Muse Members Talk About Staying Relevant as an Actual Rock Band, Not a ‘Simulation’

Remember rock bands? You can be forgiven if you don’t, in this day and age, but one of the very few great and viable ones of the 21stcentury, Muse, is back to save the day with “Simulation Theory,” their first album in three and a half years. Just one …

Remember rock bands? You can be forgiven if you don’t, in this day and age, but one of the very few great and viable ones of the 21stcentury, Muse, is back to save the day with “Simulation Theory,” their first album in three and a half years. Just one caveat: they aren’t sounding so rock […]

Album Reviews: Imagine Dragons’ ‘Origins’ and Muse’s ‘Simulation Theory’

According to, well, just about everyone, hip-hop and R&B are the streaming generation’s musical genres of choice and rock is in a hard place. Yet rock, or at least the style formerly known as alternative rock, is finishing out the year with a bang …

According to, well, just about everyone, hip-hop and R&B are the streaming generation’s musical genres of choice and rock is in a hard place. Yet rock, or at least the style formerly known as alternative rock, is finishing out the year with a bang as two of its biggest acts — Imagine Dragons and Muse […]

Muse Uses ‘Stranger Things’ as Inspiration for Cover Art to New Album

Muse announced today that their eighth studio album, “Simulation Theory,” will be released on November 9th through Warner Bros. Records. The eleven-track record was produced by the band, along with producers Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback and Ti…

Muse announced today that their eighth studio album, “Simulation Theory,” will be released on November 9th through Warner Bros. Records. The eleven-track record was produced by the band, along with producers Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback and Timbaland. Each of the album’s songs will be accompanied by a video. The album will be released in three formats: […]

Bonnaroo reveals 2018 lineup featuring The Killers, Eminem, Bon Iver, and more

Once more unto the Port-A-Pottie-stocked breach, dear friends. For the 17th time in as many years, hordes of self-absorbed narcissists will descend upon Manchester, Tennessee for a four-day weekend of music and debauchery—and the rest of us will pay good money to watch them perform.

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Once more unto the Port-A-Pottie-stocked breach, dear friends. For the 17th time in as many years, hordes of self-absorbed narcissists will descend upon Manchester, Tennessee for a four-day weekend of music and debauchery—and the rest of us will pay good money to watch them perform.

Read more...

Eminem, Killers, Muse to Headline Bonnaroo 2018  

Eminem, The Killers and Muse are the headliners for the 17th annual Bonnaroo Festival, taking place June 7-10 as always in Manchester, Tennessee, Superfly and A.C. Entertainment announced today. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival on “The Farm” at Great Stage Park, the 700-acre event space located 60 miles southeast of Nashville […]

Eminem, The Killers and Muse are the headliners for the 17th annual Bonnaroo Festival, taking place June 7-10 as always in Manchester, Tennessee, Superfly and A.C. Entertainment announced today. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival on “The Farm” at Great Stage Park, the 700-acre event space located 60 miles southeast of Nashville […]

Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse to Headline 2018 Bottlerock Festival

BottleRock Napa Valley 2018, presented by JaM Cellars, today announced its sixth annual lineup today, which includes headline artists Bruno Mars, The Killers and Muse. The three-day music/food/drink festival will take place at the Valley Expo in Napa. Calif., May 25 – 27, 2018. Festival passes go on sale at 10 a.m. PST on Jan. 9. Also among the 80-plus artists […]

BottleRock Napa Valley 2018, presented by JaM Cellars, today announced its sixth annual lineup today, which includes headline artists Bruno Mars, The Killers and Muse. The three-day music/food/drink festival will take place at the Valley Expo in Napa. Calif., May 25 – 27, 2018. Festival passes go on sale at 10 a.m. PST on Jan. 9. Also among the 80-plus artists […]

Concert Review: KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017, Night One

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer — but given the state of our country, a little resistance at the end of the year is to be expected. That was the vibe of night one of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where, despite the major headline being Queens of the Stone […]

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer — but given the state of our country, a little resistance at the end of the year is to be expected. That was the vibe of night one of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where, despite the major headline being Queens of the Stone […]

Lorde and Muse ‘Gutted’ Over Lollapalooza Evacuation

Fans weren’t the only ones disappointed when a severe storm forced the evacuation of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago on its first night — the performers were pretty bummed out about it too.

Lorde and Muse, who were scheduled to close out the night but had their sets cut short by the evacuation, took to Twitter afterward to express their disappointment, with both acts declaring themselves “gutted.”

“F–ks sake. I am so gutted guys I don’t know what to tell you,” Lorde tweeted Thursday night after her performance was cut short.

Also Read: Oasis’ Liam Gallagher Walks Off Lollapalooza Stage 20 Minutes Into Set

“They’ve told us we can’t play. I had the most spectacular show planned for you and I PROMISE I will come back to play it as soon as I can,” the singer added, later calling the situation “the most MELODRAMA sh-t ever.”

Meanwhile, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy tweeted, “Gutted. City/police made us leave the stage tonight 3 songs in at #Lollapalooza . Due to weather/lightning. Nightmare!”

“Crowd awesome, we’ll be back, hope lolla book us next year to make up,” the musician added.

Also Read: Watch the Lollapalooza 2017 Livestream, From Chance the Rapper to Lorde (Live Video)

According to NBC, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the Chicago area throughout Thursday evening, and Grant Park, where the festival is taking place, was evacuated.

“We are disappointed to have to end today’s performances early, however our first priority is the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” Sandee Fenton, director of publicity for Lollapalooza promoter C3 Presents, said of the evacuation.

Lorde and Muse weren’t the only ones to have their performances affected by weather. Severe weather and flight delays caused Taylor Momsen’s band The Pretty Reckless to miss the festival.

Also Read: Lorde Gushes Over Her Madame Tussauds Wax Figure: ‘OMG, Guys!’

Meanwhile, another destructive force of nature, former Oasis musician Liam Gallagher, also made an impact on the festival when he stormed off the stage 20 minutes into his set on Thursday.

fucks sake. i am so gutted guys i don’t know what to tell you

– Lorde (@lorde) August 4, 2017

they’ve told us we can’t play. i had the most spectacular show planned for you and i PROMISE i will come back to play it as soon as i can ??’”

– Lorde (@lorde) August 4, 2017

this is the most MELODRAMA shit ever

– Lorde (@lorde) August 4, 2017

Gutted. City/police made us leave the stage tonight 3 songs in at #Lollapalooza . Due to weather/lightning. Nightmare!

– Matt Bellamy (@MattBellamy) August 4, 2017

Crowd awesome, we’ll be back, hope lolla book us next year to make up.

– Matt Bellamy (@MattBellamy) August 4, 2017

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Fans weren’t the only ones disappointed when a severe storm forced the evacuation of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago on its first night — the performers were pretty bummed out about it too.

Lorde and Muse, who were scheduled to close out the night but had their sets cut short by the evacuation, took to Twitter afterward to express their disappointment, with both acts declaring themselves “gutted.”

“F–ks sake. I am so gutted guys I don’t know what to tell you,” Lorde tweeted Thursday night after her performance was cut short.

“They’ve told us we can’t play. I had the most spectacular show planned for you and I PROMISE I will come back to play it as soon as I can,” the singer added, later calling the situation “the most MELODRAMA sh-t ever.”

Meanwhile, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy tweeted, “Gutted. City/police made us leave the stage tonight 3 songs in at #Lollapalooza . Due to weather/lightning. Nightmare!”

“Crowd awesome, we’ll be back, hope lolla book us next year to make up,” the musician added.

According to NBC, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the Chicago area throughout Thursday evening, and Grant Park, where the festival is taking place, was evacuated.

“We are disappointed to have to end today’s performances early, however our first priority is the safety of our fans, staff and artists,” Sandee Fenton, director of publicity for Lollapalooza promoter C3 Presents, said of the evacuation.

Lorde and Muse weren’t the only ones to have their performances affected by weather. Severe weather and flight delays caused Taylor Momsen’s band The Pretty Reckless to miss the festival.

Meanwhile, another destructive force of nature, former Oasis musician Liam Gallagher, also made an impact on the festival when he stormed off the stage 20 minutes into his set on Thursday.

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Watch the Lollapalooza 2017 Livestream, From Chance the Rapper to Lorde (Live Video)

The four-day Lollapalooza music festival begins from in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, and we have a virtual front row seat for you.

While $2,200 VIP tickets are all that are left, TheWrap will carry Red Bull TV’s multi-channel livestream for free.

The festival highlight is destined to be hometown hero Chance the Rapper’s Saturday night headlining set, but Perry Farrell has recruited a slew of other top line artists to headline various stages.

Also Read: Chester Bennington’s Widow Breaks Silence on Death: ‘How Do I Pick Up My Shattered Soul?’

Lorde, The Killers, The XX, Alt-J, Muse and Wiz Khalifa are amongst the rock, pop and rap names at the top of the bill, while Kaskade (a Lolla regular), DJ Snake (on a festival bender this year), and the outstanding Porter Robinson will bring the best electronic beats to the heart of Chicago.

Check back here starting at 3:30 p.m. PT on Thursday.

The performances will continue each day thereafter from 12 noon until 8 p.m. PT.

 

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The four-day Lollapalooza music festival begins from in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, and we have a virtual front row seat for you.

While $2,200 VIP tickets are all that are left, TheWrap will carry Red Bull TV’s multi-channel livestream for free.

The festival highlight is destined to be hometown hero Chance the Rapper’s Saturday night headlining set, but Perry Farrell has recruited a slew of other top line artists to headline various stages.

Lorde, The Killers, The XX, Alt-J, Muse and Wiz Khalifa are amongst the rock, pop and rap names at the top of the bill, while Kaskade (a Lolla regular), DJ Snake (on a festival bender this year), and the outstanding Porter Robinson will bring the best electronic beats to the heart of Chicago.

Check back here starting at 3:30 p.m. PT on Thursday.

The performances will continue each day thereafter from 12 noon until 8 p.m. PT.

 

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Lollapalooza 2016 Roundup Portrait Gallery (Photos)

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Gina Rodriguez Delights, Rockers Muse Fulfill a Corporate Obligation at CW Upfront

The CW presented its 2017-18 slate of series for advertisers on Thursday, officially finishing up television’s annual upfront period.

But Mark Pedowitz & Co. were determined to not just be one final hump for media buyers and reporters before returning to our daily norms — the “Dare to Defy” network attempted to wow. But did they? Here are TheWrap‘s top seven takeaways from the New York City Center event:

CW’s Muse
Muse rocked the house for all of one song — “Dig Down,” which will stick with CW’s brand campaign throughout the TV season. We’d argue that Thursday probably marked the band’s briefest 11 a.m. concert ever. Hey, you gotta do what you’re contractually obligated to do.

Also Read: The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ Not Part of Arrowverse, Will Be Left Out of Annual Crossover

God, Those Stairs
Every CW upfront, those of us with the cheap seats are reminded of just all tall and steep the New York City Center’s stairs are. No one told us there would be exercise.

Rob Tuck Goes Cape S–t
CW executive vice president of National Sales Rob Tuck dressed as Salesman, the world’s lamest superhero. His green caped was adorned with a gold money sign — so not exactly a soft pitch to the concert venue’s advertisers.

Gina Rodriguez Still CW’s Best Salesperson, Though
Sorry, Rob Tuck, the “Jane The Virgin” star sells the CW better than anyone else — and she even seemed totally cool with being banished to Fridays.

“Those that have yet to join, the doors are wide open, baby,” Rodriguez pitched media buyers.

Also Read: CW 2017-18 Schedule: ‘Jane The Virgin’ Banished to Fridays, ‘Valor’ Will Follow ‘Supergirl’

“Dynasty” Already Ruins Dialogue
OK, the reboot trailer looked fine, but during the cast’s brief presentation, Grant Show blew his sign-off line. At least they all had a good laugh about it. Let’s hope he’s better at reading scripts than teleprompters.

We’ll find out soon enough if the new “Dynasty” can work where the new “Dallas” failed. You know, just on a different network.

Maybe Scooby-Don’t?
The CW’s “Supernatural” is returning next season for its 13th season, which will feature a special animated “Scooby-Doo” episode. Yes, this is real, we checked. Rut-roh.

Champagne Dreams on a CW Budget
Pedowitz and Tuck closed their mercifully brief upfront presentation with a champagne toast, and invited the rest of us to join them outside in a liquid nod to “Dynasty.” Don’t mind if we do! And that concludes the 2017 upfronts…

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The CW presented its 2017-18 slate of series for advertisers on Thursday, officially finishing up television’s annual upfront period.

But Mark Pedowitz & Co. were determined to not just be one final hump for media buyers and reporters before returning to our daily norms — the “Dare to Defy” network attempted to wow. But did they? Here are TheWrap‘s top seven takeaways from the New York City Center event:

CW’s Muse
Muse rocked the house for all of one song — “Dig Down,” which will stick with CW’s brand campaign throughout the TV season. We’d argue that Thursday probably marked the band’s briefest 11 a.m. concert ever. Hey, you gotta do what you’re contractually obligated to do.

God, Those Stairs
Every CW upfront, those of us with the cheap seats are reminded of just all tall and steep the New York City Center’s stairs are. No one told us there would be exercise.

Rob Tuck Goes Cape S–t
CW executive vice president of National Sales Rob Tuck dressed as Salesman, the world’s lamest superhero. His green caped was adorned with a gold money sign — so not exactly a soft pitch to the concert venue’s advertisers.

Gina Rodriguez Still CW’s Best Salesperson, Though
Sorry, Rob Tuck, the “Jane The Virgin” star sells the CW better than anyone else — and she even seemed totally cool with being banished to Fridays.

“Those that have yet to join, the doors are wide open, baby,” Rodriguez pitched media buyers.

“Dynasty” Already Ruins Dialogue
OK, the reboot trailer looked fine, but during the cast’s brief presentation, Grant Show blew his sign-off line. At least they all had a good laugh about it. Let’s hope he’s better at reading scripts than teleprompters.

We’ll find out soon enough if the new “Dynasty” can work where the new “Dallas” failed. You know, just on a different network.

Maybe Scooby-Don’t?
The CW’s “Supernatural” is returning next season for its 13th season, which will feature a special animated “Scooby-Doo” episode. Yes, this is real, we checked. Rut-roh.

Champagne Dreams on a CW Budget
Pedowitz and Tuck closed their mercifully brief upfront presentation with a champagne toast, and invited the rest of us to join them outside in a liquid nod to “Dynasty.” Don’t mind if we do! And that concludes the 2017 upfronts…

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CBS CEO Thinks Network is Doing 'A Good Job' on Women's Diversity

Les Moonves: CBS Was Offered 'American Idol,' But Economics 'Made Absolutely No Sense'