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MUSE & FOOS AMUSED IN BAR SINGSONG

[b]nme.com[/b] lifts the lid on what the rock triumverate are really getting up to on their US tour...

MUSE have been living the rock and roll lifestyle to excess during their current US tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers and FOO FIGHTERS by larging it... in karaoke bars.

Speaking exclusively to nme.com while on the road, singer Matt Bellamy revealed how a night out in Dayton, Ohio last week lead to Foo Fighter Dave Grohl taking to a karaoke stage.

"We all went out [Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters and Muse] looking for a good time. We ended up walking past this karaoke bar and they happened to be playing a Foo Fighters song, so Dave Grohl ran in and pushed the guy out of the way and said this is how it's done. And the whole place went mental.

"We ended up in a lock-in till early the next morning drinking heavily and singing old rock anthems with pissed locals - including a few off-duty policemen. MTV turned up and filmed it too."

A spokesperson for Muse said that the crew were from MTV America but she couldn't confirm when the song and booze session would be broadcast.

She also spoke about how well the British trio were going down with US audiences.

"Absolutely brilliantly. Red Hot Chili Pepper fans tend to be a cynical bunch," she explained., "They booed the last support act off the stage. But they seem to have taken to Muse. Everything is going just really well for them."

Muse finish the current leg of their North American tour on April 12 in Chattanooga before heading to Atlanta the following night to support Stereophonics. They will stay in Atlanta to kick off a month of US headlining dates from April 14.

To build on the ground-work laid by their relentless touring, Muse's American label Maverick have just sent the single 'Cave' to radio, ahead of a commercial release.

For a review of the Foos, Chili Peppers and Muse on the Boston date on their US tour, see nme.com's reviews section.

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