On their U.S. tour, Muse leader Matt Bellamy has regularly been performing a version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that would make Jimi Hendrix proud, often times right before launching into "Hysteria". That portion of their show assumed extra gravity last week just after Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev allegedly planted and detonated homemade bombs on April 15 at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Muse performed in New York last week - a city that understands terrorism all too well - and got a lot of props for dedicating our national anthem to Beantown.
On the music video front, the Muse boys put on some cartoonish clothes and start exploring the cartoonish world of nightlife in Tokyo for "Panic Station". There are lasers, crazy weapons, and... of course... a giant monster dancing?
The next official twenty one pilots single is still a mystery. Of the songs we added a few weeks back based on your "Suggest A Song" submissions "Migraine" gets the most votes and is my personal pick. "Guns For Hands" got a bare-bones performance clip a few months back and is also very popular. Further clouding the debate, live-favorite track "Car Radio" was turned into a video that aptly combines the song's introspective lyrics with its bombastic interlude.