June 27, 2010 0:05

Muse joined by U2's The Edge at Glastonbury

Band headline Pyramid Stage for the second time

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Muse were joined onstage by U2 guitarist The Edge as they headlined Glastonbury tonight (June 26).

The space-rock trio played the closing Pyramid Stage for the second time in six years, bringing the second day to an epic finish.

The band brought their special brand of bombast, despite a relatively-stripped down show compared to what they are used to, although the biggest surprise was reserved for the encore.

The band left the stage for a lengthy breather after finishing the initial set with 'Stockholm Syndrome'. When they returned, they were joined by The Edge, who added his trademark guitar to a version of U2's 'Where The Streets Have No Name'.

"This is our friend The Edge," Muse frontman Matt Bellamy said simply at the end of the mass sing-along.

U2 had been due to headline Glastonbury last night, but were forced to pull out after Bono seriously injured his back. They were replaced by Gorillaz.

Muse appeared relaxed onstage throughout the gig, with Bellamy, dressed in white trousers and a red T-shirt, telling the audience; "I can't believe it's not fucking raining. I've been waiting 15 years for it to be sunny at Glastonbury. Shout out to Michael Eavis! And his daughter [Emily]!"

Muse's return to Glastonbury was heavy on material from current album 'The Resistance', but they threw in curveballs such as 'Nishe', the B-side to 2000 single 'Unintended', and their traditional cover of 'Feeling Good', the song made famous by Nina Simone.

Muse played:

'Uprising'
'Supermassive Black Hole'
'New Born'
'Map Of The Problematique'
'Guiding Light'
'Citizen Erased'
'Nishe'
'United States Of Eurasia'
'Feeling Good'
'Undisclosed Desires'
'Resistance'
'Hysteria'
'Time Is Running Out'
'Starlight'
'Stockholm Syndrome'
'Where The Streets Have No Name'
'Plug In Baby'
'Knights Of Cydonia'


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weekend. Head to NME.COM/glastonbury for the latest
festival news.


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