Mime For Absolution – Muse Take The Piss On Italian TV

Nice to see Muse carrying out their European promo duties with due seriousness and professionalism. Notice anything wrong about this clip?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oTt8Noi5Rk

Brilliantly, Matt Bellamy and co maintain the ruse throughout the post-performance interview. And at no point does the presenter realise that Dom Howard is not, in fact, the band’s lead singer.

Of course, this is not the first time a band has embraced the potential for arsing about afforded by miming on TV.

Liam and Noel swapped places when they did ‘Roll With It’ for ‘Top Of The Pops’ in 1995:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1EzpPCjHUk

And Iron Maiden did it for German TV in 1986, with bassist Steve Harris taking (or pretending to take) lead vocal duties: