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Matt Bellamy from Muse dropped a hint via Twitter that the band may celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2014 with a special celebratory tour.
The tweet came as a response to fans asking about a recent show in the band did in Tokyo where a number of strange thing happened – including drummer Dom Howard seeing his drum kit enveloped by masked characters during the performance.
Here’s the tweet:
Though Showbiz – the first Muse record didn’t come out until 1999 – it is widely recognized that the band got their start five years earlier in Teignmouth – where special 20th anniversary shows have already been all but confirmed for 2014. A full tour would be something different – as anyone who knows anything about Muse will tell you – that band brings it harder than most when they play Fresno on a random Tuesday – you can only imagine what it will be like to see them celebrate a milestone like 20 years.
Here’s a reminder of what the early days looked like – sweet fog machine fellas :)
After teasing in a series of interviews over the last couple of weeks and posting strange lyrics over the last 48 hours – the Phoenix/R Kelly collab we all enjoyed at Coachella is now getting some studio love.
The band announced via Instagram earlier today that a remix of “Trying to Be Cool” is on it’s way featuring none other than the mastermind behind “Trapped in a Closet”
It’s an unlikely pairing – made even stranger when you consider the two artists had never met before performing together on-stage at Coachella. Phoenix guitarist Christian Mazzalai explains:
“Before going onstage we always put on R. Kelly’s music, which is very far from our music, but we love his art. So we created a mash-up between our music and his music. We sent it to him and he said yes. The funny part is he arrived late so we didn’t see him before. We met him onstage. We didn’t rehearse so there was a beautiful tension.”
Expect that remix to hit the internet as soon as tomorrow
Today Cage The Elephant revealed the details of their upcoming 3rd full length record. Melophobia will be released on October 8th via RCA records and will feature 10 tracks that the band has said were inspired by everything from EDM to David Bowie.
“Musically, what we’re trying to do is to be super thoughtful but blend that with the playfulness,” the band said in an interview with COS - “It became a game to juxtapose and blend those polar opposites. We wanted to see how we can take those odd spectrums and marry them cohesively.”
All week long we’re featuring the first track from the record – “Come a Little Closer” as our “Song of the Year of the Week” – listen below
02. Come A Little Closer
04. It’s Just Forever (featuring Alison Mosshart)
05. Take It Or Leave It
07. Black Widow
10. Cigarette Daydreams