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Posted: 04 Aug 10, 16:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, we've already had Muse playing covers of 'Back in Black' and 'Where The Streets Have No Name' during the summer festival season as well as peppering the T in The Park performance with Led Zeppelin riffs.......whilst Queen influences are, notably, all over the 'Resistance' Album - particularly United States of Eurasia - and also on 'Black Holes and Revelations' and without doubt within the earlier albums, I wonder if Muse will actually cover a song officially at some point (live or recorded).  If so, what do you think this would be?  As a fan of the band for many years and appreciating the styles played over the past I reckon Sheer Heart Attack or White Man would go down well (in the latter case thinking about the themes Muse like to sing about - oppression etc).  Some of the Fun in Space stuff could go down well  too - maybe Airheads?


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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 02:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Muse are ok for a short period of time but for me Matt Bellamy is a bit of a Bono clone in how he sounds and it puts me off a bit

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 03:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you for reminding me that I'm going to see Muse live at the end of September. :-)

There are a few Queen songs I'd love to see what Matt Bellamy and company could do with. After a quick glance through my Queen library:

Ogre Battle
Killer Queen
The Prophet's Song
Get Down, Make Love
Flash's Theme (don't laugh!)
Innuendo


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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes - spot on with Innuendo and Get Down Make Love too!


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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Muse doing Flash??! that would be AWESOME! hehe :) Also, a bit on the campy side.

Why not a Flash/The Hero medley, like Queen did live?

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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Matt Bellamy is a very skilled pianist, he is miles away from Freddie as a pianist. So I guess a Queen proggy piano-driven song would be a very good choice for a cover. I go for "The March Of The Black Queen". But I doubt that they will do sometime a Queen cover. even with the fact that they are heavily influenced by Queen.

They gonna play two nights in Wembley next month, so it would be good that Brian join them for a few songs, maybe a Queen medley (Matt on piano, Brian on guitar, Roger on backing vocals maybe, ha). But it's just a dream, they are my two favourite bands of all time.


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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Muse is better than the other mainstream bands but still pretty low level music


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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great last post Bo...........yup you are in dreamland regards the performance onstage of Rog and Brian...........even Brian would do - walk on part with the guitar then sod off - like the Edge?

Great post though, agree with what you say about March too.  When you break down United States of Eurasia there are Queen influences on so many levels:

Opening quiet piano part
Infectious crescendo with harmonies
The slightly developed BOOM BOOM CRACK WWRY drums
The WATC lyric reference  "on and on and on and on"
The whole tongue in cheek nature of the song - what a load of pompostious sh*ite - absolutely love it to bits though!! Cheers
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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Muse is better than the other mainstream bands but still pretty low level music

Have to totally disagree with this statement unless you have listened to the back catalogue.  Technically the band are excellent and getting better all the time.  The Resistance is the 4th 'proper' album.............now which band's 4th album rocketed them to bigger and better things...?  Couldn't begin to think!?

http://www.nme.com/news/nme/47809


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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And lest I forget...........

Matthew Bellamy
declared "In the world of rock, Queen stands out as a good example of
the clash between guitar and piano in songwriting. I think that’s where
you stumble across those more unusual arrangements and chord structures.
In my heart I want to do more hard rock music, but at the same time,
I’m much more attracted to the piano."
Queen are said to be one of Bellamy's mother's favourite bands.
Bellamy also invited his grandmother to see the musical "We Will Rock
You" by Ben Elton, his grandmother hated it but Bellamy loved it.
According to an interview, Wolstenholme has yet to see "We Will Rock
You".
Howard
is also a big Queen fan. Muse's complexity and live shows have been
linked and compared to Queen's. In 2006 Howard mentioned that he is
quite good friends with Queen's drummer, Roger Taylor. He also stated
that he would like to have Queen hit "Don't stop me now" played at his
funeral.
The albums Black Holes and Revelations and The Resistance contain apparent influences from Queen, most strikingly United States of Eurasia.

http://www.musewiki.org/Queen


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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interviewer : That's a pretty, [laughs] that is a pretty surreal feeling I
can only imagine. Does, is there, who is the first uhm, you know, well
known rock star musician that really took notice on you guys where, you
know I'm sure that now when you talk about talking to Bono or talking to
Dave Grohl who, you know, and it's just kind of old hat, these guys are
you're buddies I'm assuming, but who was the first guy that took notice
that really kind of, you know, maybe even flustered you guys?

Matt Bellamy : [laughs] I think uh, I think it was actually when Queen
uh, took notice uh, and Brian May and Roger Taylor. They both, we've
met them both a few times, but they both seem to be really, really sort
of genuinely friendly and really sort of, you know, I think they really
like the band and, and uh, you know, Roger Taylor's been like, you know,
he's become good friends with Dom and, you know, they spoke about drums all the time and it keeps ...[?]... Dom ...[?]... boring drummer stuff, you know?

Interviewer: Gah! That's crazy!

Matt Bellamy : I think that, I think that's quite surreal, you know?


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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wiley wrote: Muse doing Flash??! that would be AWESOME! hehe :) Also, a bit on the campy side.

"Campy" seems to be something Muse does quite well. I'm sure you've heard their cover of "Feeling Good"...


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Posted: 05 Aug 10, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Thunderbolt:
I hadn't heard their cover of Feeling Good until now. Pretty cool.

I'm sure they could pull it off. They do have a sense of humour. We're talking about the band who protested against doing playback/lip-synching in a TV show by swapping their instruments and "performing" anyway, hehe :)

Matt Bellamy "played" drums and their drummer "sang and played guitar". They even did a small interview afterward and their lead singer for a day referred to "our drummer, Matt" while trying not to laugh out loud.

If you haven't seen it, look it up in YouTube, hehe :)

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Posted: 07 Aug 10, 20:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian gave them a Kerrang's "Best British Band" award back in 2001, and then they had an interview togheter (Brian and Muse).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7U1l5VrCzE

Also, Brian has claimed this last year:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8304176.stm


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Posted: 09 Aug 10, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Soul brother: they arent TM level


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