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Old 22-09-2017, 03:51 PM   #1651
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Muse are the only musical act which have played gigs in the following capital cities of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council during the band's latest worldwide Drones tour (2015-17):

Paris (160,000 tickets sold at 7 shows at AccorHotels Arena and La Tour Eiffel - Champ de Mars)

London (95,000 tickets sold at 7 shows at O2 Arena, Shepherd's Bush Empire, and Electric Ballroom)

Moscow (50,000 tickets sold at 2 shows at Olympijskiy Stadium and Okritie Arena)

Washington, DC (10,865 tickets sold at 1 show at Verizon Center)

Beijing (7,573 tickets sold at 1 show at LeSports Center/MasterCard Arena)

Note: Iron Maiden came close to matching Muse but performed instead at the Jiffy Jube Live venue in Bristow, VA located about 35 miles from Washington, DC during its latest tour. Metallica performed in four of the above cities but not Washington DC. Also, Muse played concerts in 28 European markets and 43 global markets, 2 and 4 more than Iron Maiden, respectively.


Muse artist video streams city rankings during the the past three years (September 2014-September 2017) according to YouTube Artist Insights data compiled by Google:

22. Moscow, Russia 4,018,099 total views

23. New York, NY, USA 3,904,507 total views

24. Los Angeles, CA, USA 3,790,509 total views


Emmy Award winning actress Elisabeth Moss Shares Her Playlist For Preparing For Her Role In Hulu's ‘Handmaid’s Tale’:

1. 'Burn the Witch' - Radiohead (Grammy nominated Best Rock Song 2016)
19. 'Madness' - Muse (Grammy nominated Best Rock Song 2013)

https://thehandmaidstale.tv/elisabet...tale-playlist/

Elisabeth Moss received 6 previous Emmy nominations for playing Peggy Olson on Emmy Award winning AMC drama series 'Mad Men' which featured the following music and movie location familiar to Matt in three episodes during its 7 season run from 2007-2015:

'Telstar' - Tornados (End Credits) - Inspired 'Knights of Cydonia'
'Nocturne Opus 9 No 2 - Chopin (End Credits) - Inspired 'Collateral Damage'
Pirates Cove Beach - Malibu, CA (Clip from 'Planet of the Apes' Final Scene) - Inspired 'Sing for Absolution' music video

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Old 28-09-2017, 02:39 PM   #1652
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#1 ultimate guilty pleasure track as voted on muse.mu

'Endlessly' - Album track on Absolution - Not released as a single

Times played live: 48 gigs in Europe and Japan but never performed in the USA

First live performance: October 2003 in Helsinki
Last live performance: February 2004 in Dublin

Hidden track on Absolution Tour Live DVD performed in November 2003 at Wembley Arena in London:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSSPT45IKqs

Cover performed live by opera soprano and four-time Grammy Award-winning classical artist Renée Fleming in June 2010 in New York City:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLScw1hjfNs ABC "Good Morning America"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyceTZ2SJo8 Official Music Video

Other Grammy Award-nominated artists who have covered Muse songs in concerts or recordings:

Andra Day: 'Uprising' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLUKjmQvS8Q

Coldplay: 'Madness' snippet sung by Chris Martin at Stade de France in September 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXlYKkEDNVk

Adam Lambert: 'Soaked' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dct8Ol-XyOw and 'Starlight' American Idol tour in 2009

The Killers: 'Starlight' at 2017 Lollapalooza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIIljzIDFgU

Keith Urban: 'Unintended' - Snippet sung by Nathan Barlowe during Ripcord Tour in 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2xX8HbQhbE

Deadmau5: 'Knights of Cydonia' in 2009

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Old 28-09-2017, 03:10 PM   #1653
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Muse Career Stats (March 1994-December 2017)

Gigs Played: 1468*

Most Played Songs:

1 Plug In Baby 949
2 Time Is Running Out 861
3 Hysteria 803
4 New Born 21
5 Stockholm Syndrome 681
6 Starlight 671
7 Knights of Cydonia 664
8 Supermassive Black Hole 658
9 Sunburn 551
10 Bliss 517
11 Feeling Good (Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley cover) 488
12 Muscle Museum 470
13 Uprising 462
14 Citizen Erased 416
15 Map of the Problematique 409
16 Butterflies & Hurricanes 402
17 Interlude 347
18 Resistance 311
19 Undisclosed Desires 288
20 Apocalypse Please 285
21 Madness 282
22 Showbiz 278
23 Cave 262
24 The 2nd Law: Isolated System 234
25 Take a Bow 233

*Includes performances at clubs, arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums, festivals, outdoor parks, TV and radio station studios, radio station sponsored shows, talk shows, The Grammys, The Brits, SNL, MTV VMA and other awards shows, record retail stores, and 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.

Source: www.setlist.fm

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Old 30-09-2017, 02:25 PM   #1654
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Amazing Album Chart Fun Fact:

Six albums containing songs written by Matt Bellamy appeared on The Billboard 200 chart dated 26 June 2010:

#2 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack featuring single 'Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)'

#97 The Resistance - Muse

#121 For Your Entertainment - Adam Lambert featuring 'Soaked'

#134 Twilight soundtrack featuring 'Supermassive Black Hole'

#137 The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack featuring a remix of 'I Belong To You'

#150 Dark Hope - Renée Fleming featuring single 'Endlessly'

By comparison, five various Glee soundtrack albums featuring songs written by rock band Journey and Madonna and many other artists and four Michael Jackson albums also appeared on this particular Billboard album chart.

Dark Hope also debuted on the UK Official Albums Chart Top 100 chart at #92 in June 2010, the only album by this celebrated American opera singer to make this tally.
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:34 PM   #1655
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'Uprising' was just certified Platinum (50,000 units) by FIMI eight years after release. It is the second Muse single after 'Madness' to reach this sales threshold. Four other Muse songs have been certified Gold (25,000) in that market. Seven Muse albums have also been awarded certifications there:

The Resistance - Double Platinum (120,000)
Black Holes and Revelations - Platinum (80,000)
The 2nd Law - Platinum (60,000)
Origin of Symmetry - Gold (25,000)
Absolution - Gold (50,000)
Live at Rome Olympic Stadium - Gold (30,000)
Drones - Gold (25,000)

Muse have played 46 gigs in the following 15 cities in Italy during their career selling over 300,000 concert tickets at clubs, arenas, 3 stadiums, several festivals, and a couple of TV and radio shows:

Imola (First appearance playing a festival in June 2000)
Bologna
Milan
Rome (including the farcical playback 'mimed' performance at RAI TV in 2009) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7LT3FtPtbc
Rimini
Naples
Florence
Pordenone
Catania (TV show playback 'mimed' performance except for live vocals for Festivalbar in 2004)
Turin
Padua (TV show playback 'mimed' performance except for live vocals for MTV TRL in 2006)
Verona
Assago (Mediolanum Forum)
Casalecchio di Reno (Unipol Arena)
Pesaro

Classical Italian music influences on Matt and Muse:

Vincenzo Bellini (The Resistance album recorded at Moltrasio, a former home of the composer near Lake Como - Most famous for the 'Casta Diva' aria from the opera Norma

Tomaso Albinoni/Remo Giazotto (Adagio in G Minor - Intro to 'Resistance' at several performances)

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - 'Drones' track is a rearranged version of 'Sanctus and Benedictus' recorded at Shangri La in Malibu, CA in the back of Bob Dylan’s old tour bus

http://www.musewiki.org/File:MorganKnockinAtTheBus.jpg

Antonio Vivaldi (3 mandolin and lute/guitar concertos RV 558, 532, 425, 93) - Matt featured a mandolin on Absolution track 'Blackout'

Matt also attended a performance of the opera Armida by Gioachino Rossini at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in 2010 with Renée Fleming starring in the title role

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Old 09-10-2017, 04:51 PM   #1656
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JAPAN Stats:

Muse will have played 48 gigs in this Asian market from March 2000 to November 2017 in the following 11 cities:

Tokyo (Nippon Budokan and various clubs including Zepp)
Osaka
Nagoya
Yuzawa (Fuji Rock Festival)
Fukuoka
Saitama (Super Arena)
Yokohama (Arena)
Chiba
Fujiyoshida (Amusement Park)
Hiroshima
Sendai

Top Selling Albums (Ranked by ORICON.CO.JP):

The Resistance - #11 Peak and 20 weeks on the album chart - Over 50,000 sold
Black Holes and Revelations - #11 Peak and 11 weeks on the album chart - Certified Gold by RIAJ - Over 50,000 sold
The 2nd Law - #5 Peak and 21 weeks on the album chart
Drones - #5 Peak and 14 weeks on the album chart
HAARP - #19 Peak and 8 weeks on the album chart
Absolution
Origin of Symmetry
Live at Rome Olympic Stadium - #34 and 8 weeks on the album chart
Showbiz
Hullabaloo

Top 20 Most Viewed Tracks on YouTube (Ranked by Google Artist Insights) from September 2014 to October 2017 - Over 15 Million Total Artist Views

Follow Me
Undisclosed Desires
Supermassive Black Hole
Knights of Cydonia
Uprising
Hysteria
Starlight
Time is Running Out
Psycho
Exogenesis: Symphony, Part 3: Redemption
Madness
Plug in Baby
New Born
Resistance
Dead Inside
Panic Station
The 2nd Law: Isolated System
Stockholm Syndrome
Butterflies and Hurricanes
Map of the Problematique

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Old 09-10-2017, 05:24 PM   #1657
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55 Years Ago:

'Telstar' by The Tornados hit #1 on the UK Official Singles Top 100 chart dated 10 October 1962 and spent five weeks on top and a total of 25 weeks on this tally - George Bellamy turned 21 on October 8 that week - It also spent a total of 16 weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart peaking at #1 on the chart dated 22 December 1962.

18 Years Ago:

Showbiz by Muse bowed at #69 on the UK Official Albums Top 100 chart dated 16 October 1999 and spent a total of 46 weeks on this tally - 'Uno' the first single from the album debuted at #73 on the UK Official Singles Top 100 chart dated 26 June 1999 - Matt Bellamy turned 21 that year.

Showbiz also bowed at #66 on the France Album Chart chart dated 18 September 1999 and spent 10 weeks in the Top 100 and 50 weeks in the Top 200 from 1999-2015.

Showbiz has sold an estimated 350,000 copies in France compared to 500,000 in the UK and over 50,000 in the USA.

Showbiz also charted in the Top 100 in the Netherlands for 18 weeks, in Belgium-Flanders for 11 weeks, in Belgium-Wallonia for 7 weeks, in Ireland for 5 weeks, in Australia for 3 weeks, in Finland for 3 weeks, in Norway for 1 week and in Italy for 1 week.

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Old 16-10-2017, 09:36 PM   #1658
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Artists with the most Top Ten Hits on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart (1988-2017):

25 - Red Hot Chili Peppers
23 - Foo Fighters
23 - U2
22 - Green Day
19 - Pearl Jam
17 - LINKIN PARK
17 - The Offspring
17 - Smashing Pumpkins
15 - R.E.M.
14 - Incubus
14 - blink-182
13 - Muse
13 - Weezer
12 - Coldplay
11 - Cage the Elephant
11 - Bush
11 - Stone Temple Pilots
10 - The Cure

Other notable UK artists:

9 - Morrissey
7 - Mumford & Sons
6 - Depeche Mode
6 - Oasis
5 - Bastille
5 - New Order
4 - Arctic Monkeys
4 - Kate Bush
4 - Elvis Costello
4 - Psychedelic Furs
4 - Siouxsie and the Banshees
4 - The Jesus and Mary Chain
3 - Radiohead
3 - Blur
3 - Gorillaz
3 - Franz Ferdinand
3 - Florence + The Machine
3 - Tears for Fears
3 - World Party
3 - Julian Cope
3 - The Sundays
2 - Peter Gabriel
2 - XTC
2 - alt-J
2 - The Struts
2 - Peter Murphy
2 - Happy Mondays

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Old 16-10-2017, 10:11 PM   #1659
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Muse - Los Angeles CA Metro Area Career Gigs (1998-2017):

Total of 32 by Venue:

(8) Staples Center (7 arena shows and 53rd Grammy Awards performance of 'Uprising')
(3) Gibson/Universal Amphitheater (KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas shows)
(2) The Forum/Inglewood (1 arena show and 1 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show)
(2) Wiltern Theater
(2) Mayan Theater
(2) Irvine Meadows/Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
(1) Memorial Coliseum (L.A. Rising)
(1) Honda Center/Anaheim
(1) Greek Theater
(1) Grammy Museum
(1) Memorial Sports Arena (dress rehearsal for Drones World Tour attended only by contest winners)
(1) BlizzCon/Anaheim
(1) The Roxy
(1) WEA Convention
(1) KCRW Studios
(1) Yahoo! Music Studios
(1) Viper Room (showcase for record labels including Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols)
(1) Maverick Records (audition for Guy Oseary)
(1) Santa Monica Pier (audition for Columbia Records)

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Old 16-10-2017, 11:04 PM   #1660
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Muse - # Gigs (1,469) by Country/Nation/Market (1994-2017):

333 - USA
328 - England (370 in the United Kingdom)
131 - France
99 - Germany
61 - Australia
48 - Japan
46 - Italy
41 - Canada
31 - Spain
31 - Switzerland
28 - Netherlands
26 - Scotland
24 - Belgium
21 - Ireland
18 - Denmark
18 - Norway
16 - Austria
14 - Mexico
14 - Sweden
13 - Portugal
12 - Finland
11 - Wales
10 - Brazil
10 - Russia
8 - Argentina
6 - New Zealand
6 - South Korea
5 - Hungary
5 - Northern Ireland
5 - Poland
4 - Greece
4 - Latvia
4 - Luxembourg
3 - Chile
3 - Czech Republic
3 - Hong Kong
3 - Singapore
3 - Turkey
3 - Ukraine
2 - China (Mainland)
2 - Colombia
2 - Romania
2 - South Africa
1 - Abu Dhabi, UAE
1 - Croatia
1 - Dubai, UAE
1 - Estonia
1 - Iceland
1 - Indonesia
1 - Lithuania
1 - Malaysia
1 - Monaco
1 - Serbia
1 - Taiwan
1 - Thailand

Sources: www.setlist.fm, www.musewiki.org

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Most Muse riffs played from one artist:

Rage Against The Machine (12)

'Township Rebellion' from 2001-2017 (RATM songwriters)
'Freedom' from 2001-2014 (RATM songwriters)
'Killing In The Name' from 2006-2010 (RATM songwriters)
'Revolver' from 2001-2011 (RATM songwriters)
'People Of The Sun' from 2007-2010 (RATM songwriters)'
'Bulls on Parade' in 2001 (RATM songwriters)
'Testify' in 2010 (RATM songwriters)
'Maggie's Farm' from 2003 to 2016 (Bob Dylan songwriter)
'Bombtrack' in 2008 (RATM songwriters)
'War Within A Breath' from 2007-2010 (RATM songwriters)
'Microphone Fiend' from 2007-2010 (Eric B. and Rakim songwriters)
'How I Could Just Kill A Man' in 2001 (Cypress Hill songwriters)

Nirvana (5)

'Lithium' covered in 2014 at Coachella and Lollapalooza Brazil (Kurt Cobain songwriter)
'Endless Nameless' from 2010-2015 (Nirvana songwriters)
'Negative Creep' from 2010-2011 (Nirvana songwriters)
'School' in 2010 (Nirvana songwriters)
'tourettes' covered in early 1994 in Devon (Nirvana songwriters)

Chopin (4) including 'Collateral Damage' and 'Prelude'; Primus (3); Deftones (3); Jimi Hendrix (3) including 'Star-Bangled Banner'; Led Zeppelin (2); Weezer (2); and Morricone (2)

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Most Muse Covers:

'Feeling Good' (Newley/Bricusse sung by Nina Simone in 1964) performed live on 1/3 of Muse setlists from 1999-2017 (489 plays)*

'Dracula Mountain' (Lightning Bolt from 2003) instrumental from 2004-2013 (31 plays)

'New Kind of Kick' (The Cramps from 1982) featuring playback vocals in 2017 (23 plays)

'Man of Mystery' (The Shadows from 1960) instrumental from 2007-2008 (21 plays)

'House of the Rising Sun' (The Animals from 1964) instrumental performed multiple times during Muse album tours from 2006-2013 - Muse recorded version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DPDpz-m0xg

'Back in Black' (AC/DC from 1980) with Nic Cester on vocals at BDO/Australia and San Siro/Milan in 2010 and with Brian Johnson at Glastonbury/UK in 2017 (7 plays)

'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' (Crewe/Gaudio sung by Frankie Valli in 1967) performed live in 2002 in London and in Japan in 2002, 2010 and 2013 (5 plays) - Muse recorded version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMeBAltloqo

'Popcorn' (Kingsley in 1969 performed by Hot Butter in 1972) instrumental in 2009 at Teignmouth, Berlin and Paris (5 plays)

'Sign O' The Times' (Prince in 1987) performed live in 2012 in Paris and London and at Staples Center/Los Angeles in 2013 (3 plays)

'Lithium' (Cobain/Nirvana in 1991) performed live in Brazil and California in 2014 (2 plays)

'Where The Streets Have No Name' (/Bono/U2 in 1987) live with The Edge at Glastonbury in 2010 (1 play)

'America' (Bernstein in 1957) instrumental at Giants Stadium/New Jersey in 2009 (1 play)

'Lies' (CHVRCHES in 2013) performed live in London in 2015 (1 play)

*'Hyper Music/Feeling Good' peaked at #24 and spent 3 weeks on the UK Official Singles Top 100 chart in 2001 and 'Feeling Good (Live)' peaked at #54 in 2011 and spent 9 weeks on the UK Singles chart from 2008-2011. 'Feeling Good' by Muse was certified Silver (200,000 units) in the UK by BPI in 2013. Incidentally, Nina Simone and Michael Bublé have also both charted in the UK singles tally with their covers of 'Feeling Good' peaking at #40 in 1964 and #69 in 2005, respectively, and have each also been certified Silver by BPI in 2014 and 2016.

In France, 'Feeling Good' debuted at #139 and spent one on the Top 200 Singles Sales chart in 2012 and most recently has spent four weeks on the French singles chart from August-October 2017 peaking at #69.

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