Ongoing History of New Music

The Ongoing History of New Music encore presentation: 10 things about Muse

North America was kinda late to Muse. Even as they were playing arenas and stadiums in the UK, Europe and Asia, they were still playing clubs when they came to this side of the world. I remember sitting with the band in full view in a sushi restaurant in downtown Toronto, something that really freaked them out. No one knew who they were or cared that a giant European rock band was in their midst. This clearly was something they weren’t used to.

“This must be kinda relaxing not having to worry about being mobbed in public,” I said to Matt Bellamy.

He picked at his dragon roll in a desultory way.  “No,” he replied. “This just reminds us that we have to try harder.”

So they did. And now they’re huge here, too. This program digs into ten things about the band of which you may not have been aware.

Here’s a tracklisting from the program, all by Muse, of course.

Knights of Cydonia

Time Is Running Out

Do We Need This




Panic Station

Supermassive Black Hole

Neutron Star Collision

Here’s the playlist from Eric Wilhite if you want to listen along.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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