Muse (Band)

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    October 20, 2014

    The Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Don't forget to check out our constantly updated OC Concert Calendar Monday, October 20 TTNG The Constellation Room Formed in Oxford, England, in 2004, TTNG originally named their band This Town Needs Guns, a cleverly ironic nod to the fact that no one in England really owns firearms. Then, as the ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Paul Michael Barbour Child Porn Case Kicked Up to Feds, Who Take Dance Him into Custody

    See Update No. 2 at the end of this post on federal prosecutors taking over the case against Paul Barbour. Update No. 1 was on his online dating profile. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 4, 6:32 A.M.: According to Paul Michael Barbour's Google Plus page, the 33-year-old Long Beach resident is an "emcee, present ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Coachella Ticket Prices Are Ridiculous Right Now

    If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which starts this afternoon -- don't bother. These prices are fucking insane. See also: The Coachella Bands and Drug Pairings Guide

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    April 7, 2014

    Nirvana's Best Underrated Songs

    It's hard to imagine, if not impossible, to wonder what Kurt Cobain would be doing today. When I first got word on April 7, 1994 that the singer, who was well on his way to reluctantly becoming a rock icon, was found dead in his Seattle home, I was in utter disbelief. For any person who grew up duri ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    September 10, 2013

    On The Line: Brian Fast Of Waff-N-Roll, Part One

    Luxe lonchera owner Brian Fast is no stranger to foodservice, but he is relatively new to the mobile meal scene. He draws his restaurant experience from Arthur's Coffee Shop in La Habra and collaborates with chef consultant Elizabeth Whitt to create fulfilling meals sandwiched in a waffle made with ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron - Queen Mary - June 9, 2013

    By: Alex Distefano Ink N Iron Queen Mary Jun 9 , 2013 Sunday marked the third and final day of this year's Ink N Iron festival, a weekend event full of classic cars/ hot rods, tattoo artists, models and tons of punk and rockabilly bands. This year, closing the tenth annual event, were headliners ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Coachella Changes: The Stone Roses Swap Slots With Blur, Biffy Clyro Bow Out of Saturday Set

    The European rock acts on the bill sustained a few injuries days before the second round of Coachella. For former Friday headliners The Stone Roses, it's a bruise to the ego--being forced to swap slots with Blur--whereas Scottish three-piece Biffy Clyro have a real medical emergency on their hands t ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Last Shot: Time Is Running Out

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    On The Line: Ed Silkaitis of The Shore, Part Two

    Read our interview with Ed Silkaitis of The Shore, Part One.And now, on to Part Two . . . You mentioned being active in the community. How so?Giving back as best as we can to the soldiers of Camp Pendleton who serve our country faithfully. And donations to the local schools. When you're not in the k ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    OC Music Awards: Night 6 Rock Acts Leave Us Both Satisfied and Scarved For Life

    OC Music AwardsSegerstrom Center, Founders HallFeb. 12, 2013Night six of the 2013 Orange County Music Awards featured performances both raw (Jeramiah Red) and electrically charged (Devious Means.) Though not all of the five bands hit the high mark set by the aforementioned groups (we'll talk about S ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    On The Line: Jonathan Rollo Of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Part Two

    If there's one thing we learned about Jonathan Rollo, it's that he doesn't stay still. We grew tired just reading about what he does in his free time.Read our interview with Jonathan Rollo of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Part One.And now, on to part two . . . .When you're not in the kitchen cooking, ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013
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    January 24, 2013

    Muse - Staples Center - January 23, 2013

    Muse Staples Center January 23, 2013Last night marked the first of three sold-out Muse shows at Staples Center, and the UK-based trio came out guns ablazin'. For anyone who has seen the rockers live before, this should be no surprise. Aside from being talented musicians, Matthew Bellamy and company ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Quicksand - The Glass House - January 23, 2013

    Quicksand The Glass House January 23, 2013 It still felt surreal seeing the first performance of Quicksand in fifteen years at the Revelation Records 25th Anniversary party at the Glass House in June of 2012. Even though their five song set had me drooling for more, one could never imagine that Qui ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Rival Sons Are Stomping Back Across the Pond

    Standing backstage before a show in London, the Rival Sons had a lot to look forward to. They'd relentlessly toured Europe, opening for such legends of rock as AC/DC and Guns N' Roses, but nothing could have prepared them for the praise that was about to be heaped upon them by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy P ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Predicting the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup

    In a month, alternative rock radio behemoth KROQ will be throwing down their annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts. After some sleuthing and perusal of other regional radio holiday shows, the dates for KROQ will be December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater. Let's look at the potential line ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    How Unknown Ontario Band Noise of Rumors Got Their Opening Slot for No Doubt at the Gibson

    How does an unknown band from the Inland Empire get to open for No Doubt on one of the band's biggest shows in Southern California? It can't be as simple as Noise of Rumors makes it out to be, can it? In a YouTube video, the one-year-old band detailed all the steps they took to get noticed by Anahei ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Zedd Tells Us Why He Dislikes the Phrase "EDM"

    Anton Zaslavski, better known by his DJ alias Zedd, is no stranger to the music world growing up in Germany with two musician parents. By age four, he'd began playing the piano and drums and receiving training in classical music. "I played classical music until I was 12 years old and realized it was ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Muse Sued By Songwriter Who Claims 'The Resistance' Was His Idea

    See Also:*No Doubt is Taking Their Beef With Activision in Front of a Jury*Octomom Releases New Topless Album Cover for 'Sexy Party'*Courtney Love is Sued Again...Are You Surprised?There have been some ridiculous lawsuits involving musicians-- Ozzy Osbourne being sued for allegedly influencing a tee ... More >>

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    May 13, 2012

    UC Irvine MFA Writers: Your Clip-and-Save Review

    The end of the academic year approaches, which finids Mr. Bib looking forward to the arrival of annual literary journals sponsored by local colleges and universities. Alas, The Ear, Irvine Valley College's magazine is long gone as, it appears, is Orange Coast Review, out of OCC. Still UC Riverside p ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Tyga's 'Rack City': The Five Whitest Covers Ever

    ​ If you have ears then you've probably heard the Tyga song off of his second album Careless World: Rise of the Last King called "Rack City." Not only has it soared its way up the Billboard 100 charts (it currently sits at #15), it has spawned a slew of awesome remixes and covers. Our friend Glynn ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Songhammer Wants to Create a Big Bang at BlizzCon

    ​We don't know why the guys in this photo look like they're members of Tool, but we do know that Songhammer is what happened when buddies Ben Stewart and Dustin Miller one day decided to write music for the people who like World of Warcraft. And we mean, really like World of Warcraft, as members ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    On the Line: Erin Whitcomb of Front Porch Pops, Part One

    ​This week, we meet up at Chapman Coffee House, one of Erin Whitcomb's preferred places to chillax (besides the traffic circle in Old Towne Orange). Her Pacific Northwest roots shine through as she shares fruitful creativity and seasonal charm in this week's On the Line. [Editor's Note: Look for t ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Peter Hook and the Light at the El Rey Theatre Over the Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Peter Hook and the LightSeptember 16th, 2011El Rey TheatreIt isn't easy being a Joy Division and New Order fan these days. New Order had supposedly broken up with founding members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris forming Bad Lieutenant while Peter Hook assembled his band ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Santa Ana's the Relative Strangers Possibly Going on Hiatus to 'Make Some Moola'

    ​The Relative Strangers are a Santa Ana rock quartet made up of two sets of brothers, Daniel and David Alcala on guitar and keys, and Chris and Craig Garcia on drums and bass. The band has been steady rocking the OC club circuit since May of last year, taking modern anthem rock and jamming it ou ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    L.A. Rising at the L.A. Coliseum Over the Weekend

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Check out our slideshow here! L.A. RISING July 30, 2011 L.A. Coliseum at Exposition Park L.A. Rising promised to be one of the biggest productions in Los Angeles' storied history of concert-going, but whether it achieved that status was due more to the music than to ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    L.A. Rising: Get Tickets Tomorrow if You Missed the KROQ Presale

    ​L.A. Rising's July 30 date at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will have performances by El Gran Silencio, Immortal Technique, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Muse, Rage Against The Machine and Rise Against. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on tomorrow, May 13 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster for $69.00 and $99. ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Coachella Vs. Lollapalooza: Which Festival Is Better?

    Lilledeshan Bose/Laila Derakhshanian​ The battle for the best coast (West Coast, East Coast, Third Coast) goes beyond Tupac and Biggie, and In-N-Out and Shake Shack. Ultimately Coachella and Lollapalooza must join the fight. (Yes, Lolla is set in the Midwest, but we did say Third Coast. Got it? G ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Passion Pit at Fox Theater in Pomona

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPassion Pit at the Honda Center opening for Muse​ Forgettable name aside, Passion Pit's synthesizer heavy barrage is probably worth seeing...especially for free. We're giving away three pairs of tickets to their show at Fox Theater in Pomona this Saturday; find out how to g ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Jimmy Eat World at the Fox Theater in Pomona Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out our Jimmy Eat World slideshow here!Jimmy Eat WorldSeptember 28, 2010Fox Theater in PomonaJimmy Eat World brought the heat from their hometown of Mesa, Arizona to the Fox Theater in Pomona to celebrate the release of their seventh studio album, Invented. Finding c ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Muse at the Honda Center Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​MuseSeptember 23, 2010Honda CenterClick here to see the slideshow!Besides their headlining appearance at Coachella, Muse hasn't stopped nearby Orange County since their sold out at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater back in 2007. A completely sold out Honda Center enthusias ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Paramore, Steelwells, Local Natives and Others In This Week's Links Roundup

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyParamore's Hayley Williams in Anaheim.​This edition in links to OC-related music writing that we didn't write...

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    May 21, 2010

    Twilight Fans: Check Out Muse's Video

    ​What with all the drama that MySpace and the Twilight folks created  when they released The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack track list, I'm surprised that Muse's "Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)" video just landed on my lap, but it did.

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    May 12, 2010

    MySpace Desperate, Announces Twilight Soundtrack At Half-Hour Increments

    ​Yesterday, MySpace said they were going to announce the official Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack today, after previously letting on that author Stephenie Meyers' favorite band Muse gets the first single. The catch, of course, was that they were only going to do it one at a time. And in no parti ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Muse Gets Lead Single On The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack​Muse's song, "Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)" is the lead single off The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's original motion picture soundtrack, due in stores June 8. The movie will be in theaters nationwide on June 30.

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    April 19, 2010

    What You Missed: Coachella, Coachella Parties, America's Family Pet Expo, Anaheim Comic Con

    Andrew YoussefClockwise from top left: Alison Mossheart of the Dead Weather, Jay-Z, Zooey Deschanel of She & Him, Matt Bellamy of Muse.​It's all over! Three long days of music, crowds, tents that smell like armpit and more--Coachella 2010! We hope you kept up with us throughout our up-to-date ... More >>

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    April 18, 2010

    Coachella Day Two: Three Random Lessons Learned

    Andrew YoussefMatt Bellamy of Muse reaches out.​Click here to see many, many more photos from Day Two!We'll make this fast... just escaped the hellish Coachella parking lot. Phone's dead. Need to get feet surgically replaced with new ones.But first, three lessons learned at day two of Coachella 20 ... More >>

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    April 17, 2010

    Live from Coachella: Camera Obscura, Girls, Beach House

    Spencer Kornhaber Beach House bucks the odds and entertains​Whoa, found the press tent. For some reason, there aren't any shirtless people here, unlike in the other areas of the festival. Weird.In other news, getting into Coachella today was a lot easier than it was Friday. And the bands ha ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Icelandic Volcano Kills Several Coachella Performances

    Andrew YoussefCoachella dwellers won't be seeing the Cribs today after all​​It looks like Thursday's Icelandic volcano eruption is causing a few of Coachella's European acts to cancel their performances. Bummer.

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    April 1, 2010

    Relative Strangers Things Have Happened

    [Locals Only] The Santa Ana twin-fronted psych-rock quintet takes up residency at Detroit Bar

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    March 31, 2010

    Coachella Curfew Pushed Back an Hour... Small Comfort for Robert Smith

    Beth Stirnaman / OC WeeklyHe looked better with the lights out.​Coachella ended abruptly last year, with the Cure getting the plug pulled in the middle of their third encore at about 33 minutes past midnight. The sounds went out, the band kept playing, and then the lights shut off. Our reaction wh ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    What You Missed: AKC Dog Show, Metallica, Fear, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

    AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog ShowKeith May​Another full weekend, another weekend that felt way too short. The first thing we did? We hit up the weekend-long AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. Photographer Keith May captured some amazing shots ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Over the Weekend: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas with Muse, AFI at the Gibson Amphitheater

    Andrew YoussefMuse at the Gibson Amphitheater​Click for a comprehensive slideshow of night one. Click here for photos from night two.The Hype: Seventeen bands in two nights at the cozy Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City served as the annual Almost Acoustic Christmas party for the staffers at me ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    April 18, 2009

    Live from Coachella: Dr. Dog, Amanda Palmer, Henry Rollins, Shirtless D-Bags

    Sup. Broadcasting LIVE from the Corporately Sponsored AT&T Cool Down Charge Up tent. I am not really doing either at the moment, though. Philly's Dr. Dog just finished up at the Mojave tent a bit ago, and as Larry David might say, they were "pretty, pretty good." Tracks like "Worst Trip" and "Th ... More >>