Muse’s performance on the MTV VMAs last night was allegedly their U.S. network television debut, which seems inconceiveable given how enormous they are in the U.K. But yeah, this was the first time they ever got this much exposure in America, and they performed their Radiohead OK Computer-era referencing song (especially in that moaned part in the chorus) to a pretty stoked crowd. There’s no denying these cats put on a hell of a show, but I’m still confused as to how this band could have such a devoted fanbase. I get why people like Coldplay (the lame songs about love), but this seems like it would mostly appeal to geeks (especially with the science fiction influence).
Muse’s The Resistance is due out on Sept. 15.