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Muse Get Dramatic on 'Live at Rome Olympic Stadium'

Stream the band's new live album

November 25, 2013 12:00 PM ET
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Muse, 'Live in Rome'
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Muse's new live album/concert film, Live at Rome Olympic Stadium, was recorded on July 6th of this year and finds the band in highly polished form, yet also demonstrates impressive range. "Resistance," taken from The Resistance, starts with front man Matthew Bellamy yelling, "Let me hear you scream!" and ends with him storming across the stage while holding his guitar in the air like a scepter. By contrast, "Explorers," off last year’s The 2nd Law starts with just Bellamy sitting in front of the keys —immediately the entire stadium goes from full roar to absolute silence, fixated on the slow burning song.

Listening to the concert is one thing, but watching it reveals the band's thoughts on modern-day capitalism, in dramatic ways. A high powered investor stomps onto the stage, screaming and throwing money at the audience, only to have a heart attack amongst a literal explosion of money and at another turn, an oil executive struts out on stage and willingly douses herself with gasoline before she dies of self-inflicted poisoning.

Although Muse played some big shows in 2013, next year they'll likely slow the live show down to work on their next albumLive at Rome Olympic Stadium will be released on CD/DVD and Blu-ray formats on December 2nd.

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