Muse Bring “The Resistance” to “Saturday Night Live”

December 21st, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

Muse and James Franco had a captive audience for this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live as most of the East Coast was forced indoors by a massive snowstorm. While Franco joked about his current stint on General Hospital and made out with both men and Christmas trees, the U.K. band delivered strong performances of a pair of tracks, The Resistance: “The Uprising” and Black Holes and Revelations‘ “Starlight.” Watch “Uprising,” courtesy of SNLer Fred Armisen’s blog, above. Frontman Matt Bellamy hit all his high notes and the band’s lighting setup help momentarily turn Rockefeller Center into Madison Square Garden.

Read David Fricke’s feature on Muse here.

SNL is now on a holiday hiatus, but when the show returns on January 9th, Charles Barkley will serve as guest host. If for some reason that strikes you as poignant, it might be because the last time Sir Charles hosted the program in 1993, Nirvana was the musical guest, performing “Heart-Shaped Box” and “Rape Me” for what was one of the band’s final U.S. televised appearances on network broadcast. 17 years later, Alicia Keys will be the former Philadelphia 76er’s musical guest.

Watch Muse’s “Starlight” here:

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Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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