 105

19.07.2006 - 02:32 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Michele

Matt and Dom were at the radio "Live 105" yesterday. You can listen to an extract here.

lien Nationwide Mercury Prize, Big Day Out 2007

18.07.2006 - 12:39 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Ajay, Toby

Muse are nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2006 with Black Holes And Revelations. The winner will be announced on september 5th.

Muse will be playing at Big Day Out Festival (Australia) in January 2007.

lien "Love line" last night

14.07.2006 - 15:05 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net

Muse was on KROQ last night, you can listen to the show here or download it here.

lien Muse in Filter

13.07.2006 - 21:36 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net

filter - July 2006 Muse is the cover artist for the new issue of the Filter mini. You can download Issue #12 for free here

The last record had a lot of political undertones and it doesn’t seem like you’ve backed down at all.
A song like "Soldier’s Song" is me putting myself into the perspective of a soldier who feels a little bit disillusioned or is not sure of the reasons why he’s fighting.That song is an obvious reference to current events. "Take a Bow" is about a person who is realizing he is being manipulated by a global agenda. If there was a theme on the album, it would be that the human spirit is waking up to the manipulation that is all around us all and feeling like it is time to break out of that. As I grow older, I’m definitely more conscious of what is going on around us. It does seem like there are agendas and things that are being organized for us. And it’s not necessarily our choice. It’s about people becoming disillusioned with the powers they used to trust.

Does this mean that Muse is going to become a more politically active band?
At the moment I’m trying to push it all into the lyrics. I have yet to be impressed when I see musicians trying to make statements about anything, outside of their music. It often comes across as hypocritical, maybe because a lot of the problems in the world are due to the fact that individuals can acquire enormous amounts of wealth.And oftentimes it’s your rock stars and actors who have accumulated that wealth who then seem to stand up and make big statements about poverty. I wouldn’t want to name names, of course.
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lien UK Pre Sale now open!

13.07.2006 - 14:49 UTC+0 // Source : Muse.mu

The concerts so far announced for the UK are now on sale with an exclusive fan pre sale! You can now go through and get your tickets using the link below. This is a limited pre sale and should tickets sell out please be aware that more tickets will be available from Friday's general onsale.

FAN PRE SALE!

lien KROQ's show

12.07.2006 - 03:31 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Sandra

Muse is going to be on KROQ's show 'loveline' at 10pm on july the 13th. You can listen to the show here: http://www.kroq.com/

lien Black Holes & revelations in the Charts #1

10.07.2006 - 13:16 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net

Muse's new album BLACK HOLES & REVELATIONS entered the UK charts at Number 1 this week (#6 in France, #1 in Ireland, #2 in Netherlands). Thanks to everyone who bought a copy.

lien Interview of Dominic Howard

07.07.2006 - 11:33 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net - Telemoustique.be // Thanks : When the day breaks...

Dom has been interviewed by Telemoustique.be on the occasion of the Southside Festival.
Download the interview

lien Muse session on Radio 1

05.07.2006 - 13:24 UTC+0 // Source : Radio1 - Microcuts.net

The show recently recorded at Maida Vale Studio's will be broadcast tonight on Radio 1 between 7pm and 9pm (UK time).

lien Results of the Meet & Greet contest

05.07.2006 - 10:38 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net

The winners of the Meet and Greet contest announced a few days ago in the news section have been revealed. Six of them will be able to meet the band. You can see the results as well as Matt and Dom's answers to the questions in video on this site.

lien Muse on the cover of The Fly

04.07.2006 - 16:27 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net // Thanks : Niall

the fly The magazine is available to read online at www.the-fly.co.uk. There is an article and a review of the new album:

"Government conspiracies, intergalactic paranoia, death, destruction, disco funk, and a Wayne’s World moment to rival ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ itself: Muse return this month with an album that’s everything you could possibly expect. And a whole lot more besides...

The first thing that strikes you about Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenhome and Dom Howard is how disarmingly normal they are. Sure, much of what leaves Matt’s mouth sounds like the ravings of a long-term asylum resident (“I tend to play it down,” he admits. “I think if I came out and said all of my views, sometimes I’d come across like David Icke!”), and they talk about international travel as if they’re describing catching a bus (a fact of life when you’re a hard-working, internationally-popular band whose lead singer has recently moved to Milan), but they’re reassuringly devoid of the outward trappings and persona of fame or celebrity. As Chris says: “With us the music has always been more important than the people in the band, and hopefully it’ll stay like that. When we’re not making music we go home and live very boring lives. Well, they’re not boring, but they probably would be to anyone else. We just go home to our girlfriends rather than hanging around at the Met Bar or whatever.”
“I think it’s kind of like the inverse of someone like that Pete Doherty guy,” agrees Matt. “His fame persona is disproportionate to the size of the band. I think we’re the inverse of that.”
Indeed they are. Muse have been doing this for a few years now (12 to be precise), during which time they’ve seen many more-fashionable-but-less-talented bands come and go, all the time working hard, learning and improving. They give the impression of a band who’ve reached a level of understanding – of themselves and each other – which is allowing them, now, on their fourth album, to fully realise their enormous potential." [...]

lien Track by track in NME

04.07.2006 - 16:12 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net - NME // Thanks : Alex Hoban

In this weeks issue, NME is running a track by track guide to the new album by Muse themselves.

lien NME.com's interview

04.07.2006 - 15:56 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net - nme.com

Muse unveil the secrets behind that cover, their new album and the impending alien invasion in NME.COM's interview (you must be logged)

lien 'Black Holes and Revelations' reviews

01.07.2006 - 06:27 UTC+0 // Source : Microcuts.net - Drowned in Sound - Audioscribbler

"How to start a review when all that’s rattling within your brain is its conclusion, the final, perfectly summarising parting statement? Muse have made the finest album of their career to date, perhaps the most wonderfully rewarding long-player they’ll ever pen, an album that is as ambitious as it is combustive, as bamboozlingly bombastic as it is gracefully seductive.
How about at the start itself…"
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"Since the release of Muse's third LP, 'Absolution' in 2003, the band really have crafted a fence for the fans to sit on. It seems the world of Musers just aren't united anymore, and 'Revelations' certainly isn't going to do anything to bring them back together."
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