West Hollywood Viper Room 1999 (gig)
|Venue||The Viper Room (show-case[source?])|
|Date||22nd March 1999|
|Location||Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, CA|
|Reading University||←||show-case||→||London Forum|
According to Matthew Bellamy's recollection, there were only ~20 people at the gig. The purpose of the performance was to showcase the band before representatives from Maverick and Columbia Records, including executive Guy Oseary from Maverick and Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols. As a result, Muse gained a recording contract. Assuming the now-defunct muse-official gig database did not miss out a Los Angeles gig in 1998, Rick Rubens was also in attendance and this showcase resulted from two Columbia Records "scout"s noticing Muse performing at CMJ 1998.
The jet lag, at that time previously unknown by Muse, hindered the performance somewhat. Bellamy described them as having been "half asleep" on stage.
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- Craig Rosen. (2007-04). Muse: A Brief History. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2007-04-06. [verify]
- Denny Hilton. (2008-04-21). Interview with Safta Jaffery. Hit Quarters. Retrieved 2008-04-22 from board.muse.mu[dead link]. [verify]