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{{Bluebox |These may be included within set-lists by using various templates, which are listed [[:Category:Riffs, jams and intro music templates |here]].}}
 
{{Bluebox |These may be included within set-lists by using various templates, which are listed [[:Category:Riffs, jams and intro music templates |here]].}}
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== 0123 ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = 0123
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| Artist = Original
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| Writer = Matt Bellamy
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| Appearance = [[London Studios 2003 (gig)|29th August 2003]] - [[Lisbon Bela Vista Park 2018 (gig) | 23rd June 2018]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/PeterGunn.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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A heavy yet simple riff.
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The riff got its name after the fret positions of what Matt is playing on his guitar in this riff (0 being open fret and 1, 2 and 3 being first, second and third guitar fret positions). It was usually played after [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]] or just before the mentioned song, and it's been played ever since it's maiden performance after it's official release in 2003.
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== 0305030 / Early Psycho 01  ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = 0305030 / Early Psycho 01
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| Artist = Original
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| Writer = Matt Bellamy
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| Appearance = [[Paris_MCM_Café_1999_(gig)|10th November 1999]] - [[Indio_Coachella_Valley_Music_and_Arts_Festival_2014_-_19th_(gig) | 19{{supo|th}} April 2014]] ; (Presently in [[Psycho (song)|Psycho]])
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/0305030.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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The riff got its name after the fret positions of what Matt is playing on his guitar in this riff (0 meaning open string, 3 and 5 meaning 3rd fret and 5th fret of his guitar). The riff was played either after [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]] or [[Map of the Problematique (song)|Map of the Problematique]]. And once after the [[The Small Print (song) | The Small Print]] at the [[London Earls Court Exhibition Centre 2004 - 20th (gig) | 2004 Earls court second night show]].
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Since 2015, the riff is featured in one of Muse's songs, [[Psycho (song)|Psycho]], from their 2015 album [[Drones (album)|Drones]], and is no longer played standalone.
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== Adagio for Strings  ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Adagio for Strings
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| Artist = Samuel Barber
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| Writer = Samuel Barber
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| Appearance = [[São Paulo Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo 2011 - 9th (gig)|9th April 2011]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/AdagioInterlude.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Adagio for Strings is a classical piece written by Samuel Barber in 1936. Muse took inspiration from it on [[Interlude_(song)|Interlude]] (pre-Hysteria song). It is featured on [[Absolution (album)|Absolution]] and is played before Hysteria on each concert since the start of The Resistance tour. It features heavily distorted, delayed and reverberant bass and guitar.
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As the two songs sounds similar, Muse played a tiny snippet of Adagio for Strings before transfering into Interlude on the 2011 Sao Paolo gig when they were supporting U2.
  
 
== Adagio in G minor ==
 
== Adagio in G minor ==
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| Artist = [[Albinoni|Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni]]
 
| Artist = [[Albinoni|Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni]]
 
| Writer = Remo Giazotto
 
| Writer = Remo Giazotto
| Appearance = 2006
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| Appearance = [[London Shepherds Bush Empire 2006 (gig)|28th June 2006]] - [[Reading Little John's Farm 2011 (gig)|28th August 2011]]
 
}}
 
}}
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''Adagio in G minor'' was actually composed by Remo Giazotto based on Albinoni's ''Sonata in G minor''. A fragment of the ''Sonata'' was found admist the ruins of the Saxon State Library, Dresden, bombed by the Allies in World War II.<ref>  
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[http://musewiki.org/images/GMinorAdagio.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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''Adagio in G minor'' was composed by Remo Giazotto based on Albinoni's ''Sonata in G minor''. A fragment of the ''Sonata'' was found admist the ruins of the Saxon State Library in Dresden, Germany, after being bombed by the Allies in World War II.<ref>
 
{{cite |
 
{{cite |
 
  desc=Background info on piece | date=Accessed March 30 2008 | pub=Wikipedia | url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adagio_in_G_minor | dom=wikipedia.org | type=ext
 
  desc=Background info on piece | date=Accessed March 30 2008 | pub=Wikipedia | url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adagio_in_G_minor | dom=wikipedia.org | type=ext
}}</ref>
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}}</ref> While the piece was not actually written by Albinoni, it is commonly attributed to him.
While the piece was not actually written by Albinoni, it is commonly attributed to him.
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Adagio in G Minor was played as a short jam before [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] on the earlier half of the 2006 tour. This arrangement featured Bellamy's Kaoss Pad, with Wolstenholme playing single notes on delayed bass. No drums were used.
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The riff/intro made it's return when Matt got his doubleneck Manson guitar in 2010. He played this as in the intro to Resistance on the top neck. An example of it can be seen in the footage of [[Resistance (song)|Resistance]] at Glastonbury 2010. The piece was transposed to A minor, the key of Resistance, for live performances.
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== Aegukga (South Korean National Anthem) ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Aegukga (애국가)
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| Artist = Ahn Eak-tai
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| Writer = Ahn Eak-tai
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| Appearance = [[Seoul Olympic Stadium 2013 (gig)|17th August 2013]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Aegukga.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Aegukga (애국가), often translated as ''The Patriotic Song'', is the national anthem of South Korea. The lyrics were written by an unknown author in 1896 (presumed to be either Yun Chi-ho or Ahn Changho, both were political activicts at the time), while the music was written by Ahn Eak-tai. The anthem was adopted in 1948, the year the country was formed.
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The lyrics of Aegukga were originally set to the music of Auld Lang Syne, before Ahn Eak-tai wrote the composition specifically for the anthem in 1935 (hence why it's similar to Auld Lang Syne at times).
  
It was played as a short jam before [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] on the earlier half of the 2006 tour. This arrangement featured Bellamy's Kaoss Pad, with Wolstenholme playing single notes on bass, and no percussion.
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Aegukga has four verses, but on most occasions only the first one, followed by the chorus, is sung when performed publicly on events.
  
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Bellamy played the anthem as an intro [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]] at the 2013 [[Seoul Olympic Stadium 2013 (gig)|Hyundai Card Super Concert]] in Seoul, South Korea.
  
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== Ashamed outro ==
  
== Adagio sostenuto ==
 
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Adagio sostenuto
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| Name = Ashamed outro
| Artist = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
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| Artist = Original
| Writer = Sergei Rachmaninov
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| Writer = Matt Bellamy
| Appearance = [[Reykjavík Laugardalshöll 2003 (gig)|10th December 2003]]
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| Appearance = [[Nulle Parts Ailleurs 2000 (gig) | 5th January 2000]] - [[Buenos Aires Hipodromo de Palermo 2019 (gig) | 11th October 2019]]
 
}}
 
}}
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The [[Ashamed (song)|Ashamed]] outro riff was played quite frequently, and presumably it's the Muse riff that appeared in most songs through its history, up to 5. First as a [[Showbiz (song)|Showbiz]] outro between 2000 and 2002 (and for [[Muscle Museum (song)|Muscle Museum]] in few promotional gigs). In 2000 as a part of the song itself, obviously. After 2003 it was include mostly in the [[New Born (song)|New Born]] outros riffage, and eventually in the [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]] one too. Since 2017, and with the Showbiz comeback to the setlists, it was used again as an outro for this song.
  
 
== Asturias ==
 
== Asturias ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Asturias
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| Name = Asturias (Leyenda)
| Artist = [[Isaac Albeniz]]
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| Artist = Isaac Albéniz
| Writer = Isaac Albeniz
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| Writer = Isaac Albéniz
| Appearance = 2008
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| Appearance = [[Dublin Marlay Park 2008 (gig)|13 August 2008]] - [[Saint Petersburg Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex 2011 (gig)|20th May 2011]]
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://www.musewiki.org/images/Asturias.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br>
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This first appeared at the gig at Marlay park, Dublin as an intro to Time Is Running Out
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Asturias.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Asturias (Leyenda), is a musical piece composed by Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albéniz. The piece was originally written for the piano in the key of G minor and was first published in 1892 as a prelude to a three-movement set called Chants d'Espagne. The name Asturias and it's subtitle Leyenda was given to it posthumously by German classical music publisher Friedrich Hofmeister in 1911. Despite the name, the music isn't considered suggestive of the folk music in the Spanish region of Asturias. The subtitle, Leyenda, stands for ''Legend''.
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First appearing at Dublin's Marlay Park 2008 gig, it was used as an intro to [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]]. It was last played in 2011.
  
 
== Back in Black ==
 
== Back in Black ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Back in Black
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| Name = Back In Black
 
| Artist = [[AC/DC]]
 
| Artist = [[AC/DC]]
| Writer = Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson
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| Writer = [[AC/DC|Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Malcolm Young]]
| Appearance = [[Teignmouth Den 2009 - 5th (gig)|5 September 2009]]
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| Appearance = [[Chicago United Center 2010 (gig)|12th March 2010]] -
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/BackInBlackRiff.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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The very popular guitar riff from the song ''Back in Black'' by [[AC/DC]] from their seventh studio album of the same name, released in 1980. It was produced by [[Robert "Mutt" Lange]].
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Since 2010, the riff is commonly played after [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]].
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Muse have also played a full cover of the song a few times. In 2010, they played it with [[Nic Cester]] on vocals at a series of Big Day Out Festival concerts between [[Sydney Showground 2010 - 22nd (gig)|January 22nd]] and [[Perth Claremont Showgrounds 2010 (gig)|January 31st]] and again at the [[Milan Stadio Giuseppe Meazza 2010 (gig)|San Siro]] gig on June 8th. In 2017, they played the full song again with Brian Johnson himself at [[Reading Little John's Farm 2017 (gig)|Reading Festival]]. More on the song itself [[Back in Black (song)|here]].
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== Blue Orchid ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Blue Orchid
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| Artist = The White Stripes
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| Writer = Jack White
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| Appearance = [[Carhaix Festival Des Vieilles Charrues 2015 (gig)|16th July 2015]]
 
}}
 
}}
Bellamy played the riff to Back in Black at the second concert at The Den in Teignmouth.
 
  
== Blue Valentine ==
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/BluOrchid15.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Song by well-known US rock duo The White Stripes, consisting of Jack White and Meg White, from the album Get Behind Me Satan released in May 2005. it is the first track and single from the album.
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A snippet of Blue Orchid was played before [[The Groove]] in at Festival Des Vieilles Charrues in 2015.
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== Blue Valentines ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Blue Valentine
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| Name = Blue Valentines
 
| Artist = [[Tom Waits]]
 
| Artist = [[Tom Waits]]
 
| Writer = [[Tom Waits]]
 
| Writer = [[Tom Waits]]
| Appearance = [[Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 2007 (gig)|21th September 2007]]
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| Appearance = [[Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 2007 (gig)|21st September 2007]]
 
}}
 
}}
  
Blue Valentine was played on the tour of 2007, after playing Whole Lotta Love and Jimmy Jam,also playing in Olaïve Interview.
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/BlueValentines.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Blue Valentines is a calm and simple song by Tom Waits from the 1978 album Blue Valentine. It features a well known blues-like guitar melody.
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Matt first played a snipped of it in the [https://youtu.be/1fiXcqnViz0?t=188 Olaïve Interview in 1999] on an acoustic guitar. This guitar phrase/melody made it's first live appearance in 2007 before [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Runing Out]] with Whole Lotta Love and Jimmy Jam.
  
 
== Bombtrack ==
 
== Bombtrack ==
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| Name = Bombtrack
 
| Name = Bombtrack
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Writer = [[Tom Morello]]
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| Writer = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Appearance = ''Unknown''
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| Appearance = [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|12th April 2008]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Bombtrack.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Bombtrack is a song by American rap metal band [[Rage Against the Machine]] from their self-titled debut album, released in June of 1993. It is perhaps most known for it's intro riff which originally features guitar and bass playing a staccato scale.
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A short snippet of it on guitar was played as an outro to [[Bliss (song)|Bliss]] together with Whole Lotta Love at the [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|Royal Albert Hall]] gig in 2008.
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Varation of the riff was also used in the chorus of [[Reapers (song)|Reapers]].
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== Bored‎ ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Bored‎
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| Artist = [[Deftones]]
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| Writer = [[Deftones]]
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| Appearance = [[Sacramento Arco Arena 2010 (gig)|28th September 2010]], [[Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 2011 (gig) | 30 July 2011]]
 
}}
 
}}
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Played as an outro to Bliss with Whole Lotta Love at [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|Royal Albert Hall 2008]]
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/BoredMuse.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Song by Deftones, American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. It is the first track on their 1995 album Adrenaline. The song's riff features palm muted guitar.
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The riff was played in 2010 during [[The_Resistance_Tour|The Resistance tour]] at the Sacramento gig on September 28th and in 2011 at [[Reading_Little_John%27s_Farm_2011_(gig)|Reading Festival]], before [[Stockholm Syndrome_(song)|Stockholm Syndrome]].
  
 
== Bulls on Parade ==
 
== Bulls on Parade ==
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| Name = Bulls on Parade
 
| Name = Bulls on Parade
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Writer = [[Tom Morello]]  
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| Writer = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 
| Appearance = [[Nottingham Rock City 2001 (gig)|8th April 2001]]
 
| Appearance = [[Nottingham Rock City 2001 (gig)|8th April 2001]]
 
}}
 
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<br />Played once at [[Nottingham Rock City 2001 (gig)|Nottingham Rock City in 2001]].
 
  
== Burning Bridges riff (aka Irish riff) ==
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[http://musewiki.org/images/Bulls_on_Parade_%28live%29.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Bulls on Parade is a song by [[Rage Against the Machine]] from the 1996 album Evil Empire.
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The snippet of the song was only played once, at [[Nottingham Rock City 2001 (gig)|Nottingham Rock City in 2001]], before [[Hate This & I'll Love You (song)|Hate This & I'll Love You]].
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== Burning Bridges (aka Irish riff) ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
 
| Name = Burning Bridges
 
| Name = Burning Bridges
| Artist = [[Status Quo]]
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| Artist = Status Quo
| Writer = ''Francis Rossi''
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| Writer = Francis Rossi
| Appearance = [[St Austell Eden Project 2006 (gig)|August 22nd 2006]] - [[Sheffield Arena 2009 (gig)|November 4th 2009]]
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| Appearance = [[St Austell Eden Project 2006 (gig)|August 22nd 2006]] - [[Québec City Plaines d'Abraham 2017 (gig)| 16th July 2017]]
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://www.musewiki.org/images/BurningBridges.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br>
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/BurningBridges.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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This riff is from the song "Burning Bridges" by Status Quo from the album ''Ain't Complaining'' released in 1988.
 
This riff is from the song "Burning Bridges" by Status Quo from the album ''Ain't Complaining'' released in 1988.
  
Occasionally played before "[[Plug In Baby (song)|Plug In Baby]]" during ''[[Black Holes and Revelations (album)|Black Holes and Revelations]]'' tour and once during ''[[The Resistance (album)|The Resistance]]'' tour. This riff was first played live at [[St Austell Eden Project 2006 (gig)|the Eden Project, August 22 2006]] {{YT|bS8c1mL8yb8}}.
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The riff was occasionally played before [[Plug In Baby (song)|Plug In Baby]] during the [[Black Holes and Revelations (album)|Black Holes and Revelations]] and [[The Resistance (album)|The Resistance]] tours. It made a return after nearly 6 years in 2015, when it was played at [[Manchester_Academy_2015_(gig) | Manchester Academy]] before [[Supermassive Black Hole (song)|Supermassive Black Hole]] together with the Voodoo Child riff, {{YT|aYmSgwLZcw4}} and a year later, when it was played before [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] at [[Nyon l'Asse 2016 (gig)|Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland]] on July 19th, 2016, before returning back to the pre-Time Is Running Out slot at a few gigs in 2017.
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The riff was first played live at [[St Austell Eden Project 2006 (gig)|the Eden Project on August 22nd 2006]] {{YT|bS8c1mL8yb8}} and last played at the [[Québec City Plaines d'Abraham 2017 (gig)|Festival d'été de Québec]] in Canada on July 16th, 2017.
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== Cherub Rock ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Cherub Rock
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| Artist = [[Smashing Pumpkins]]
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| Writer = Billy Corgan
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| Appearance = [[Chicago Aragon Ballroom 2018 (gig)|9th December 2018]], [[Chicago United Center 2019 (gig)| 12th April 2019]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/CherubRock.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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A song by American rock band [[Smashing Pumpkins]] from their second album, Siamese Dream, released in 1993. The song was written by Billy Corgan and produced by [[Butch Vig]]. The song is regarded as one of their classics (as is the album on which it's on).
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Muse played the riff of this song on two occasions, at the 2018 [[Chicago Aragon Ballroom 2018 (gig)|Aragon Ballroom]] gig and at the 2019 [[Chicago United Center 2019 (gig)|United Center]] gig, both in Chicago, where Smashing Pumpkins are from.
  
== Close Encounters riff ==
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== Close Encounters ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
 
| Name = Close Encounters
 
| Name = Close Encounters
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| Artist = John Williams
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| Writer = John Williams
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| Appearance = [[London_Wembley_Stadium_2007_-_16th_(gig)|June 16th 2007]] -
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/CloseEncounters.mp3 Listen to audio number one here]
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/CloseEncounters19.mp3 Listen to audio number two here]
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The riff comes from the synth motif used to contact [[Exo-Politics_(song)#Additional information|extraterrestrial life]] in the 1977 Steven Spielberg film 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'. {{YT|m2JL0xABlrQ}}
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First appearing during the Black Holes and Revelations tour in 2007 (first clip), it was sometimes played as a gig intro before [[Knights of Cydonia (song)|Knights of Cydonia]]. It made its debut during the [[London_Wembley_Stadium_2007_-_16th_(gig)|first night]] at the [[:category:Wembley Stadium|2007 Wembley Stadium]] gig and was played often between 2007 and 2008.
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The  2007 riff returned in 2017 during the [[North American Summer Amphitheatre Tour 2017|North American Summer Amphitheatre Tour]], but this time it was played before [[Supermassive Black Hole (song)|Supermassive Black Hole]]. The Wembley version was played often up until 2019, when for the [[Simulation Theory World Tour]], the band decided to also include a synth with the guitar, so the two passed the motif between them (second clip).
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== DMV ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = DMV
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| Artist = [[Primus]]
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| Writer = [[Primus]]
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| Appearance = [[Oakland Oracle Arena 2013 (gig)|28th January 2013]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/JerryRiff.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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DMV is a song written by [[Primus]] from their 1993 album Pork Soda. The riff (played on bass) puts heavy emphasis on tapping.
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Matt played a short section of this riff amidst the end of Supermassive Black Hole at the 2013 [[Oakland Oracle Arena 2013 (gig)|Oakland gig]], during The 2nd Law tour in USA. He played homage to [[Primus]] and their frontman Les Claypool, who was at the concert that day.
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== Early Neutron Star Collision ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Early Neutron Star Collision
 
| Artist = Original
 
| Artist = Original
| Writer = Muse
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| Writer = Matt Bellamy
| Appearance = [[London_Wembley_Stadium_2007_-_16th_(gig)|June 16th 2007]] - [[London_Royal_Albert_Hall_2008_(gig)|April 12th 2008]]
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| Appearance = [[Strasbourg Rhenus 2003 (gig)|22nd November 2003]], [[Seattle KeyArena 2010 (gig)|2nd April 2010]] ; (Presently in [[Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) (song)|Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)]])
 
}}
 
}}
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Sometimes played before "[[Knights of Cydonia (song)|Knights of Cydonia]]", it made its debut during the [[London_Wembley_Stadium_2007_-_16th_(gig)|first night]] at [[:category:Wembley Stadium|Wembley Stadium]].
 
  
Named after its similarity to the motif used to contact [[Exo-Politics_(song)#Additional information|extraterrestrial life]] in the 1977 Steven Spielberg film 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'.  
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Muse_-_Adagio_Sostenuto_(Sergei_Rachmaninov).mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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The piece is very similar in tempo and pace to Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. II however it is fully written by Bellamy.
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The short piece was, in 2010, used as the piano outro to Muse's [[The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Original Soundtrack (compilation)|Twilight Compilation]] song, [[Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) (song)|Neutron Star Collision]].
  
== Drum and Bass/Bass Jam ==
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== Early Psycho 02 ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Drum and Bass
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| Name = Early Psycho 02
 
| Artist = Original
 
| Artist = Original
| Writer = Muse
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| Writer = Matt Bellamy
| Appearance = [[Lille Aéronef 2000 (gig)|16th May 2000]] - [[Weston under Lizard Weston Park 2008 (gig)|August 17th 2008]]
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| Appearance = [[Hamburg O2 World Hamburg 2012 (gig)|December 15th 2012]] - [[Saitama Super Arena 2013 – 12th (gig)|January 12th 2013]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/EarlyPsycho02.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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This riff was played for the first time in 2012 in Hamburg and last played in 2013 in Japan. All times, the riff was played before [[Liquid State (song)|Liquid State]].
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The riff was later used on a song called [[Psycho (song)|Psycho]], from Muse's 2015 album [[Drones (album)|Drones]], where it's used in the verses.
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It bears resemblance to ''The Doors'''s song ''Roadhouse Blues''.
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== El Scorcho ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = El Scorcho
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| Artist = [[Weezer]]
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| Writer = [[Weezer]]
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| Appearance = [[Raleigh RBC Center 2010 (gig)|26th October 2010]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/ElScorcho.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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El Scorcho is a song written by [[Weezer]] from their second album Pinkerton.
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Matt played a very short part of the guitar riff live in Raleigh, in 2010.
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== Endless Nameless ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Endless Nameless
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| Artist = [[Nirvana]]
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| Writer = [[Nirvana]]
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| Appearance = [[Nashville Mercy Lounge 2004 (gig)|30th November 2004]] - [[Anaheim Convention Center 2017 (gig) | 4th November 2017]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/EndlessNameless.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Endless Nameless is a song by American rock band Nirvana. It was featured on the original pressing of Nevermind and on later pressing it was included as it's hidden track. The song features heavily distorted guitars and bass and is pretty much based on improv and amp feedback noises, with the only real constant thing being the verses.
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The riff was slightly adapted by Muse. It was played faster, with a slightly different drum beat, but the basis remained the same. Chris usually down-tuned his bass and put on a lot of fuzz, and lots of Kaoss pad noises by Morgan were used during the riff. It also bears resemblance to the Low Tune Riff.
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Muse started playing the riff in 2004. It became a regular during the second half of The Resistance tour and was played up until 2011. It later made a return in 2015 and was played a couple of times after Stockholm Syndrome until 2017. It was last played at the [[Anaheim Convention Center 2017 (gig)|BlizzCon 2017]] gig.
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The riff was usually played as a closer before the encore songs, mostly after [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]].
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 +
== Enter Sandman ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Enter Sandman
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| Artist = [[Metallica]]
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| Writer = James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
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| Appearance = [[Oakland Oracle Arena 2010 (gig)|14th April 2010]], [[Oakland Oracle Arena 2019 (gig)|9th March 2019]]
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://www.musewiki.org/images/DrumAndBass.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br>
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Also dubbed by fans as "Osaka Jam" because of a soundcheck video played before an Osaka gig ([[Osaka Club Quattro 2004 (gig)|Club Quattro 2004]]), this jam has a similar sound to the "[[Futurism (song)|Futurism]]" bassline. The first known play of an early version of this jam was on the [[Lille Aéronef 2000 (gig)|16th of May 2000]]. It was played during technical difficulties in the past. At the [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|Royal Albert Hall 2008 TCT gig]] it was played whilst Matthew Bellamy returned from the organ after "[[Megalomania (song)|Megalomania]]", who joined Wolstenholme and Howard for the last part of the jam.<!--Note: Not sure whether it also referred to Nishe during the Showbiz tour-->
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/EnterSandman.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
Since [[Monterrey Arena Monterrey 2008 (gig)|Arena Monterrey 2008]], it has appeared on set lists as "Bass Jam" or "Drum and Bass"<ref>
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{{cite |
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Probably one of the most known songs written by [[Metallica]], released as the first single from the self-titled 1991 album.
desc=Monterrey Arena 2008 set list | doc=:File:Monterrey 2008-07-16 set list.jpg | type=int
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}}</ref> and appeared on set lists at most gigs in 2008.
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Matt played a short section of the main riff of the song on his guitar in 2010. It was played again at a couple gigs in 2018 and 2019.
  
 
== Entrance of the Gladiators ==
 
== Entrance of the Gladiators ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Entrance of the Gladiators, Thunder and Blazes
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| Name = Entrance of the Gladiators / Thunder and Blazes
 
| Artist = Louis-Phillipe Laurendeau
 
| Artist = Louis-Phillipe Laurendeau
 
| Writer = Julius Fučík
 
| Writer = Julius Fučík
 
| Appearance = [[Reading Little John's Farm 2002 (gig)|24th August 2002]] - [[Waitakere Trusts Stadium 2007 (gig)|23rd November 2007]]
 
| Appearance = [[Reading Little John's Farm 2002 (gig)|24th August 2002]] - [[Waitakere Trusts Stadium 2007 (gig)|23rd November 2007]]
 
}}
 
}}
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<br />Originally a military march composed in composed in 1897 by the Czech composer Julius Fučík, and later rearranged for a smaller band in 1910 by Canadian composer Louis-Phillipe Laurendeau. It was played a few gigs between 2002 and 2007.
 
  
== Études Simples #6 ==
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[http://musewiki.org/images/Entrance_of_the_gladiators.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Entrance of the Gladiators Op. 68 or Entry of the Gladiators is a military march composed in 1897 by the Czech composer Julius Fučík. It was originally called Grande Marche Chromatique as it heavily used chromatic scales throughout the piece. It was, in 1901, rearranged for American wind bands by Canadian composer Louis-Phillipe Laurendeau under the title Thunder and Blazes, published by American publisher Carl Fischer. At this period, this march also started gaining popularity as a screamer (upbeat circus march) for circuses. Following that, Laurendeau's version was also transcribed for fairground organs.
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The riff was played at a few gigs between 2002 and 2007.
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== Étude No. 7  ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Étude No. 7
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| Artist = [[Heitor Villa-Lobos]]
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| Writer = [[Heitor Villa-Lobos]]
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| Appearance = 2001 (Exact date unknown)
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Study.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Étude No. 7 is a study written by Brazillian composer, conductor, cellist, pianist and guitarist Heitor Villa-Lobos. It is one of his twelve études for classical guitar, first published by Max Eschg in Paris in 1953. The first performance of this étude was in 1947 by virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist Andrés Segovia in Massachusetts. The piece is written in E-Major.
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A piece of this song was performed by Bellamy in 2001. It's very likely that this song inspired [[Bedroom Acoustics (song)| Bedroom Acoustics]].
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== Étude Op. 10, No. 1 ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Études Simples #6
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| Name = Étude Op. 10, No. 1
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| Artist = [[Frédéric Chopin]]
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| Writer = [[Frédéric Chopin]]
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| Appearance = [[London Wembley Stadium 2007 - 16th (gig)|16th June 2007]], [[Paris Parc des Princes 2007 (gig)|23rd June 2007]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Etude10.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Étude Op. 10, No. 1 in C Major is a study for solo piano composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1829. First published in 1833 in France, Germany and Poland it was the first piece of his Études Op. 10. This study focuses on stretching the fingers of the right hand. Piano virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz stated that he refuses to perform this étude in public, saying that it is the most difficult of all the études.
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Played on a piano, before Sunburn, on one of their two [[London Wembley Stadium 2007 - 16th (gig)|H.A.A.R.P.]] gigs, before [[Sunburn_(song)|Sunburn]]. Also played in Paris in 2007, before [[Sunburn_(song)|Sunburn]] again, due to the fact that [[Sunburn_(song)|Sunburn]] was inspired by [[Frédéric Chopin|Chopin]] himself.
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== Étude Op. 25, No. 12 ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Étude Op. 25, No. 12 (Ocean Étude)
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| Artist = [[Frédéric Chopin]]
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| Writer = [[Frédéric Chopin]]
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| Appearance = [[Saint-Malo Fort de Saint-Père 2001 (gig)|11th August 2001]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Ocean_Etude_Op_25_No_12_-_Muse.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Étude Op. 25, No. 12 in C-Minor is the last of Chopin's formal piano studies. It was dedicated to À Madame la Comtesse d'Agoult (Marie d'Agoult - Franco-Roman author and historian also known by her pen name Daniel Stern). It was first published in 1837 in French, German and English editions. In the first (French) edition, the time signature is 4/4 but recent editions of this piece follow the German editions which indicate cut time. The work features a series of rising and falling piano arpeggios and chord progressions. The Étude has also been given a nickname, the "Ocean", not given by Chopin himself but by others after him.
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The piece was played by Bellamy in 2001, before [[Sunburn (song)|Sunburn]]. In 2019, this piece was also used as the melody for the chorus of [[Blockades (song)|Blockades]] from [[Simulation Theory (album)|Simulation Theory]].
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== Études Simples No. 6 ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Études Simples No. 6
 
| Artist = Leo Brouwer
 
| Artist = Leo Brouwer
 
| Writer = Leo Brouwer
 
| Writer = Leo Brouwer
| Appearance = [[London Wembley Stadium 2007 - 16th (gig)|16th June 2007]], [[London Wembley Stadium 2007 - 17th (gig)|17th June 2007]]
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| Appearance = [[London Wembley Stadium 2007 - 16th (gig)|16th June 2007]], [[Stockholm Hovet 2009 (gig)|24th October 2009]] , [[Milan Stadio Giuseppe Meazza 2010 (gig)|8th June 2010]]
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}}
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[http://musewiki.org/images/Etudes_Simples_-6.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Composed by Cuban composer, guitarist and conductor Leo Brouwer as part of his series of studies called Études Simples.
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Études Simples No. 6 was first played by Bellamy at the [https://youtu.be/1fiXcqnViz0 1999 Olaïve Interview]. The first time this short snippet was played live was at the [[Wembley Stadium (venue)|Wembley Stadium]] gigs in 2007 when it played before [[Unintended (song)|Unintended]].
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== Execution Commentary ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Execution Commentary
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| Artist = Original
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| Writer = Muse
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| Appearance = [[Paris New Morning 1999 (gig)|12{{supo|th}} July 1999]] <small>(first known)</small> - [[Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2017 (gig) |18th September 2017]]
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}}
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Despite being a full song, it was never played live as whole. However, the riff was often used live as an instrumental outro after either [[Showbiz]] or [[Stockholm Syndrome]], or as part of a number of similar outros. The first known one was played after [[Agitated]].
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The riff played is the first one of the song, not the outro. 
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== Freedom ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Freedom
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| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
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| Writer = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
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| Appearance = [[Exeter Lemon Grove 2001 (gig)|4th April 2001]] - [[Chicago Aragon Ballroom 2018 (gig) | 9th December 2018]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/FreedomRiff.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Freedom is a song by [[Rage Against the Machine]] from their self-titled 1994 album.
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The riff was first played in 2001. It has since then been played quite often as an outro, mostly to Drop D.
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The riff was most frequently played between 2012 and 2014 on The 2nd Law Tour, as a closing outro before the encore, after [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]], with Matt also singing the line 'Freedom' on a couple of gigs (as heard on the audio clip above, from their [[Austin_Zilker_Park_-_Weekend_Two_2013_(gig)|Austin City Limits Festival]] gig).
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Since 2014, the riff has made a few appearances up until 2018.
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== Glasgow Jam ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Glasgow Jam
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| Artist = Original
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| Writer = Chris Wolstenholme, Dom Howard
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| Appearance = [[Glasgow Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre 2009 (gig)|9th November 2009]], [[Glasgow SSE Hydro 2016 - 18th (gig)|18th April 2016]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/GlasgowJam09.mp3 Listen to audio number one here]
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/GlasgowJam16.mp3 Listen to audio number two here]
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Named after Glasgow, the only city this jam has been played in (and the obvious Scottish flare it has with the bagpipes), it is a rendition of Helsinki Jam, played in a lower key together with bagpipes, played by a kilted bagpiper named Count Taylor (Tom Kirk's brother), who was standing on another of the three podiums. The 2009 Pro-Shot video of the performance was released by Muse as a 2009 Christmas Present (first clip).
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The 2016 performance of it featured a slight variaton on the bass riff of the first one, allthough it retained the song structure (second clip).
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== Glastonbury riff ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Glastonbury riff
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| Artist = Original
 +
| Writer = Muse
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| Appearance = [[Pilton Worthy Farm 2004 (gig)|27th June 2004]] - [[Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheatre 2017 (gig)|20th September 2017]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/GlastonburyJam04.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Riff was named Glastonbury Riff because it was played (most likely) for the very first time at the [[Pilton Worthy Farm 2004 (gig)|Glastonbury gig in 2004]].
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 +
The riff made a couple of appearances again in 2017.
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 +
On all the instances, it was played before [[Butterflies & Hurricanes (song)|Butterflies & Hurricanes]].
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== Guitar Noise ==
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{{Jambox
 +
| Name = Guitar Noise
 +
| Artist = Original
 +
| Writer = Matt Bellamy
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| Appearance = [[Houston Toyota Center 2019 (gig)|22nd February 2019]] -
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://musewiki.org/images/Etudes_Simples_-6.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br />
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Composed by Cuban composer, guitarist and conductor Leo Brouwer, Études Simples #6 was played before [[Unintended (song)|Unintended]] at the [[Wembley Stadium (venue)|Wembley Stadium]] gigs in 2007.
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/GuitarNoise.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Guitar Noise is a "riff" played as an improvisation piece using guitar and various guitar effects before [[Metal medley]] during the [[Simulation Theory World Tour]] in 2019. Sometimes the piece is a bit shorter, allthough the basis still remains the same.
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It is segwayed after and preceeded by [[Intro_music#STT_Interstitial_3|STT Interstitial 3]], a short filler piece played on tape. Both are performed while the arena is fully dark and allow the crew to have enough time to set up [[Murph the Robot]] for inflation while not letting the crowd wait in silence.
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It is marked on the setlists simply as "Guitar Noise".
  
 
== Hangar 18 ==
 
== Hangar 18 ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
 
| Name = Hangar 18
 
| Name = Hangar 18
| Artist = [[Megadeth]]
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| Artist = Megadeth
 
| Writer = Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, David Ellefson, Nick Menza
 
| Writer = Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, David Ellefson, Nick Menza
| Appearance = [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|April 12th 2008]]
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| Appearance = [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|April 12th 2008]] - [[Portland Rose Garden 2010 (gig)| 3rd April 2010]]
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://www.musewiki.org/images/Hangar18.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br>
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An instrumental piece of the song was played for the first and last time at [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|London Royal Albert Hall]], before "[[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]]".
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Hangar18.mp3 Listen to the riff here]
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Hangar 18 is a song by American heavy metal band Megadeth from their 1990 album Rust in Peace. The lyrics of the song are based on either the UFO conspiracy theories or the 1980 sci-fi action movie of the same name (Hangar 18), based on these theories.
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An instrumental piece of the song was played for the first time at [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|London Royal Albert Hall]] in April of 2008, before [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]]. It made a slight return in 2010, when it was played a couple of times during the US leg of The Resistance tour, again before Stockholm Syndrome.
  
 
== Headup ==
 
== Headup ==
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| Name = Headup
 
| Name = Headup
 
| Artist = [[Deftones]]
 
| Artist = [[Deftones]]
| Writer = Max Cavalera, Chino Moreno
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| Writer = Deftones, Max Cavalera
| Appearance = [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|April 12th 2008]] and [[Lisbon Bela Vista Park 2008 (gig)|June 6th 2008]]
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| Appearance = [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|April 12th 2008]] -
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://www.musewiki.org/images/Headup.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br>
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An instrumental segment was first played as an outro to "[[New Born]]" for the [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|2008 Royal Albert Hall gig]] and then later at [[Lisbon Bela Vista Park 2008 (gig)|Rock in Rio 2008]].
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Headup212.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Headup is a song by Sacramento-based alternative metal band [[Deftones]] from the 1997 album Around the Fur. It was written by Deftones and Max Cavalera, Brazillian singer, guitarist and songwriter from bands such as Sepultura and Soulfly.
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An instrumental segment was first played as an outro to [[New Born (song)|New Born]] for the [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|2008 Royal Albert Hall gig]] and then later at [[Lisbon Bela Vista Park 2008 (gig)|Rock in Rio 2008]].
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Since 2010, it has regularly been played as an outro to New Born, being played most of the times after the song. At the [[Sacramento Golden 1 Center 2019 (gig)|2019 Sacramento gig]], an extended version of the riff was played as a tribute to Deftones.
  
 
== Heartbreaker ==
 
== Heartbreaker ==
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| Name = Heartbreaker
 
| Name = Heartbreaker
 
| Artist = [[Led Zeppelin]]
 
| Artist = [[Led Zeppelin]]
| Writer = John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
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| Writer = [[Led Zeppelin]]
| Appearance = ''Unknown''
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| Appearance = [[Rome Tennis Stadium 2004 (gig)|12th June 2004]] - [[Lisbon Bela Vista Park 2018 (gig)|23rd June 2018]]
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://www.musewiki.org/images/Heartbreaker.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br>
 
Sometimes played before [[Butterflies & Hurricanes (song)|Butterflies & Hurricanes]] or [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] such as at [[Pilton Worthy Farm 2004 (gig)|Glastonbury Festival 2004]] {{YT |sbDuvJGa-DM}}.
 
  
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Heartbreaker.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Heartbreaker is a song from English rock band Led Zeppelin, from their 1969 album, Led Zeppelin II. The guitar features probably one of the most known classic guitar riffs.
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The riff was sometimes played before [[Butterflies & Hurricanes (song)|Butterflies & Hurricanes]] or [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] such as at [[Pilton Worthy Farm 2004 (gig)|Glastonbury Festival 2004]] {{YT |sbDuvJGa-DM}}.
  
A slightly modified version was co-opted into the collaborative song "[[Who Knows Who (song)|Who Knows Who]]" with [[The Streets]], and indeed may have replaced from the original "Heartbreaker" riff in set lists.
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A slightly modified version was co-opted into the collaborative song [[Who Knows Who (song)|Who Knows Who]] with [[The Streets]], the heavy riff of which is also performed live.
  
 
== Helsinki Jam ==
 
== Helsinki Jam ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
 
| Name = Helsinki Jam
 
| Name = Helsinki Jam
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| Artist = Original
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| Writer = Chris Wolstenholme, Dom Howard
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| Appearance = [[Helsinki Hartwall Areena 2009 (gig)|October 22nd 2009]] - [[Paris Cigale 2018 (gig)|24{{supo|th}} February 2018]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/HelsinkiDrumNBassJam.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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The second ever drum and bass jam and a follow-up to Osaka Jam. Similar to all the drum and bass jams, dubbed by the fans after it's first appearance on the first gig of The Resistance Tour in Helsinki, the Helsinki Jam is a re-occurring Drum and Bass jam in The Resistance Tour. It is similar to the Osaka Jam and was often played before [[Undisclosed Desires (song)|Undisclosed Desires]]
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During the performance of the jam during The Resistance's arena tour, Chris stands on Dom's rising, spinning podium of the three-towered stage design.{{YT|593z7lVWBE8}}.
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Helsinki Jam also has a modified version, the Glasgow Jam, which was played at the 2010 and 2016 Glasgow gigs and featured an additional bagpipe player, Count Taylor, standing on another of the three podiums.
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The jam made it's surprise and (so far) final appearance at the [[Paris Cigale 2018 (gig)|Paris]] by-request show in February of 2018, almost seven years after it was last played.
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== Houston Jam ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Houston Jam / Frankenstein Jam
 
| Artist = Original
 
| Artist = Original
 
| Writer = Muse
 
| Writer = Muse
| Appearance = [[Helsinki Hartwall Areena 2009 (gig)|October 22nd 2009]]
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| Appearance = [[Houston Toyota Center 2019 (gig)|February 22nd 2019]] - [[Mexico City Foro Sol 2019 - 3rd (gig)|3rd October 2019]]
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://www.musewiki.org/images/Helsinkijam.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br>
 
Dubbed by the fans after it's first appearance on the first gig of The Resistance Tour in Helsinki, the Helsinki Jam is a re-occurring Drum and Bass jam in The Resistance Tour. It is slightly similar to the Osaka Jam and is often played before Undisclosed Desires.
 
  
During the jam, Chris stands on Dom's rising, spinning podium of the three-towered stage design.<ref>watch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=593z7lVWBE8</ref> For the 9th November gig at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland, Chris and Dom were joined by a kilted bagpiper on another of the podiums, playing an additional part.
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/HoustonJam19.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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The latest of the drum and bass jams, dubbed by Houston, the city it was first performed in.
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The jam's also called the Frankenstein Jam, as it's a mashup of three riffs; [[Futurism (song)|Futurism]], [[Unnatural Selection (song)|Unnatural Selection]] and [[Micro Cuts (song)|Micro Cuts]]. It's played during the [[Simulation Theory Tour]] before [[Take a Bow (song)|Take a Bow]].
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The effects that Chris uses on this jam are very similar as Mike Kerr's from [[Royal Blood]], meaning it sounds like bass and guitar playing together. That way, he can play all the riffs in the jam as if all three were playing it.
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Live info [[Houston Jam (live) | here]].
  
 
== How I Could Just Kill a Man ==
 
== How I Could Just Kill a Man ==
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| Name = How I Could Just Kill a Man
 
| Name = How I Could Just Kill a Man
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Writer = Cypress Hill  
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| Writer = Cypress Hill
 
| Appearance = [[Nottingham Rock City 2001 (gig)|8th April 2001]]
 
| Appearance = [[Nottingham Rock City 2001 (gig)|8th April 2001]]
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://musewiki.org/images/How_i_could_just_kill_a_man.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br />
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Played at [[Nottingham Rock City 2001 (gig)|Nottingham Rock City in 2001]]
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[http://musewiki.org/images/How_i_could_just_kill_a_man.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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How I Could Just Kill a Man is originally a song by hip hop group Cypress Hill from their debut self-titled album released in 1990. The song was covered and features Cypres Hill themselves in 2000 by Rage Against the Machine and it features on their cover album Renegades.
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The riff of the RATM version was played at the [[Nottingham Rock City 2001 (gig)|Nottingham Rock City gig in 2001]] before [[Unintended (song)|Unintended]].
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== Il Mercenario (L'Arena) ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Il Mercenario (L'Arena)
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| Artist = [[Ennio Morricone]]
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| Writer = [[Ennio Morricone]]
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| Appearance = [[Vancouver Pacific Coliseum 2010 (gig)|1st April 2010]] - [[Lisbon Bela Vista Park 2010 (gig)|27th May 2010]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/WhistleMan.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Il Mercenario (L'Arena) is the main theme song for Sergio Corbucci's Spaghetti Western, The Mercenary, composed by [[Ennio Morricone]]. In the first half, the song features a whistling man, sound effects representing revolver shoot-outs and a slow string melody. In the second half, when the trumpet joins, it evolves into a slow marching song.
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The whistling part was played by Matt during a couple of gigs during the US leg of [[The Resistance (album)|The Resistance]] tour in 2010 as an intro to [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]]. It can be heard in the clip above, from the [[Seattle KeyArena 2010 (gig) |Seattle KeyArena gig]].
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The riff is also dubbed by fans as 'The Whistle Boy riff' and sometimes even 'The Globalist intro', as a variation on this song was also used in [[The Globalist (song)|The Globalist]] from the 2015 album [[Drones (album)|Drones]].
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== Immigrant Song ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Immigrant Song
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| Artist = [[Led Zeppelin]]
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| Writer = Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
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| Appearance = [[New York City Madison Square Garden 2019 (gig)|8th April 2019]], [[Boston TD Garden 2019 (gig)|10th April 2019]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/ImmigrantSong.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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A 1970 song by Led Zeppelin from their third album, Led Zeppelin III. The song was written during Led Zeppelin's tour of Iceland, Bath and Germany in 1970. The opening date of the tour in Reykjavik inspired vocalist Robert Plant to write the lyrics. Six days later, the band performed the song for the first time in Bath, England.
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Muse played the intro riff before Time Is Running Out at two consecutive dates in New York and Boston in April of 2019.
  
 
== I Want to Break Free ==
 
== I Want to Break Free ==
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| Artist = [[Queen]]
 
| Artist = [[Queen]]
 
| Writer = John Deacon
 
| Writer = John Deacon
| Appearance = [[Milan Rolling Stone 2006 (gig)|June 7th 2006]] - [[Sydney Entertainment Centre 2007 (gig)|November 17th 2007]]
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| Appearance = [[Milan Rolling Stone 2006 (gig)|June 7th 2006]] - [[Monterrey Arena Monterrey 2008 (gig)|July 16th 2008]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/IWantToBreakFree.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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I Want to Break Free is one of the most known songs by English rock band Queen, written by former bassist John Deacon. It featured in the 1984 album The Works and features emphasis on 80s synth and drum machines. It also features a thick fuzzy guitar solo.
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A rough I Want to Break Free jam was occasionally played before [[Knights of Cydonia (song)|Knights of Cydonia]] ([http://youtube.com/watch?v=p2getr1k14E Such as here]) during the Black Holes and Revelations tour between 2006 and 2008.
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Additionally, the [[Knights of Cydonia (video)|Knights of Cydonia music video]] pays tribute to the video of I Want to Break Free, with [[Matthew Bellamy|Bellamy]]'s arm gestures echoing those of Freddie Mercury.
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== Jerry Was a Race Car Driver  ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
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| Artist = [[Primus]]
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| Writer = [[Primus]]
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| Appearance = [[Kansas City Speedway 2011 (gig)|6th August 2011]], [[Oakland Oracle Arena 2013 (gig)|28th January 2013]]
 
}}
 
}}
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Occasionally played before "[[Knights of Cydonia (song)|Knights of Cydonia]]" <!--[http://youtube.com/watch?v=p2getr1k14E]-->
 
  
The [[Knights of Cydonia (video)|"Knights of Cydonia" music video]] pays tribute to the video of "I Want to Break Free", with [[Matthew Bellamy|Bellamy]]'s arm gestures echoing those of Freddie Mercury.
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/JerryRiff2.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Jerry Was a Race Car Driver is a song written by [[Primus]] from the 1991 album Sailing the Seas of Cheese. It is regarded as one of Primus's classic songs.
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Bellamy played the riff at [[Kansas City Speedway 2011 (gig)|Kansrocksas]] festival in 2011, followed by a short take at DMV (also by [[Primus]]). The riff was played again at [[Oakland Oracle Arena 2013 (gig)|Oakland's Oracle Arena]] in 2013, as an outro to Supermassive Black Hole.
  
 
== Jimmy Jam ==
 
== Jimmy Jam ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Jimmy Jam
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| Name = Jimmy Jam / Improv
| Artist = Original
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| Artist = Original
 
| Writer = Muse
 
| Writer = Muse
| Appearance = 2001 - 2008
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| Appearance = 2001 (Exact date unknown) - [[Oakland Oracle Arena 2019 (gig)|9th March 2019]]
 
}}
 
}}
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Occasionally played before or after "[[Cave (song)|Cave]]" during ''[[Origin of Symmetry (album)|Origin of Symmetry]]'' tour (eg. [[Saint-Malo Fort de Saint-Père 2001 (gig)|Saint-Malo Route du Rock 2001]] {{YT|nUg2nD2zJic}}) and more often during the ''[[Black Holes and Revelations (album)|Black Holes and Revelations]]'' tour before "[[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]]" with more improvisation than before (eg. [[Seattle KeyArena 2007 (gig)|Seattle KeyArena 2007]] {{YT|buxPhG9Mw6M}}). In the beginning of the ''Black Holes and Revelations'' tour, it was occasionally played before "[[Starlight (song)|Starlight]]" as well, but in a lower key (eg. [[Reading Little John's Farm 2006 (gig)|Reading 2006]] {{YT|6fSvmhX6oa8}}).
 
  
The name is probably due to similarity of its bassline to that of "[[Jimmy Kane (song)|Jimmy Kane]]." The main riff is also very similar to one in Jimi Hendrix's "Fire."
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/ImprovJimmyJam.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Original Jimi Hendrix-inspired riff, occasionally played before or after "[[Cave (song)|Cave]]" during [[Origin of Symmetry (album)|Origin of Symmetry]] tour (eg. [[Saint-Malo Fort de Saint-Père 2001 (gig)|Saint-Malo Route du Rock 2001]] {{YT|nUg2nD2zJic}}). It got played more often during the [[Black Holes and Revelations (album)|Black Holes and Revelations]] tour before [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] with more improvisation than before (eg. [[Seattle KeyArena 2007 (gig)|Seattle KeyArena 2007]] {{YT|buxPhG9Mw6M}}). In the beginning of the ''Black Holes and Revelations'' tour, it was occasionally played before "[[Starlight (song)|Starlight]]" as well, but in a lower key (eg. [[Reading Little John's Farm 2006 (gig)|Reading 2006]] {{YT|6fSvmhX6oa8}}). It was played again on July the 5th 2010, as an outro to Time is Running Out at the band's premiere in the Czech Republic at the [[Hradec Králové Festival Park 2010 (gig)|Rock For People Festival]]. It made a surprise return again in 2017 before Time is Running Out and another return in 2019 at the [[Oakland Oracle Arena 2019 (gig)|Oakland]] gig after Hysteria.
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 +
The name probably comes due to the similarity of it's bassline to that of [[Jimmy Kane (song)|Jimmy Kane]]. The main riff is also very similar to one in Jimi Hendrix's song Fire.
  
 
This piece is listed as "Improv" in the [[H.A.A.R.P. (live)|HAARP]] tracklist.
 
This piece is listed as "Improv" in the [[H.A.A.R.P. (live)|HAARP]] tracklist.
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| Name = Kaoss Jam
 
| Name = Kaoss Jam
 
| Artist = Original
 
| Artist = Original
| Writer = [[Matthew Bellamy]]
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| Writer = Matt Bellamy
| Appearance = 2006 - 2007
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| Appearance = [[Inglewood Forum 2007 (gig)|10th April 2007]] - [[Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 2011 (gig) |30th July 2011]]
 
}}
 
}}
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An instrumental jam making heaving use of the [[Kaoss Pad]], played at a few gigs in 2006 and 2007.
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[http://musewiki.org/images/Kaoss_jam.mp3 Listen to audio number one here]
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[http://musewiki.org/images/KaossJamSMBH.mp3 Listen to audio number two here]
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An instrumental drum and guitar jam making heavy use of the [[Kaoss Pad]].
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Two versions of this jam were played. The first version (first clip) was played at a few gigs in 2007. The newer, slightly modified (in terms of sounds) jam (second clip) was played at a number of festival gigs in 2010. Both times it was played as an intro to Supermassive Black Hole.
  
 
== Killing in the Name ==
 
== Killing in the Name ==
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| Name = Killing in the Name
 
| Name = Killing in the Name
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Writer = [[Tom Morello]]
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| Writer = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Appearance = 2006
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| Appearance = [[Manchester Evening News Arena 2006 - 10th (gig)|10th November 2006]] - [[Perth Bassendean Oval 2010 (gig)|19th December 2010]]
 
}}
 
}}
  
Killing in the Name is a song written by alternative metal band [[Rage Against the Machine]], one of Muse's strongest influences. It appears on their 1992 eponymous debut album.
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/KillingInTheNameRiff.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
The main riff of this song has been played live by Muse during the ''[[Black Holes and Revelations (album)|Black Holes and Revelations]]'' European tour.
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Killing in the Name is a song written by band [[Rage Against the Machine]]. It appears on their 1991 eponymous self-titled debut album. The song and it's riff are regarded as one of their most classic ones.
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The main riff has roughly been played live before [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]] by Bellamy for the first time during a couple dates of the [[Black Holes and Revelations (album)|Black Holes and Revelations]] European tour in 2006 and 2007. It then made another appearance in 2010 as an outro to Stockholm Syndrome during [[The Resistance (album)|The Resistance]] tour in 2010.
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== Know Your Enemy ==
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{{Jambox
 +
| Name = Know Your Enemy
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| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 +
| Writer = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 +
| Appearance = [[Charlotte Motor Speedway 2018 (gig)|6th May 2018]] - [[Mexico City Foro Sol 2019 - 3rd (gig)|3rd October 2019]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/KYERiff19.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Know Your Enemy is a song written by [[Rage Against the Machine]]. It is from their self-titled 1991 debut album. The studio version of this song features [[Tool]]'s vocalist Maynard James Keenan on vocals during the bridge section and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins on additional percussion.
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 +
The main chorus riff was played by Muse occasionally as an outro to [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]] since 2018, sometimes standalone, sometimes with the Back in Black riff.
  
 
== Laura Palmer's Theme ==
 
== Laura Palmer's Theme ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
 
| Name = Laura Palmer's Theme
 
| Name = Laura Palmer's Theme
| Artist = [[Bellamy likes Twin Peaks|Twin Peaks]]
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| Artist = Angelo Badalamenti
 
| Writer = Angelo Badalamenti
 
| Writer = Angelo Badalamenti
| Appearance = Autumn 2006
+
| Appearance = [[Cleveland Agora Theatre 2006 (gig)|September 10th 2006]] - [[Birmingham National Exhibition Centre 2006 - 15th (gig)|15th November 2006]]
 +
}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/LauraPalmerZenith06.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Angelo Badalamenti's Laura Palmer's Theme is a slow anthemic song by American Brooklyn-based ambient and jazz composer Angelo Badalamenti (best known for his work with David Lynch). The song (and most of the original Twin Peaks soundtrack) features heavy focus on synth pads from late 80s/early 90s synthesizers such as Yamaha's DX7.
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 +
Bellamy occasionally played part of this piece as a piano interlude before [[Sunburn (song)|Sunburn]] in 2006 such as at [[Nashville_War_Memorial_Auditorium_2006_(gig)| Nashville War Memorial Auditorium]].
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 +
Comes from Bellamy's love of [[Bellamy likes Twin Peaks|Twin Peaks]]. During the U.S. tour in Autumn of 2006, when Bellamy started playing this piece, Muse watched DVDs of the TV series on the tour bus. The original song can be heard [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khMlcTE7lw8 here].
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== Low Tune riff ==
 +
{{Jambox
 +
| Name = Low Tune riff
 +
| Artist = Original
 +
| Writer = Muse
 +
| Appearance = [[Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 2006 - 14th (gig)|December 14th 2006]] - [[Lisbon Pavilhão Atlântico 2009 (gig)|28th November 2009]]
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://www.musewiki.org/images/LauraPalmersTheme.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br>
 
A piano interlude occasionally played before "[[Sunburn (song)|Sunburn]]" during Autumn 2006 such as at [[Nashville_War_Memorial_Auditorium_2006_(gig)| Nashville War Memorial Auditorium]].
 
  
Comes from Bellamy's love of [[Bellamy likes Twin Peaks|Twin Peaks]]. During the Autumn 2006 tour of U.S.A. Muse watched DVDs of Twin Peaks on the tour bus. It is around this time that Matt used the music of 'Laura Palmer's Theme' as a Piano Interlude played before Sunburn. The original can be heard [http://www.amazon.com/Twin-Peaks-Season-One-Soundtrack/dp/B000002LMM/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1195223199&sr=1-2 here]. <!--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHNrAsenvGI-->
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/LowTuneRiff07.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
This riff is similar to the Endless Nameless riff (which also replaced this riff), but it features a different, faster-paced drum beat and a different guitar pattern.
 +
 
 +
Lots of guitar and bass distortion is used and lots of improv by both Matt and Chris is present. Kaoss pad and synth noises by Morgan also play a fairly big role in completing the sound.
 +
 
 +
Like the Endless Nameless riff, this riff was usually played as a closer before encores, usually played after [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]].
  
 
== Maggie's Farm ==
 
== Maggie's Farm ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
 
| Name = Maggie's Farm
 
| Name = Maggie's Farm
| Artist = [[Bob Dylan]] and [[Rage Against the Machine]]
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| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 
| Writer = Bob Dylan
 
| Writer = Bob Dylan
| Appearance = 2003 - 2008
+
| Appearance = 2003 (Exact date unknown) - [[Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium 2019 (gig)|9th February 2019]]
 
}}
 
}}
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It was used as an instrumental by [[Muse]] live during the ''[[Absolution (album)|Absolution]]'' tour, and is now a staple outro for "[[Map of the Problematique (song)|Map of the Problematique]]". Watch it [http://youtube.com/watch?v=uujBJV1Ra4s here], played at [[London Wembley Arena 2006 - 21st (gig)|Wembley 2006]].
 
  
== Man with a Harmonica ==
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/MaggiesFarm.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Maggie's Farm is a cover song by [[Rage Against the Machine]] from their 2000 cover album, Renegades, originally written and performed by Bob Dylan in 1965.
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 +
The main riff of this song was first played on the [[Absolution (album)|Absolution]] tour, usually before [[Citizen Erased (song)|Citizen Erased]]. As of the Black Holes and Revelations tour, it's become a staple outro for [[Map of the Problematique (song)|Map of the Problematique]]. It was dropped from set lists during The 2nd Law Tour (where it was fully replaced by the Who Knows Who riff), but made a comeback during the Drones Tour in 2016 and was also played in 2017 occasionally again after Map of the Problematique. It also made a little surprise appearance in 2019 when they played (albeit roughly) it before [[Break It to Me (song)|Break It to Me]] at the Citi Sound Vault gig in Los Angeles on February 9th.
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== Man With a Harmonica ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Man with a Harmonica
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| Name = Man With a Harmonica
 
| Artist = [[Ennio Morricone]]
 
| Artist = [[Ennio Morricone]]
| Writer = Ennio Morricone
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| Writer = [[Ennio Morricone]]
| Appearance = [[Dublin Marlay Park 2008 (gig)|August 13th 2008]]
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| Appearance = [[Dublin Marlay Park 2008 (gig)|August 13th 2008]] -
 
}}
 
}}
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Originally appeared on the soundtrack for Once Upon a Time In The West. First played at Dublin's [[Dublin Marlay Park 2008 (gig)|Marlay Park]] in August 2008 as an intro to "[[Knights of Cydonia (song)|Knights of Cydonia]]". [[Chris]] plays the harmonica part, with [[Matt]] playing the guitar part.
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/ManWithHarmonicaRiff.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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A piece written by Ennio Morricone for Sergio Leone's 1968 Spaghetti Western ''Once Upon a Time in the West''. The song is also an opener to the ''Once Upon a Time in the West'' soundtrack, released in 1972. The song starts out with a simple harmonica line, followed by a rising arpeggiated horn and cimbalum line together with strings, which are then joined by a lead guitar line and drums for the climax.
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 +
The song is played almost exactly as the original by Muse as an intro to [[Knights of Cydonia (song)|Knights of Cydonia]] at every gig ever since its first performance at [[Dublin Marlay Park 2008 (gig)| Dublin's Marlay Park]]. Wolstenholme plays the harmonica, with Bellamy playing the guitar part.
  
 
== Microphone Fiend ==
 
== Microphone Fiend ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
 
| Name = Microphone Fiend
 
| Name = Microphone Fiend
| Artist = [[Rakim]] and [[Rage Against the Machine]]
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| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Writer = ''Unknown''
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| Writer = Rakim and Eric B
| Appearance = [[Esch-Alzette Rockhal 2007 (gig)|May 26th 2007]] - 2008
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| Appearance = [[Esch-Alzette Rockhal 2007 (gig)|May 26th 2007]] - [[Paris Cigale 2018 (gig)|24{{supo|th}} February 2018]] 
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://www.musewiki.org/images/MicFiend.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br>
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Used by [[Muse]] as an instrumental riff after "[[New Born (song)|New Born]]" on the ''[[Black Holes and Revelations (album)|Black Holes and Revelations]]'' tour since [[Esch-Alzette Rockhal 2007 (gig)|Esch-Alzette Rockhal 2007]]. Since [[Landgraaf Megaland 2007 (gig)|Pinkpop 2007]] the "[[Ashamed (song)|Ashamed]]" outro has also been played after the Microphone Fiend riff.
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/MicFiend.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Microphone Friend is a song originally written by hip hop duo Rakim and Eric B and appears on their 1988 album Follow the Leader. Rage Against the Machine covered the song for their 2000 cover album, Renegades. Rage's song features a heavy riff in the bridge section.
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The riff was played occasionally by [[Muse]] as an instrumental outro, usually after [[New Born (song)|New Born]] since the [[Esch-Alzette Rockhal 2007 (gig)|2007 Luxembourg gig]]. Since [[Landgraaf Megaland 2007 (gig)|Pinkpop 2007]] the [[Ashamed (song)|Ashamed]] outro has also appeared sometimes after the Microphone Fiend riff.
  
 
== Misirlou ==
 
== Misirlou ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
 
| Name = Misirlou
 
| Name = Misirlou
| Artist = Dick Dale and His Del-Tones
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| Artist = Dick Dale and The Del-Tones
 
| Writer = Traditional
 
| Writer = Traditional
| Appearance = [[Fairfax_Patriot_Center_2007_(gig)|9th August 2007]]
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| Appearance = [[Fairfax_Patriot_Center_2007_(gig)|9th August 2007]], [[Vancouver Rogers Arena 2013 (gig)|6th February 2013]]
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}}
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[http://musewiki.org/images/Misirlou_twist.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Misirlou is a traditional folk song from the Eastern Mediterranean region, originating from the Ottoman Empire. The original author isn't known but it's supposed to be Arabic, Greek and Jewish musicians by the 1920s with the earliest recording of the song coming from 1927. The song was re-arranged in 1962 by American surf rock guitarist Dick Dale and was originally performed with his band, The Del-Tones. The song is also known for being in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 movie Pulp Ficiton, used in the opening titles. Dick's version was also an inspiration for [[The Beach Boys]]'s version of Misirlou, recorded in 1963. The song is, like most surf rock songs, known for it's use of tremolo guitar picking.
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The riff was first played by Bellamy in 2007, at the Fairfax Patriot Center in 2007, before [[Man of Mystery (song)|Man of Mystery]]. It made another return in 2013 when it was played before [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] in Vancouver.
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== MK Jam ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = MK Jam / Wankdorf Jam
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| Artist = Original
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| Writer = Chris Wolstenholme, Dom Howard
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| Appearance = [[Bern Stade de Suisse 2010 (gig)|2nd June 2010]] - [[Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena 2010 (gig)|11th October 2010]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/MKJamDomChris.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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First rehearsed at the Milton Keynes Bowl before the stadium leg of The Resistance Tour, it was initially dubbed the MK Jam but is also referred to as the Wankdorf Jam due to its public debut at the [[Bern Stade de Suisse 2010 (gig)|Wankdorf Stadium]]. It was played during The Resistance open-air tour.
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It is the only drum and bass jam to feature electronic drums and was played before [[Undisclosed Desires (song)|Undisclosed Desires]]. Because of that, it has got a disco-ey, metallic beat and a smooth bassline. It is also the only drum and bass jam with no pro-shot available, together with Houston Jam.
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==Montpellier Jam==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Montpellier Jam / Monty Jam
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| Artist = Original
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| Writer = Muse
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| Appearance = [[Montpellier Park&Suites Arena 2012 (gig) | 16th October 2012]]-[[Sydney_Allphones_Arena_2013_(gig)|13th December 2013]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/MontyJamLong.mp3 Listen to audio number one here]
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/MontyJamShort.mp3 Listen to audio number two here]
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Named Montpellier Jam or Monty Jam, after the first city it was played in. It is the first mellow drum and bass jam, which preceded a piano-based song during [[The 2nd Law (album) | The 2nd Law]] tour in 2012 and 2013, most frequently [[Explorers (song)|Explorers]], but it's also been played before [[United States of Eurasia (song)|United States of Eurasia]], [[Sunburn (song)|Sunburn]] and [[Feeling Good (song)|Feeling Good]].
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The song's also the first drum and bass jam to feature Bellamy, who's joining in with piano improv at the end of the jam, leading into the song played after it. The song also prominently features samples put through a Kaoss pad by Morgan. It bears similarity to Basique by Little People.
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There are two versions of the jam, a longer version (first clip), which was played on the headlining tour, and a shorter version (second clip), which was usually played on festivals in 2013.
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== Munich Jam ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Munich Jam / Varia Jam / Drones D&B
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| Artist = Original
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| Writer = Chris Wolstenholme, Dom Howard
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| Appearance = [[Olympiapark, Munich 2015 (gig) | 29th May 2015]] - [[Napa Valley Expo 2018 (gig)|25th May 2018]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/MunichJamSlow.mp3 Listen to audio number one here]
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/MunichJamFast.mp3 Listen to audio number two here]
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The [[Drones (album)|Drones]]-era drum and bass jam. The name "Munich" comes from, as all the previous drum and bass jams, the city it was first played in, while the name "Varia" comes from "Rockavaria Festival", the festival it was first played in. On the setlists, it was named as "Drones D&B". Since it's first performance, the jam has gotten faster with each performance. Because of that, as of the [[Paris AccorHotels Arena 2016 - 3rd (gig)|fourth Bercy Arena gig]] in February of 2016, Chris and Dom started playing the second half as fast as possible. The first clip above features the regular version and the second clip features the fast ending version.
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The jam was played regularily on almost every show before [[Madness (song)|Madness]] between 2015 and it's final performance, almost exactly three years later, in 2018.
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The Munich Jam is fairly similar to both Helsinki and Osaka Jams. It is so far the only jam Chris plays with a pick.
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== My Own Summer (Shove It) ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = My Own Summer (Shove It)
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| Artist = [[Deftones]]
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| Writer = [[Deftones]]
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| Appearance = [[Sacramento Arco Arena 2010 (gig)|28th September 2010]] - [[Sacramento Golden 1 Center 2019 (gig)|7th March 2019]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/ShoveIt19.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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My Own Summer (Shove It) is a song by American band Deftones. It's the first single from their 1997 album Around the Fur. It is a fairly slow yet heavy song.
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The riff was first played on a few dates in 2010 and 2011 and again in 2018 and 2019. The latest performance in Sacramento featured a slightly elongated version of it, together with drums, bass and guitar, whereas previous performances only featured Matt on guitar with Chris and Dom only playing two accented notes from the start of the chorus. The 2019 Sacramento performance was also played as an outro to [[New Born (song)|New Born]] and the previous performances were played as intro to [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]] and [[Map of the Problematique (song)|Map of the Problematique]].
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== Negative Creep ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Negative Creep
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| Artist = [[Nirvana]]
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| Writer = Kurt Cobain
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| Appearance = [[Seattle KeyArena 2010 (gig)|2nd April 2010 ]] - [[Boston TD Garden 2019 (gig)|10th April 2019]]  
 
}}
 
}}
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<br />Played once at the Fairfax Patriot Center in 2007 before [[Man of Mystery (song)|Man of Mystery]].
 
  
== Ocean Etude Op 25 No 12 ==
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/NegativeCreepRiff.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Written by Kurt Cobain, Negative Creep is a song from Nirvana's debut album 1989 Bleach. It is a faster song featuring a riff conformed of sliding up and down on the guitar neck.
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 +
The riff was played by Muse quite often in 2010 and in 2011. It was brought back in 2013 for a gig at [[Seattle KeyArena 2013 (gig)|Seattle's KeyArena]] and in 2016 for a couple of gigs on [[The Drones World Tour 2015/16]]. After that, it returned in 2019 for only one gig in Boston. It was played before or after [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stochkolm Syndrome]], [[New Born (song)|New Born]] and [[The Handler (song)|The Handler]].
 +
 
 +
== Osaka Jam ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Ocean Etude Op 25 No 12
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| Name = Osaka Jam
| Artist = [[Frédéric Chopin]]
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| Artist = Original
| Writer = [[Frédéric Chopin]]
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| Writer = Chris Wolstenholme, Dom Howard
| Appearance = [[Saint-Malo Fort de Saint-Père 2001 (gig)|11th August 2001]]
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| Appearance = [[Lille Aéronef 2000 (gig)|16th May 2000]] (Early version) - [[Weston under Lizard Weston Park 2008 (gig)|August 17th 2008]]
 
}}
 
}}
  
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Osaka_Jam_%28Royal_Albert_Hall%29.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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First drum and bass jam by Chris and Dom. Also dubbed by fans as "Osaka Jam" because of a soundcheck video played before the [[Osaka Club Quattro 2004 (gig)|2004 Osaka gig]].
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This jam has a similar sound to the [[Futurism (song)|Futurism]] bassline. The first known play of an early version of this jam was on the [[Lille Aéronef 2000 (gig)|16th of May 2000]]. It was played during technical difficulties in the past.
 +
 +
At the [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|Royal Albert Hall 2008 gig]] it was played whilst Matthew Bellamy returned from the pipe organ after "[[Megalomania (song)|Megalomania]]", who joined Wolstenholme and Howard for the last part of the jam.<!--Note: Not sure whether it also referred to Nishe during the Showbiz tour-->
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Since the [[Monterrey Arena Monterrey 2008 (gig)|Arena Monterrey]] gig in 2008, it has appeared on set lists as "Bass Jam" or "Drum and Bass"<ref>
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{{cite |
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}}</ref> and appeared on set lists at most gigs in 2008.
  
 
== People of the Sun ==
 
== People of the Sun ==
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| Name = People of the Sun
 
| Name = People of the Sun
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Writer = [[Tom Morello]]
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| Writer = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Appearance = ''Unknown''
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| Appearance = [[Nürburg Nürburgring 2007 (gig)|1st June 2007]] - [[London_Wembley_Stadium_2010_-_11th_(gig)|11th September 2010]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/PeopleOfTheSunRiff.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
People of the Sun is a song by American rap metal band [[Rage Against the Machine]] from their 1996 album Evil Empire. It is known for it's pick scraping guitar riffs.
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 +
This riff was occasionally played during the bass intro of [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]] instead of the original sliding pick scrape between 2007 and 2010.
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 +
== Peter Gunn Theme ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Peter Gunn Theme
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| Artist = Henry Mancini
 +
| Writer = Henry Mancini
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| Appearance = [[Austin Stubb's Bar-B-Q 2010 (gig) |19th March 2010]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/PeterGunn1.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Peter Gunn is a popular theme song written by Henry Mancini, released in 1959 for the television show of the same title. Despite Mancini primarily writing jazz pieces, this song is inspired by rock and roll. It has become one of the classic detective/private eye TV show theme songs and melodies of all time.
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 +
A bit of the melody was played by Bellamy during the second pre-chorus of [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]] at the 2010 South by South West gig.
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 +
== Power of Soul ==
 +
{{Jambox
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| Name = Power of Soul
 +
| Artist = [[Jimi Hendrix]]
 +
| Writer = [[Jimi Hendrix ]]
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| Appearance = [[Vienna Libro Music Hall 2001 (gig)|30th April 2001]] - [[Reading Little John's Farm 2011 (gig)|28th August 2011]]
 
}}
 
}}
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Occasionally used as an intro during [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]]
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/PowerOfSoulRiff.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Power of Soul (originally Power to Love) was a song written by Jimi Hendrix from the 1970 live album Band of Gypsys. It is the first the first album without his original group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The song represents Hendrix's new blending of R&B, funk and rock.
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 +
Muse started playing the riff as early as 2001, and have stopped playing it in 2011 at the final gig of [[The Resistance (album)|The Resistance]] era at Reading Festival. It was played as an intro to [[Unintended (song)|Unintended]] and an outro to [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]].
  
 
== Pre-Sunburn riff ==
 
== Pre-Sunburn riff ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Untitled
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| Name = Pre-Sunburn riff / Funny riff/ "Check Out This Riff" riff
 
| Artist = Original
 
| Artist = Original
 
| Writer = Muse
 
| Writer = Muse
| Appearance = 2000 - 2007
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| Appearance = 2000 (Exact date unknown) - [[Christchurch Westpac Arena 2007 (gig)|25th November 2007]]
 
}}
 
}}
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Usually played before "[[Sunburn (song)|Sunburn]]" during ''[[Showbiz (album)|Showbiz]]'' tour around 2000 (eg. [[Cologne Bizarre Festival 2000 (gig)|Bizarre Festival 2000]] {{YT|e0iTm8F1uvI}}). Played less often during ''[[Absolution (album)|Absolution]]'' tour ([[London Islington Carling Academy 2003 (gig)|London Islington Carling Academy 2003]], after "Bliss"). Reappeared in late-2007, being played after "[[Map of the Problematique (song)|Map of the Problematique]]" ([[Sydney Entertainment Centre 2007 (gig)|Sydney Entertainment Centre 2007]] {{YT|NS2aC-Kyl98}}), albeit in a lower key (due to different tuning).
 
  
The 'solo' was done with the [[Digitech Whammy|Whammy pedal]] during the ''Showbiz'' tour, and was done with the [[Kaoss Pad]] for the latter part of the ''[[Black Holes and Revelations (album)|Black Holes and Revelations]]'' tour.
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/PreSunburn.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
A Tom Morello-influenced riff/jam. Usually played before [[Sunburn (song)|Sunburn]] during the [[Showbiz (album)|Showbiz]] tour around 2000 (e.g. [[Cologne Bizarre Festival 2000 (gig)|Bizarre Festival 2000]] {{YT|e0iTm8F1uvI}}). Played less often during [[Absolution (album)|Absolution]] tour. Reappeared in late 2007, being played after [[Map of the Problematique (song)|Map of the Problematique]] ([[Sydney Entertainment Centre 2007 (gig)|Sydney Entertainment Centre 2007]] {{YT|NS2aC-Kyl98}}), albeit in a lower key (due to different tuning).
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 +
The 'solo' was done with the [[Digitech Whammy|Whammy pedal]] during the Showbiz tour, and with the [[Kaoss Pad]] for the latter part of the [[Black Holes and Revelations (album)|Black Holes and Revelations]] tour.
  
The riff sounds somewhat similar to that of "Gratitude" by the Beastie Boys.
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The riff sounds somewhat similar to that of "Gratitude" by the Beastie Boys. It also sounds similar to the instrumental riff in [[Fury (song)|Fury]].
  
== Prelude in B flat ==
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== Prelude in B-Flat Major Op. 23, No.2 ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Prelude in B flat
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| Name = Prelude in B-Flat Major Op. 23, No.2
 
| Artist = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
 
| Artist = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
 
| Writer = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
 
| Writer = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
| Appearance = 2001
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| Appearance = [[Biddinghuizen Lowlands 2001 (gig)|24th August 2001]] - [[Montreux Miles Davis Hall 2002 (gig)|8th July 2002]]
 
}}
 
}}
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== Prelude in C sharp minor ==
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/PreludeBflat.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Prelude in B-Flat Major Op. 23, No.2 is a composition by Russian composer, pianist and conductor [[Sergei Rachmaninov]], completed and premiered in 1903. The piece is said to be rhytmically complex with contrasting left-hand ostinato against jagged right hand melodic lines.
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 +
Excerpt of this piece was played a few times in 2001 and 2002. It features Matt playing the piano, joined in by Chris's heavy distorted bass and Dom playing the drums. It's got a similar vibe to the ending of [[Space Dementia (song)|Space Dementia]].
 +
 
 +
== Prelude in C-Sharp Minor Op. 3, No. 2 ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Prelude in C sharp minor
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| Name = Prelude in C-Sharp Minor Op. 3, No. 2
 
| Artist = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
 
| Artist = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
 
| Writer = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
 
| Writer = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
| Appearance = 2001
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| Appearance = 2001 (Exact date unknown) - [[Osaka Imperial Hall 2001 (gig)|2nd December 2001]]
 
}}
 
}}
  
== Prelude in G minor ==
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/PreludeCsharp.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Written by Rachmaninoff at 19 years old after his graduation from the Moscow Conservatory, it is one of his most famous compositions. The first performance was by the composer himself in 1892, the same year he completed the composition, at a Moscow Electrical Exhibition festival.
 +
 
 +
Part of this piece was performed in 2001, and it features Matt on a piano. It was played before [[Screenager (song)|Screenager]].
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 +
== Prelude in G-Minor Op. 23, No. 5 ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
| Name = Prelude in G minor
+
| Name = Prelude in G-Minor Op. 23, No. 5
 
| Artist = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
 
| Artist = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
 
| Writer = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
 
| Writer = [[Sergei Rachmaninov]]
| Appearance = 2001
+
| Appearance = 2001 (Exact date unknown) - 2002 (Exact date unknown)
}}  
+
}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/PreludeInG.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
A tango-style song, composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff, completed in 1901. It was included in his Opus 23 set of ten preludes, despite being written two years earlier than the other nine. The piece was premiered by Rachmaninoff in 1903.
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 +
Played by Muse, with Matt on the piano, Dom on drums and Chris playing clean bass. It was played before [[Screenager (song)|Screenager]].
 +
 
 +
The main melody of this piece was also used in the bridge section of the extended version of [[Assassin (song)|Assassin]].
 +
 
 +
== Pre-Unnatural Selection riff ==
 +
{{Jambox
 +
| Name = Pre-Unnatural Selection riff
 +
| Artist = Matt Bellamy
 +
| Writer = Matt Bellamy
 +
| Appearance = [[Paris Théâtre du Châtelet 2009 (gig)|8th September 2009]]
 +
}}
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 +
The short little riff which was played before [[Unnatural Selection (song)|Unnatural Selection]], during The Resistance tour, first appearing on [[[[Paris Théâtre du Châtelet 2009 (gig)|8th September 8th, 2009]] in Paris.
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 +
== Quiet ==
 +
{{Jambox
 +
| Name = Quiet
 +
| Artist = [[Smashing Pumpkins]]
 +
| Writer = Billy Corgan
 +
| Appearance = [[Chicago Aragon Ballroom 2018 (gig)|9th December 2018]]
 +
}}
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 +
[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Quiet.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Quiet is a song by Smashing Pumpkins, an American rock band, from their second album Siamese Dream, released in 1993.
 +
 
 +
Muse played the main opening riff of the song together with the Cherub Rock riff after [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] at the [[Chicago Aragon Ballroom 2018 (gig)|Chicago Ballroom]] gig in December of 2018, as a tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins.
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 +
== Reapers intro ==
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 +
{{Jambox
 +
| Name = Reapers intro
 +
| Artist = Original
 +
| Writer = Muse
 +
| Appearance = [[Buenos Aires Teatro Gran Rex 2008 - 24th (gig)|24{{supo|th}} July 2008]] - [[Lisbon Bela Vista Park 2018 (gig)|23rd June 2018]]
 +
}}
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 +
[http://www.musewiki.org/images/ReapersIntro08.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
The tapping intro used to be played as an outro to Plug In Baby in The Resistance Tour, with the riff developing through the same tour, but traces of this riff can be traced back to 2008 as it was played as an intro to [[Stockholm Syndrome]] (as heard in thge audio above from Muse live at the Grand Rex in Argentina).
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 +
When [[Drones (album)|Drones]] came out, it became part of [[Reapers (song)|Reapers]]. However, between 2016 and 2018, when Reapers wasn't played, they usually opened [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]] with this riff. Since 2018, they still play the shortened version of Reapers in the [[Metal medley]].
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 +
==Reapers outro ==
 +
 
 +
{{Jambox
 +
| Name = Reapers outro
 +
| Artist = Original
 +
| Writer = Muse
 +
| Appearance = [[Belfast Ulster Hall 2015 (gig) |15{{supo|th}} March 2015]] - [[Lima Hipódromo de Monterrico 2019 (gig)|15{{supo|th}} October 2019]].
 +
}}
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 +
The outro is similar to Rage Against the Machine's Freedom outro, which they also played after Stockholm Syndrome on The 2nd Law tour.
 +
 
 +
After Glastonbury Festival 2016, Reapers was dropped from setlists. Despite this, the song's outro riff was played very commonly in 2017 and 2018 as an outro to Stockholm Syndrome. While the song hasn't been performed in full since 2016, the song appeared shortened during the Metal medley. However the outro was not played until much later in the tour, when it replaced the Headup riff as the medleys outro.
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== Revolver ==
 
== Revolver ==
 
{{Jambox
 
{{Jambox
 
| Name = Revolver
 
| Name = Revolver
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Writer = [[Tom Morello]]
+
| Writer = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Appearance = [[Norwich UEA 2001 (gig)|9th April 2001]], 2006
+
| Appearance = [[Norwich University of East Anglia 2001 (gig) | 9th April 2001]] - [[New York City iHeartRadio Theater 2015 (gig)|9th May 2015]]
 +
}}
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 +
[http://musewiki.org/images/Revolver.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Revolver is a song written by Rage Against the Machine from the 1996 album Evil Empire. It features a classic Rage riff with calm verses and fast choruses.
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 +
Matt played it in 2001 as an introduction to [[Unintended (song)|Unintended]]. Afterwards it was used occasionally in 2006 through to 2011 as the outro solo for [[Supermassive Black Hole (song)|Supermassive Black Hole]], like at the [[Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 2006 - 15th (gig)|2006 Bercy gig]].
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 +
Bellamy played the riff again inbetween Supermassive Black Hole, right before the solo, in 2013, during the [[Paris Stade de France 2013 - 22nd (gig)|Stade de France]] gig and again in 2015, during the [[New York City iHeartRadio Theater 2015 (gig)|iHeartRadio Album Release Party]] gig
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 +
== Say It Ain't So ==
 +
{{Jambox
 +
| Name = Say It Ain't So
 +
| Artist = [[Weezer]]
 +
| Writer = [[Weezer]]
 +
| Appearance = [[Brooklyn Barclays Center 2016 (gig) | 27th January 2016]]
 +
}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/SayItAintSo16.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Say It Ain't So is a song by American rock band Weezer from their 1994 debut self-titled album sometimes referred to as the Blue Album. The song is a slow ballad-type song with heavy choruses.
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 +
Bellamy played the intro of the song before [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] at the [[Brooklyn Barclays Center 2016 (gig) | Brooklyn 2016 gig]].
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== School ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = School
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| Artist = [[Nirvana]]
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| Writer = [[Nirvana]]
 +
| Appearance = [[Perth Claremont Showgrounds 2010 (gig)|31st January 2010]] - [[Boston TD Garden 2019 (gig)|10th April 2019]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/SchoolRiff.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
School is the fourth song from Nirvana's debut album Bleach, released in 1989. The song features a fairly heavy riff utilising fuzzy distorted guitar.
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 +
Muse played the riff occasionaly during The Resistance tour between 2010 and 2011 as an outro to [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]]. It was played once in 2013 in [[Seattle KeyArena 2013 (gig)|Seattle]] as an outro to [[Supermassive Black Hole (song)|Supermassive Black Hole]]. The riff made a comeback recently at the [[New York Madison Square Garden 2019 (gig)|New York City's Madison Square Garden]] and the [[Boston TD Garden 2019 (gig)|Boston TD Garden]] gigs, both after [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]].
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== Sweet Child O' Mine ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Sweet Child O' Mine
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| Artist = Guns N' Roses
 +
| Writer = Axl Rose, Slash, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan
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| Appearance = [[Reading Little John's Farm 2011 (gig)|28th August 2011]] - [[Los Angeles The Forum 2019 (gig)|11th March 2019]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/SweetChild18.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Sweet Child O' Mine is a song written by Guns N' Roses that appears on their debut 1987 album Apetite for Destruction. It features one of the most known guitar riffs played by Slash. He came up with the riff with drummer Steven Adler after the two were warming up and Slash began playing a "circus" melody. After rhytm guitarist Izzy Stradlin asked Slash to play it again, he came up with chords while Duff McKagan created a bassline. Within an hour, they've written this song.
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The intro riff was played by Bellamy quite regularily as an outro to [[Plug in Baby (song)|Plug in Baby]] during The 2nd Law tour. The riff is still added as an outro occasionally to songs with extended outros, such as [[Plug in Baby (song)|Plug in Baby]] and [[Bliss (song)|Bliss]].
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== Testify ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Testify
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| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
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| Writer = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 +
| Appearance = [[Vancouver Pacific Coliseum 2010 (gig) | 1st April 2010]]
 +
}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Testify10.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Testify is a song by [[Rage Against the Machine]] from their 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles. It features a pick-scraping guitar noise with a phaser effect in its verses and the intro.
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 +
This intro was played by Bellamy during the outro of [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]] at the [[Vancouver Pacific Coliseum 2010 (gig) | 2010 Vancouver gig]].
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== The Fly  ==
 +
{{Jambox
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| Name = The Fly
 +
| Artist = [[U2]]
 +
| Writer = [[U2]]
 +
| Appearance = [[São Paulo Estádio Cícero Pompeu de Toledo 2011 - 9th (gig)|9th April 2011]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/TheFly.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
The Fly is a song by English rock band U2 from their 1991 album Achtung Baby. The song features danceable hip-hop beats together with industrial textures and an elaborate guitar solo.
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Bellamy played part of the guitar riff after [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]] together with the Back in Black riff.
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 +
== The Star-Spangled Banner ==
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{{Jambox
 +
| Name = The Star-Spangled Banner
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| Artist = [[Jimi Hendrix]] / John Stafford Smith
 +
| Writer = John Stafford Smith
 +
| Appearance = [[Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre 2007 (gig)|9th December 2007]] - [[Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena 2013 (gig)| 19th September 2013]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/StarSpangledBanner.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
The Star-Spangled Banner is most known for being the United States National Anthem. The music was composed by John Stafford Smith in 1773 and the lyrics were added by Francis Scott Key in 1814. In 18th century, this was the official song of the Anacreontic Society, a gentlemen's club of amateur musicians in London. Because of that, before becoming The Star-Spangled Banner, this song was called The Anacreontic Song.
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 +
The song also features a well known cover by Jimi Hendrix, which Muse based their version on.
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 +
Bellamy played the Star Spangled Banner was played at a couple of gigs in 2007 and 2010, during a few gigs of the U.S. legs of the tours. It was also played a few times during the U.S. leg of The 2nd Law tour in 2013. All of the times, it was played before [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]], instead of the regular [[Interlude (song)|Interlude]] intro.
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== Too Many Puppies ==
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{{Jambox
 +
| Name = Too Many Puppies
 +
| Artist = [[Primus]]
 +
| Writer = [[Primus]]
 +
| Appearance = [[New Orleans City Park 2010 (gig) | 29th October 2010]] - [[Napa Valley Expo 2018 (gig)|25th May 2018]]
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://musewiki.org/images/Revolver.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br />
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Played in 2001 as an introduction to [[Unintended (song)|Unintended]] and used occasionally in 2006 as the solo in [[Supermassive Black Hole (song)|Supermassive Black Hole]].
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[http://www.musewiki.org/File:TooManyPuppies18.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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 +
Too Many Puppies is a song written by [[Primus]] from their 1990 album Frizzle Fry. It features a funk-inspired bass line with metal undertones.
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The main riff of the song was performed by Muse three times, the first time being in 2010 in [[New Orleans City Park 2010 (gig) | New Orleans]] as an outro to [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]]. The two other times it was played was in 2017, at the [[London Shepherds Bush Empire 2017 (gig)|London Shepherds Bush]] gig as an intro to [[Futurism (song)|Futurism]] and in 2018, at the [[Napa Valley Expo 2018 (gig)|Napa Valley Bottlerock Festival]] gig as an outro to [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]].
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 +
In 2010, the intro was played by Bellamy on guitar, which was later joined by Chris and Dom, and in 2017 and 2018, the intro was played, more like to the original, by Wolstenholme.
  
 
== Township Rebellion ==
 
== Township Rebellion ==
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| Name = Township Rebellion
 
| Name = Township Rebellion
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Writer = [[Tom Morello]]
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| Writer = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Appearance = ''Unknown''
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| Appearance = 2001 (Exact date unknown) -
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/TownshipRebellion15.mp3 Listen to audio number one here]
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/TownshipRebellion219.mp3 Listen to audio number two here]
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 +
Township Rebellion is a song by American rap metal band [[Rage Against the Machine]] from their self-titled debut 1992 album.
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 +
The first time this riff was played was in 2001 as an outro to [[Agitated (song)|Agitated]] and has been played ever since. Two versions of this riff are played by Muse, a slightly modified version (first clip) and the original version (second clip).
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The outro riff of this song is most commonly in conjunction with [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]] as outro riff. The band also played it a few times with [[Uprising (song) |Uprising]], [[Hyper Music (song)|Hyper Music]], [[Map of the Problematique (song)|Map of the Problematique]] and most recently as an outro to [[Supermassive Black Hole (song)|Supermassive Black Hole]].
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 +
The chorus riff also makes a brief appearance on the [[Drones (album)|Drones]] Making of DVD. ([https://youtu.be/vXD341G_HEE?t=497 watch])
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== Undone (The Sweater Song) ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Undone (The Sweater Song)
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| Artist = [[Weezer]]
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| Writer = [[Weezer]]
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| Appearance = [[Raleigh RBC Center 2010 (gig)|26th October 2010]] - [[Los Angeles The Forum 2019 (gig)|11th March 2019]]
 
}}
 
}}
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Sometimes played as an outro after "[[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]]".<!--*--> Township Rebellion was also played as an intro before "Stockholm Syndrome" at [[Manchester Evening News Arena 2006 - 10th (gig)|MEN 2006]].<!--
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/SweaterSong19.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
*Dubious, every claim I've checked up on turns out to be the riff that sounds somewhat similar, but not TR.-->
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Undone (The Sweater Song) is a song written by American rock band [[Weezer]] from their debut self-titled album (or as it's unofficially called, ''The Blue Album'').
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Short snippet of the verse riff of this song was first performed in [[Raleigh RBC Center 2010 (gig)|Raleigh]] on October 26th, 2010.
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The riff made a return almost six years later at [[Brooklyn Barclays Center 2016 (gig)|Brooklyn's Barclays Center]] and [[Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 2016 (gig)|Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center]] gigs in 2016.
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Three years later, on March 11th 2019, it was performed again in [[Los Angeles The Forum 2019 (gig)|Los Angeles]]. Two months after this performance, Weezer were announced as support for the [[Simulation Theory World Tour]]. In the announcement clip, they used their riff. ([https://www.instagram.com/p/BxcEpgsA3QE/ watch])
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All the times it was played before [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]].
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== Very Ape ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Very Ape
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| Artist = [[Nirvana]]
 +
| Writer = Kurt Cobain
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| Appearance = [[London Roundhouse 2012 (gig)|30th September 2012]]
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}}
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Very Ape is a song by Nirvana from the 1993 album In Utero. Produced by Steve Albini, the song has a fast paced punk rock feel, while still retaining the grunge nature. The song is also one of Nirvana's shortest, at 1:56 in length.
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The opening riff was also sampled by The Prodigy (and subsequently [[Pendulum]] on their remix) on their song Voodoo People.
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Bellamy teased with a snippet of the main riff before [[Starlight (song)|Starlight]] at the [[London Roundhouse 2012 (gig)|2012 iTunes Festival gig]].
  
 
== Voodoo Child (Slight Return) ==
 
== Voodoo Child (Slight Return) ==
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| Artist = [[Jimi Hendrix]]
 
| Artist = [[Jimi Hendrix]]
 
| Writer = [[Jimi Hendrix]]
 
| Writer = [[Jimi Hendrix]]
| Appearance = [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|12th April 2008]], [[Teignmouth Den 2009 - 5th (gig)|5th September 2009]]
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| Appearance = [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig) | 12th April 2008]] - [[Tokyo Yokohama Arena 2017 - 14th (gig)|14th November 2017]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/VoodooChildSR2.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Voodoo Child (Slight Return) is a song by [[Jimi Hendrix]] and his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It appears as the final track on his 1968 album Electric Ladyland. The song features improvised guitar and vocals by Hendrix, backed by Noel Redding's bass and Mitch Mitchell's drums. It is one of his best known songs.
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Bellamy first played the opening riff of the song in 2008 as an intro to [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] at [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|Royal Albert Hall]]. It then made a few appearances between 2009 and 2011 as an outro to [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]] before Jimmy Jam and a couple of times in 2012 as an intro to [[Panic Station (song)|Panic Station]].
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The riff returned in [[Belfast Ulster Hall 2015 (gig)|2015]] and became a staple intro to [[Supermassive Black Hole (song)|Supermassive Black Hole]] during [[The Drones World Tour 2015/16]] and was played occasionally in 2017.
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== Vuilstamen Riff ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Vuilstamen Riff / Earthquake Outro
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| Artist = Original
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| Writer = Muse
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| Appearance = 2001 (Exact date unknown) - [[Stockholm Ericsson Dome 2016 (gig)|11th June 2016]]
 
}}
 
}}
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Played before [[Time is Running Out (song)|Time is Running Out]] at [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|Royal Albert Hall 2008]]. Also performed at the concerts at The Den in September 2009.
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/VuilstamenRiff.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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The oldest Muse riff still around, the riff dates back to jam sessions in 1994 and 1995. The riff was later, in 1997, used as an outro to the [[Nature_1 (song)|Nature_1]] demo called Earthquake, but was abandoned in the original version.
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The riff started its live journey in 2001, when it was played occasionally between sets (such as at the [[Saint-Malo Fort de Saint-Père 2001 (gig) | Saint-Malo Route du Rock 2001]]). It made it's return in 2010 when it was played before [[Starlight (song) | Starlight]] in [[Oklahoma City Ford Center 2010 (gig) | Oklahoma]] and before [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]] in [[Carhaix-Plouguer Vieilles Charrues 2010 (gig) | Carhaix]].
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The riff returned again five years later, between 2015 and 2016, as an occasional outro to [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]].
  
 
== War Within a Breath ==
 
== War Within a Breath ==
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| Name = War Within a Breath
 
| Name = War Within a Breath
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
 
| Artist = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| Writer = [[Tom Morello]]
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| Writer = [[Rage Against the Machine]]
| | Appearance = [[Saint Petersburg New Arena 2007 (gig)|19th October 2007]], [[Stockholm Hovet 2009 (gig)|24th October 2009]]-present. 
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| Appearance = [[Saint Petersburg New Arena 2007 (gig) | 19th October 2007]] - [[Saint Petersburg Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex 2011 (gig) | 20th May 2011]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/WarWithinABreath10.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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A song by American alternative/rap metal band [[Rage Against the Machine]], War Within a Breath features on their 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles.
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The main riff has been played by Muse once in 2007, and between 2009 and 2011, during The Resistance tours, it's been occasionally as an outro to [[Stockholm Syndrome (song)|Stockholm Syndrome]].
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== Whammy Jam ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Whammy Jam / Pre-Uno riff
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| Artist = Original
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| Writer = Muse
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| Appearance = 1999 - 2000 (Exact dates unknown)
 
}}
 
}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/WhammyRiff00.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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A fast energetic heavy jam usually played before [[Uno (song)|Uno]] between 1999 and 2000.
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The riff utilises a lot of Whammy guitar improv and a bassline playing octaves. Sometimes the riff was also played without a Whammy pedal.
  
 
== Whole Lotta Love ==
 
== Whole Lotta Love ==
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| Name = Whole Lotta Love
 
| Name = Whole Lotta Love
 
| Artist = [[Led Zeppelin]]
 
| Artist = [[Led Zeppelin]]
| Writer = Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Willie Dixon
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| Writer = [[Led Zeppelin]], Willie Dixon
| Appearance = 2007 - [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig)|April 12th 2008]]
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| Appearance = [[London Wembley Stadium 2007 - 17th (gig)|17th June 2007]] – [[London Royal Albert Hall 2008 (gig) |12th April 2008]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/WholeLottaLove.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Whole Lotta Love is a song by English rock band [[Led Zeppelin]]. It is the opening track on their second album, Led Zeppelin II recorded and released in 1969.
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The riff of the song was often played as a jam during the Black Holes and Revelations touring between 2007 and 2008 before [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]].
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== Wild Thing ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Wild Thing
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| Artist = The Troggs
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| Writer = Chip Taylor
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| Appearance = [[London Royal Albert Hall 2018 (gig)|3rd December 2018]], [[Santiago Pista Atletica 2019 (gig)|13th October 2019]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/WildThing.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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Wild Thing is a song by English rock band The Troggs, written by American songwriter Chip Taylor. It was originally written for the American rock band The Wild Ones in 1965, but did not chart, so The Troggs recorded their version of it, which reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1966. Their version of "Wild Thing" was ranked at number 257 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
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The riff of the song has been played quite regularily after [[Supermassive Black Hole (song)|Supermassive Black Hole]] during the [[Simulation Theory World Tour]], and was also featured [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq78X-4keRc in one of the promo clips] for the tour itself. Before playing it, most of the times, Bellamy detunes his guitar slightly.
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== Wilma's Rainbow==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Wilma's Rainbow
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| Artist = [[Helmet]]
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| Writer = Page Hamilton
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| Appearance = [[Boston TD Garden 2019 (gig)|10th April 2019]]  
 
}}
 
}}
<flashmp3>http://www.musewiki.org/images/WholeLottaLove.mp3|rightbg=0xDDEEFF|leftbg=0xDDEEFF|bg=0xFFFFFF</flashmp3><br>
 
"Whole Lotta Love" is the first track on Led Zeppelin's 1969 album Led Zeppelin II. The song has often been played as an instrumental before Time Is Running Out in the latter half of 2007.
 
  
== See also ==
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/WilmasRainbow19.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
* [[Riffs and jams (tablature) | Riffs and jams tablature]]
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Wilma's Rainbow is a song by American alternative metal band Helmet. It was written by Page Hamilton and was released on the 1994 album Betty.
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The riff from the intro of the song made its debut (and only appearence to date) at the [[Boston TD Garden 2019 (gig)|10th April 2019]] gig at Boston's TD Garden after [[New Born (song)|New Born]].
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== YYZ ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = YYZ
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| Artist = [[Rush]]
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| Writer = Geddy Lee, Neil Peart
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| Appearance = [[Toronto Air Canada Centre 2010 (gig) | 8th March 2010]] - [[Toronto Scotiabank Arena 2019 (gig) |26th March 2019]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/YYZ16.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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YYZ is an instrumental rock composition by Canadian progressive rock band [[Rush]] from the 1981 album Moving Pictures. It is regarded as one of the bands most popular pieces.
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Bellamy mentioned in an interview with Vancouver radio station The Fox 99.3, this was one of the first riffs Bellamy learnt to play on guitar.
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The intro riff was used occasionally during the Resistance tour in Canada, as an outro riff to [[Plug In Baby (song) | Plug In Baby]] and [[New Born (song) | New Born]]. Since then it has become tradition of Muse playing this riff when in Canada, as it later returned three times in [[Toronto Air Canada Centre 2013 (gig) |2013]], as an intro to [[Time Is Running Out (song)|Time Is Running Out]], in [[Toronto Air Canada Centre 2016 (gig) |2016]], as an outro to [[Hysteria (song)|Hysteria]] and in [[Toronto Scotiabank Arena 2019 (gig)|2019]] as an outro to [[Supermassive Black Hole (song)|Supermassive Black Hole]].
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== Zero ==
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{{Jambox
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| Name = Zero
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| Artist = [[Smashing Pumpkins]]
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| Writer = Billy Corgan
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| Appearance = [[Chicago Aragon Ballroom 2018 (gig) | 9th December 2018]] - [[Toronto Scotiabank Arena 2019 (gig) |26th March 2019]]
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}}
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[http://www.musewiki.org/images/Zero.mp3 Listen to the audio here]
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A song by grunge rock band Smashing Pumpkins, the song featured on their 1995 album called Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, and was released as a single a year later.
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The riff of the song has been played at the 2018 [[Chicago Aragon Ballroom 2018 (gig) | Chicago Aragon Ballroom]] gig after [[New Born (song)|New Born]], together with the Freedom outro. It's been played as a tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins.
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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[[Category:Songs]]
 
[[Category:Songs]]

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0123

Riff or jam
Name 0123
Artist Original
Writer/composer Matt Bellamy
Appearance 29th August 2003 - 23rd June 2018

Listen to the audio here

A heavy yet simple riff.

The riff got its name after the fret positions of what Matt is playing on his guitar in this riff (0 being open fret and 1, 2 and 3 being first, second and third guitar fret positions). It was usually played after Stockholm Syndrome or just before the mentioned song, and it's been played ever since it's maiden performance after it's official release in 2003.

0305030 / Early Psycho 01

Riff or jam
Name 0305030 / Early Psycho 01
Artist Original
Writer/composer Matt Bellamy
Appearance 10th November 1999 - 19th April 2014 ; (Presently in Psycho)

Listen to the audio here

The riff got its name after the fret positions of what Matt is playing on his guitar in this riff (0 meaning open string, 3 and 5 meaning 3rd fret and 5th fret of his guitar). The riff was played either after Stockholm Syndrome or Map of the Problematique. And once after the The Small Print at the 2004 Earls court second night show.

Since 2015, the riff is featured in one of Muse's songs, Psycho, from their 2015 album Drones, and is no longer played standalone.

Adagio for Strings

Riff or jam
Name Adagio for Strings
Artist Samuel Barber
Writer/composer Samuel Barber
Appearance 9th April 2011

Listen to the audio here

Adagio for Strings is a classical piece written by Samuel Barber in 1936. Muse took inspiration from it on Interlude (pre-Hysteria song). It is featured on Absolution and is played before Hysteria on each concert since the start of The Resistance tour. It features heavily distorted, delayed and reverberant bass and guitar.

As the two songs sounds similar, Muse played a tiny snippet of Adagio for Strings before transfering into Interlude on the 2011 Sao Paolo gig when they were supporting U2.

Adagio in G minor

Riff or jam
Name Adagio in G minor
Artist Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni
Writer/composer Remo Giazotto
Appearance 28th June 2006 - 28th August 2011

Listen to the audio here

Adagio in G minor was composed by Remo Giazotto based on Albinoni's Sonata in G minor. A fragment of the Sonata was found admist the ruins of the Saxon State Library in Dresden, Germany, after being bombed by the Allies in World War II.[1] While the piece was not actually written by Albinoni, it is commonly attributed to him.

Adagio in G Minor was played as a short jam before Time Is Running Out on the earlier half of the 2006 tour. This arrangement featured Bellamy's Kaoss Pad, with Wolstenholme playing single notes on delayed bass. No drums were used.

The riff/intro made it's return when Matt got his doubleneck Manson guitar in 2010. He played this as in the intro to Resistance on the top neck. An example of it can be seen in the footage of Resistance at Glastonbury 2010. The piece was transposed to A minor, the key of Resistance, for live performances.

Aegukga (South Korean National Anthem)

Riff or jam
Name Aegukga (애국가)
Artist Ahn Eak-tai
Writer/composer Ahn Eak-tai
Appearance 17th August 2013

Listen to the audio here

Aegukga (애국가), often translated as The Patriotic Song, is the national anthem of South Korea. The lyrics were written by an unknown author in 1896 (presumed to be either Yun Chi-ho or Ahn Changho, both were political activicts at the time), while the music was written by Ahn Eak-tai. The anthem was adopted in 1948, the year the country was formed.

The lyrics of Aegukga were originally set to the music of Auld Lang Syne, before Ahn Eak-tai wrote the composition specifically for the anthem in 1935 (hence why it's similar to Auld Lang Syne at times).

Aegukga has four verses, but on most occasions only the first one, followed by the chorus, is sung when performed publicly on events.

Bellamy played the anthem as an intro Hysteria at the 2013 Hyundai Card Super Concert in Seoul, South Korea.

Ashamed outro

Riff or jam
Name Ashamed outro
Artist Original
Writer/composer Matt Bellamy
Appearance 5th January 2000 - 11th October 2019

The Ashamed outro riff was played quite frequently, and presumably it's the Muse riff that appeared in most songs through its history, up to 5. First as a Showbiz outro between 2000 and 2002 (and for Muscle Museum in few promotional gigs). In 2000 as a part of the song itself, obviously. After 2003 it was include mostly in the New Born outros riffage, and eventually in the Stockholm Syndrome one too. Since 2017, and with the Showbiz comeback to the setlists, it was used again as an outro for this song.

Asturias

Riff or jam
Name Asturias (Leyenda)
Artist Isaac Albéniz
Writer/composer Isaac Albéniz
Appearance 13 August 2008 - 20th May 2011

Listen to the audio here

Asturias (Leyenda), is a musical piece composed by Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albéniz. The piece was originally written for the piano in the key of G minor and was first published in 1892 as a prelude to a three-movement set called Chants d'Espagne. The name Asturias and it's subtitle Leyenda was given to it posthumously by German classical music publisher Friedrich Hofmeister in 1911. Despite the name, the music isn't considered suggestive of the folk music in the Spanish region of Asturias. The subtitle, Leyenda, stands for Legend.

First appearing at Dublin's Marlay Park 2008 gig, it was used as an intro to Time Is Running Out. It was last played in 2011.

Back in Black

Riff or jam
Name Back In Black
Artist AC/DC
Writer/composer Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Malcolm Young
Appearance 12th March 2010 -

Listen to the audio here

The very popular guitar riff from the song Back in Black by AC/DC from their seventh studio album of the same name, released in 1980. It was produced by Robert "Mutt" Lange.

Since 2010, the riff is commonly played after Hysteria.

Muse have also played a full cover of the song a few times. In 2010, they played it with Nic Cester on vocals at a series of Big Day Out Festival concerts between January 22nd and January 31st and again at the San Siro gig on June 8th. In 2017, they played the full song again with Brian Johnson himself at Reading Festival. More on the song itself here.

Blue Orchid

Riff or jam
Name Blue Orchid
Artist The White Stripes
Writer/composer Jack White
Appearance 16th July 2015

Listen to the audio here

Song by well-known US rock duo The White Stripes, consisting of Jack White and Meg White, from the album Get Behind Me Satan released in May 2005. it is the first track and single from the album.

A snippet of Blue Orchid was played before The Groove in at Festival Des Vieilles Charrues in 2015.

Blue Valentines

Riff or jam
Name Blue Valentines
Artist Tom Waits
Writer/composer Tom Waits
Appearance 21st September 2007

Listen to the audio here

Blue Valentines is a calm and simple song by Tom Waits from the 1978 album Blue Valentine. It features a well known blues-like guitar melody.

Matt first played a snipped of it in the Olaïve Interview in 1999 on an acoustic guitar. This guitar phrase/melody made it's first live appearance in 2007 before Time Is Runing Out with Whole Lotta Love and Jimmy Jam.

Bombtrack

Riff or jam
Name Bombtrack
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rage Against the Machine
Appearance 12th April 2008

Listen to the audio here

Bombtrack is a song by American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from their self-titled debut album, released in June of 1993. It is perhaps most known for it's intro riff which originally features guitar and bass playing a staccato scale.

A short snippet of it on guitar was played as an outro to Bliss together with Whole Lotta Love at the Royal Albert Hall gig in 2008.

Varation of the riff was also used in the chorus of Reapers.

Bored‎

Riff or jam
Name Bored‎
Artist Deftones
Writer/composer Deftones
Appearance 28th September 2010, 30 July 2011

Listen to the audio here

Song by Deftones, American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. It is the first track on their 1995 album Adrenaline. The song's riff features palm muted guitar.

The riff was played in 2010 during The Resistance tour at the Sacramento gig on September 28th and in 2011 at Reading Festival, before Stockholm Syndrome.

Bulls on Parade

Riff or jam
Name Bulls on Parade
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rage Against the Machine
Appearance 8th April 2001

Listen to the audio here

Bulls on Parade is a song by Rage Against the Machine from the 1996 album Evil Empire.

The snippet of the song was only played once, at Nottingham Rock City in 2001, before Hate This & I'll Love You.

Burning Bridges (aka Irish riff)

Riff or jam
Name Burning Bridges
Artist Status Quo
Writer/composer Francis Rossi
Appearance August 22nd 2006 - 16th July 2017

Listen to the audio here

This riff is from the song "Burning Bridges" by Status Quo from the album Ain't Complaining released in 1988.

The riff was occasionally played before Plug In Baby during the Black Holes and Revelations and The Resistance tours. It made a return after nearly 6 years in 2015, when it was played at Manchester Academy before Supermassive Black Hole together with the Voodoo Child riff, (watch) and a year later, when it was played before Time Is Running Out at Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland on July 19th, 2016, before returning back to the pre-Time Is Running Out slot at a few gigs in 2017.

The riff was first played live at the Eden Project on August 22nd 2006 (watch) and last played at the Festival d'été de Québec in Canada on July 16th, 2017.

Cherub Rock

Riff or jam
Name Cherub Rock
Artist Smashing Pumpkins
Writer/composer Billy Corgan
Appearance 9th December 2018, 12th April 2019

Listen to the audio here

A song by American rock band Smashing Pumpkins from their second album, Siamese Dream, released in 1993. The song was written by Billy Corgan and produced by Butch Vig. The song is regarded as one of their classics (as is the album on which it's on).

Muse played the riff of this song on two occasions, at the 2018 Aragon Ballroom gig and at the 2019 United Center gig, both in Chicago, where Smashing Pumpkins are from.

Close Encounters

Riff or jam
Name Close Encounters
Artist John Williams
Writer/composer John Williams
Appearance June 16th 2007 -

Listen to audio number one here

Listen to audio number two here

The riff comes from the synth motif used to contact extraterrestrial life in the 1977 Steven Spielberg film 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'. (watch)

First appearing during the Black Holes and Revelations tour in 2007 (first clip), it was sometimes played as a gig intro before Knights of Cydonia. It made its debut during the first night at the 2007 Wembley Stadium gig and was played often between 2007 and 2008.

The 2007 riff returned in 2017 during the North American Summer Amphitheatre Tour, but this time it was played before Supermassive Black Hole. The Wembley version was played often up until 2019, when for the Simulation Theory World Tour, the band decided to also include a synth with the guitar, so the two passed the motif between them (second clip).

DMV

Riff or jam
Name DMV
Artist Primus
Writer/composer Primus
Appearance 28th January 2013

Listen to the audio here

DMV is a song written by Primus from their 1993 album Pork Soda. The riff (played on bass) puts heavy emphasis on tapping.

Matt played a short section of this riff amidst the end of Supermassive Black Hole at the 2013 Oakland gig, during The 2nd Law tour in USA. He played homage to Primus and their frontman Les Claypool, who was at the concert that day.

Early Neutron Star Collision

Riff or jam
Name Early Neutron Star Collision
Artist Original
Writer/composer Matt Bellamy
Appearance 22nd November 2003, 2nd April 2010 ; (Presently in Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever))

Listen to the audio here

The piece is very similar in tempo and pace to Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. II however it is fully written by Bellamy.

The short piece was, in 2010, used as the piano outro to Muse's Twilight Compilation song, Neutron Star Collision.

Early Psycho 02

Riff or jam
Name Early Psycho 02
Artist Original
Writer/composer Matt Bellamy
Appearance December 15th 2012 - January 12th 2013

Listen to the audio here

This riff was played for the first time in 2012 in Hamburg and last played in 2013 in Japan. All times, the riff was played before Liquid State.

The riff was later used on a song called Psycho, from Muse's 2015 album Drones, where it's used in the verses.

It bears resemblance to The Doors's song Roadhouse Blues.

El Scorcho

Riff or jam
Name El Scorcho
Artist Weezer
Writer/composer Weezer
Appearance 26th October 2010

Listen to the audio here

El Scorcho is a song written by Weezer from their second album Pinkerton.

Matt played a very short part of the guitar riff live in Raleigh, in 2010.

Endless Nameless

Riff or jam
Name Endless Nameless
Artist Nirvana
Writer/composer Nirvana
Appearance 30th November 2004 - 4th November 2017

Listen to the audio here

Endless Nameless is a song by American rock band Nirvana. It was featured on the original pressing of Nevermind and on later pressing it was included as it's hidden track. The song features heavily distorted guitars and bass and is pretty much based on improv and amp feedback noises, with the only real constant thing being the verses.

The riff was slightly adapted by Muse. It was played faster, with a slightly different drum beat, but the basis remained the same. Chris usually down-tuned his bass and put on a lot of fuzz, and lots of Kaoss pad noises by Morgan were used during the riff. It also bears resemblance to the Low Tune Riff.

Muse started playing the riff in 2004. It became a regular during the second half of The Resistance tour and was played up until 2011. It later made a return in 2015 and was played a couple of times after Stockholm Syndrome until 2017. It was last played at the BlizzCon 2017 gig.

The riff was usually played as a closer before the encore songs, mostly after Stockholm Syndrome.

Enter Sandman

Riff or jam
Name Enter Sandman
Artist Metallica
Writer/composer James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
Appearance 14th April 2010, 9th March 2019

Listen to the audio here

Probably one of the most known songs written by Metallica, released as the first single from the self-titled 1991 album.

Matt played a short section of the main riff of the song on his guitar in 2010. It was played again at a couple gigs in 2018 and 2019.

Entrance of the Gladiators

Riff or jam
Name Entrance of the Gladiators / Thunder and Blazes
Artist Louis-Phillipe Laurendeau
Writer/composer Julius Fučík
Appearance 24th August 2002 - 23rd November 2007

Listen to the audio here

Entrance of the Gladiators Op. 68 or Entry of the Gladiators is a military march composed in 1897 by the Czech composer Julius Fučík. It was originally called Grande Marche Chromatique as it heavily used chromatic scales throughout the piece. It was, in 1901, rearranged for American wind bands by Canadian composer Louis-Phillipe Laurendeau under the title Thunder and Blazes, published by American publisher Carl Fischer. At this period, this march also started gaining popularity as a screamer (upbeat circus march) for circuses. Following that, Laurendeau's version was also transcribed for fairground organs.

The riff was played at a few gigs between 2002 and 2007.

Étude No. 7

Riff or jam
Name Étude No. 7
Artist Heitor Villa-Lobos
Writer/composer Heitor Villa-Lobos
Appearance 2001 (Exact date unknown)

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Étude No. 7 is a study written by Brazillian composer, conductor, cellist, pianist and guitarist Heitor Villa-Lobos. It is one of his twelve études for classical guitar, first published by Max Eschg in Paris in 1953. The first performance of this étude was in 1947 by virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist Andrés Segovia in Massachusetts. The piece is written in E-Major.

A piece of this song was performed by Bellamy in 2001. It's very likely that this song inspired Bedroom Acoustics.

Étude Op. 10, No. 1

Riff or jam
Name Étude Op. 10, No. 1
Artist Frédéric Chopin
Writer/composer Frédéric Chopin
Appearance 16th June 2007, 23rd June 2007

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Étude Op. 10, No. 1 in C Major is a study for solo piano composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1829. First published in 1833 in France, Germany and Poland it was the first piece of his Études Op. 10. This study focuses on stretching the fingers of the right hand. Piano virtuoso Vladimir Horowitz stated that he refuses to perform this étude in public, saying that it is the most difficult of all the études.

Played on a piano, before Sunburn, on one of their two H.A.A.R.P. gigs, before Sunburn. Also played in Paris in 2007, before Sunburn again, due to the fact that Sunburn was inspired by Chopin himself.

Étude Op. 25, No. 12

Riff or jam
Name Étude Op. 25, No. 12 (Ocean Étude)
Artist Frédéric Chopin
Writer/composer Frédéric Chopin
Appearance 11th August 2001

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Étude Op. 25, No. 12 in C-Minor is the last of Chopin's formal piano studies. It was dedicated to À Madame la Comtesse d'Agoult (Marie d'Agoult - Franco-Roman author and historian also known by her pen name Daniel Stern). It was first published in 1837 in French, German and English editions. In the first (French) edition, the time signature is 4/4 but recent editions of this piece follow the German editions which indicate cut time. The work features a series of rising and falling piano arpeggios and chord progressions. The Étude has also been given a nickname, the "Ocean", not given by Chopin himself but by others after him.

The piece was played by Bellamy in 2001, before Sunburn. In 2019, this piece was also used as the melody for the chorus of Blockades from Simulation Theory.

Études Simples No. 6

Riff or jam
Name Études Simples No. 6
Artist Leo Brouwer
Writer/composer Leo Brouwer
Appearance 16th June 2007, 24th October 2009 , 8th June 2010

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Composed by Cuban composer, guitarist and conductor Leo Brouwer as part of his series of studies called Études Simples.

Études Simples No. 6 was first played by Bellamy at the 1999 Olaïve Interview. The first time this short snippet was played live was at the Wembley Stadium gigs in 2007 when it played before Unintended.

Execution Commentary

Riff or jam
Name Execution Commentary
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 12th July 1999 (first known) - 18th September 2017

Despite being a full song, it was never played live as whole. However, the riff was often used live as an instrumental outro after either Showbiz or Stockholm Syndrome, or as part of a number of similar outros. The first known one was played after Agitated.

The riff played is the first one of the song, not the outro.

Freedom

Riff or jam
Name Freedom
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rage Against the Machine
Appearance 4th April 2001 - 9th December 2018

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Freedom is a song by Rage Against the Machine from their self-titled 1994 album.

The riff was first played in 2001. It has since then been played quite often as an outro, mostly to Drop D.

The riff was most frequently played between 2012 and 2014 on The 2nd Law Tour, as a closing outro before the encore, after Stockholm Syndrome, with Matt also singing the line 'Freedom' on a couple of gigs (as heard on the audio clip above, from their Austin City Limits Festival gig).

Since 2014, the riff has made a few appearances up until 2018.

Glasgow Jam

Riff or jam
Name Glasgow Jam
Artist Original
Writer/composer Chris Wolstenholme, Dom Howard
Appearance 9th November 2009, 18th April 2016

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Named after Glasgow, the only city this jam has been played in (and the obvious Scottish flare it has with the bagpipes), it is a rendition of Helsinki Jam, played in a lower key together with bagpipes, played by a kilted bagpiper named Count Taylor (Tom Kirk's brother), who was standing on another of the three podiums. The 2009 Pro-Shot video of the performance was released by Muse as a 2009 Christmas Present (first clip).

The 2016 performance of it featured a slight variaton on the bass riff of the first one, allthough it retained the song structure (second clip).

Glastonbury riff

Riff or jam
Name Glastonbury riff
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 27th June 2004 - 20th September 2017

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Riff was named Glastonbury Riff because it was played (most likely) for the very first time at the Glastonbury gig in 2004.

The riff made a couple of appearances again in 2017.

On all the instances, it was played before Butterflies & Hurricanes.

Guitar Noise

Riff or jam
Name Guitar Noise
Artist Original
Writer/composer Matt Bellamy
Appearance 22nd February 2019 -

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Guitar Noise is a "riff" played as an improvisation piece using guitar and various guitar effects before Metal medley during the Simulation Theory World Tour in 2019. Sometimes the piece is a bit shorter, allthough the basis still remains the same.

It is segwayed after and preceeded by STT Interstitial 3, a short filler piece played on tape. Both are performed while the arena is fully dark and allow the crew to have enough time to set up Murph the Robot for inflation while not letting the crowd wait in silence.

It is marked on the setlists simply as "Guitar Noise".

Hangar 18

Riff or jam
Name Hangar 18
Artist Megadeth
Writer/composer Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, David Ellefson, Nick Menza
Appearance April 12th 2008 - 3rd April 2010

Listen to the riff here

Hangar 18 is a song by American heavy metal band Megadeth from their 1990 album Rust in Peace. The lyrics of the song are based on either the UFO conspiracy theories or the 1980 sci-fi action movie of the same name (Hangar 18), based on these theories.

An instrumental piece of the song was played for the first time at London Royal Albert Hall in April of 2008, before Stockholm Syndrome. It made a slight return in 2010, when it was played a couple of times during the US leg of The Resistance tour, again before Stockholm Syndrome.

Headup

Riff or jam
Name Headup
Artist Deftones
Writer/composer Deftones, Max Cavalera
Appearance April 12th 2008 -

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Headup is a song by Sacramento-based alternative metal band Deftones from the 1997 album Around the Fur. It was written by Deftones and Max Cavalera, Brazillian singer, guitarist and songwriter from bands such as Sepultura and Soulfly.

An instrumental segment was first played as an outro to New Born for the 2008 Royal Albert Hall gig and then later at Rock in Rio 2008.

Since 2010, it has regularly been played as an outro to New Born, being played most of the times after the song. At the 2019 Sacramento gig, an extended version of the riff was played as a tribute to Deftones.

Heartbreaker

Riff or jam
Name Heartbreaker
Artist Led Zeppelin
Writer/composer Led Zeppelin
Appearance 12th June 2004 - 23rd June 2018

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Heartbreaker is a song from English rock band Led Zeppelin, from their 1969 album, Led Zeppelin II. The guitar features probably one of the most known classic guitar riffs.

The riff was sometimes played before Butterflies & Hurricanes or Time Is Running Out such as at Glastonbury Festival 2004 (watch).

A slightly modified version was co-opted into the collaborative song Who Knows Who with The Streets, the heavy riff of which is also performed live.

Helsinki Jam

Riff or jam
Name Helsinki Jam
Artist Original
Writer/composer Chris Wolstenholme, Dom Howard
Appearance October 22nd 2009 - 24th February 2018

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The second ever drum and bass jam and a follow-up to Osaka Jam. Similar to all the drum and bass jams, dubbed by the fans after it's first appearance on the first gig of The Resistance Tour in Helsinki, the Helsinki Jam is a re-occurring Drum and Bass jam in The Resistance Tour. It is similar to the Osaka Jam and was often played before Undisclosed Desires

During the performance of the jam during The Resistance's arena tour, Chris stands on Dom's rising, spinning podium of the three-towered stage design.(watch).

Helsinki Jam also has a modified version, the Glasgow Jam, which was played at the 2010 and 2016 Glasgow gigs and featured an additional bagpipe player, Count Taylor, standing on another of the three podiums.

The jam made it's surprise and (so far) final appearance at the Paris by-request show in February of 2018, almost seven years after it was last played.

Houston Jam

Riff or jam
Name Houston Jam / Frankenstein Jam
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance February 22nd 2019 - 3rd October 2019

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The latest of the drum and bass jams, dubbed by Houston, the city it was first performed in.

The jam's also called the Frankenstein Jam, as it's a mashup of three riffs; Futurism, Unnatural Selection and Micro Cuts. It's played during the Simulation Theory Tour before Take a Bow.

The effects that Chris uses on this jam are very similar as Mike Kerr's from Royal Blood, meaning it sounds like bass and guitar playing together. That way, he can play all the riffs in the jam as if all three were playing it.

Live info here.

How I Could Just Kill a Man

Riff or jam
Name How I Could Just Kill a Man
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Cypress Hill
Appearance 8th April 2001

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How I Could Just Kill a Man is originally a song by hip hop group Cypress Hill from their debut self-titled album released in 1990. The song was covered and features Cypres Hill themselves in 2000 by Rage Against the Machine and it features on their cover album Renegades.

The riff of the RATM version was played at the Nottingham Rock City gig in 2001 before Unintended.

Il Mercenario (L'Arena)

Riff or jam
Name Il Mercenario (L'Arena)
Artist Ennio Morricone
Writer/composer Ennio Morricone
Appearance 1st April 2010 - 27th May 2010

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Il Mercenario (L'Arena) is the main theme song for Sergio Corbucci's Spaghetti Western, The Mercenary, composed by Ennio Morricone. In the first half, the song features a whistling man, sound effects representing revolver shoot-outs and a slow string melody. In the second half, when the trumpet joins, it evolves into a slow marching song.

The whistling part was played by Matt during a couple of gigs during the US leg of The Resistance tour in 2010 as an intro to Time Is Running Out. It can be heard in the clip above, from the Seattle KeyArena gig.

The riff is also dubbed by fans as 'The Whistle Boy riff' and sometimes even 'The Globalist intro', as a variation on this song was also used in The Globalist from the 2015 album Drones.

Immigrant Song

Riff or jam
Name Immigrant Song
Artist Led Zeppelin
Writer/composer Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Appearance 8th April 2019, 10th April 2019

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A 1970 song by Led Zeppelin from their third album, Led Zeppelin III. The song was written during Led Zeppelin's tour of Iceland, Bath and Germany in 1970. The opening date of the tour in Reykjavik inspired vocalist Robert Plant to write the lyrics. Six days later, the band performed the song for the first time in Bath, England.

Muse played the intro riff before Time Is Running Out at two consecutive dates in New York and Boston in April of 2019.

I Want to Break Free

Riff or jam
Name I Want to Break Free
Artist Queen
Writer/composer John Deacon
Appearance June 7th 2006 - July 16th 2008

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I Want to Break Free is one of the most known songs by English rock band Queen, written by former bassist John Deacon. It featured in the 1984 album The Works and features emphasis on 80s synth and drum machines. It also features a thick fuzzy guitar solo.

A rough I Want to Break Free jam was occasionally played before Knights of Cydonia (Such as here) during the Black Holes and Revelations tour between 2006 and 2008.

Additionally, the Knights of Cydonia music video pays tribute to the video of I Want to Break Free, with Bellamy's arm gestures echoing those of Freddie Mercury.

Jerry Was a Race Car Driver

Riff or jam
Name Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
Artist Primus
Writer/composer Primus
Appearance 6th August 2011, 28th January 2013

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Jerry Was a Race Car Driver is a song written by Primus from the 1991 album Sailing the Seas of Cheese. It is regarded as one of Primus's classic songs.

Bellamy played the riff at Kansrocksas festival in 2011, followed by a short take at DMV (also by Primus). The riff was played again at Oakland's Oracle Arena in 2013, as an outro to Supermassive Black Hole.

Jimmy Jam

Riff or jam
Name Jimmy Jam / Improv
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 2001 (Exact date unknown) - 9th March 2019

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Original Jimi Hendrix-inspired riff, occasionally played before or after "Cave" during Origin of Symmetry tour (eg. Saint-Malo Route du Rock 2001 (watch)). It got played more often during the Black Holes and Revelations tour before Time Is Running Out with more improvisation than before (eg. Seattle KeyArena 2007 (watch)). In the beginning of the Black Holes and Revelations tour, it was occasionally played before "Starlight" as well, but in a lower key (eg. Reading 2006 (watch)). It was played again on July the 5th 2010, as an outro to Time is Running Out at the band's premiere in the Czech Republic at the Rock For People Festival. It made a surprise return again in 2017 before Time is Running Out and another return in 2019 at the Oakland gig after Hysteria.

The name probably comes due to the similarity of it's bassline to that of Jimmy Kane. The main riff is also very similar to one in Jimi Hendrix's song Fire.

This piece is listed as "Improv" in the HAARP tracklist.

Kaoss Jam

Riff or jam
Name Kaoss Jam
Artist Original
Writer/composer Matt Bellamy
Appearance 10th April 2007 - 30th July 2011

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Listen to audio number two here

An instrumental drum and guitar jam making heavy use of the Kaoss Pad.

Two versions of this jam were played. The first version (first clip) was played at a few gigs in 2007. The newer, slightly modified (in terms of sounds) jam (second clip) was played at a number of festival gigs in 2010. Both times it was played as an intro to Supermassive Black Hole.

Killing in the Name

Riff or jam
Name Killing in the Name
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rage Against the Machine
Appearance 10th November 2006 - 19th December 2010

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Killing in the Name is a song written by band Rage Against the Machine. It appears on their 1991 eponymous self-titled debut album. The song and it's riff are regarded as one of their most classic ones.

The main riff has roughly been played live before Stockholm Syndrome by Bellamy for the first time during a couple dates of the Black Holes and Revelations European tour in 2006 and 2007. It then made another appearance in 2010 as an outro to Stockholm Syndrome during The Resistance tour in 2010.

Know Your Enemy

Riff or jam
Name Know Your Enemy
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rage Against the Machine
Appearance 6th May 2018 - 3rd October 2019

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Know Your Enemy is a song written by Rage Against the Machine. It is from their self-titled 1991 debut album. The studio version of this song features Tool's vocalist Maynard James Keenan on vocals during the bridge section and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins on additional percussion.

The main chorus riff was played by Muse occasionally as an outro to Hysteria since 2018, sometimes standalone, sometimes with the Back in Black riff.

Laura Palmer's Theme

Riff or jam
Name Laura Palmer's Theme
Artist Angelo Badalamenti
Writer/composer Angelo Badalamenti
Appearance September 10th 2006 - 15th November 2006

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Angelo Badalamenti's Laura Palmer's Theme is a slow anthemic song by American Brooklyn-based ambient and jazz composer Angelo Badalamenti (best known for his work with David Lynch). The song (and most of the original Twin Peaks soundtrack) features heavy focus on synth pads from late 80s/early 90s synthesizers such as Yamaha's DX7.

Bellamy occasionally played part of this piece as a piano interlude before Sunburn in 2006 such as at Nashville War Memorial Auditorium.

Comes from Bellamy's love of Twin Peaks. During the U.S. tour in Autumn of 2006, when Bellamy started playing this piece, Muse watched DVDs of the TV series on the tour bus. The original song can be heard here.

Low Tune riff

Riff or jam
Name Low Tune riff
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance December 14th 2006 - 28th November 2009

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This riff is similar to the Endless Nameless riff (which also replaced this riff), but it features a different, faster-paced drum beat and a different guitar pattern.

Lots of guitar and bass distortion is used and lots of improv by both Matt and Chris is present. Kaoss pad and synth noises by Morgan also play a fairly big role in completing the sound.

Like the Endless Nameless riff, this riff was usually played as a closer before encores, usually played after Stockholm Syndrome.

Maggie's Farm

Riff or jam
Name Maggie's Farm
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Bob Dylan
Appearance 2003 (Exact date unknown) - 9th February 2019

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Maggie's Farm is a cover song by Rage Against the Machine from their 2000 cover album, Renegades, originally written and performed by Bob Dylan in 1965.

The main riff of this song was first played on the Absolution tour, usually before Citizen Erased. As of the Black Holes and Revelations tour, it's become a staple outro for Map of the Problematique. It was dropped from set lists during The 2nd Law Tour (where it was fully replaced by the Who Knows Who riff), but made a comeback during the Drones Tour in 2016 and was also played in 2017 occasionally again after Map of the Problematique. It also made a little surprise appearance in 2019 when they played (albeit roughly) it before Break It to Me at the Citi Sound Vault gig in Los Angeles on February 9th.

Man With a Harmonica

Riff or jam
Name Man With a Harmonica
Artist Ennio Morricone
Writer/composer Ennio Morricone
Appearance August 13th 2008 -

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A piece written by Ennio Morricone for Sergio Leone's 1968 Spaghetti Western Once Upon a Time in the West. The song is also an opener to the Once Upon a Time in the West soundtrack, released in 1972. The song starts out with a simple harmonica line, followed by a rising arpeggiated horn and cimbalum line together with strings, which are then joined by a lead guitar line and drums for the climax.

The song is played almost exactly as the original by Muse as an intro to Knights of Cydonia at every gig ever since its first performance at Dublin's Marlay Park. Wolstenholme plays the harmonica, with Bellamy playing the guitar part.

Microphone Fiend

Riff or jam
Name Microphone Fiend
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rakim and Eric B
Appearance May 26th 2007 - 24th February 2018

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Microphone Friend is a song originally written by hip hop duo Rakim and Eric B and appears on their 1988 album Follow the Leader. Rage Against the Machine covered the song for their 2000 cover album, Renegades. Rage's song features a heavy riff in the bridge section.

The riff was played occasionally by Muse as an instrumental outro, usually after New Born since the 2007 Luxembourg gig. Since Pinkpop 2007 the Ashamed outro has also appeared sometimes after the Microphone Fiend riff.

Misirlou

Riff or jam
Name Misirlou
Artist Dick Dale and The Del-Tones
Writer/composer Traditional
Appearance 9th August 2007, 6th February 2013

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Misirlou is a traditional folk song from the Eastern Mediterranean region, originating from the Ottoman Empire. The original author isn't known but it's supposed to be Arabic, Greek and Jewish musicians by the 1920s with the earliest recording of the song coming from 1927. The song was re-arranged in 1962 by American surf rock guitarist Dick Dale and was originally performed with his band, The Del-Tones. The song is also known for being in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 movie Pulp Ficiton, used in the opening titles. Dick's version was also an inspiration for The Beach Boys's version of Misirlou, recorded in 1963. The song is, like most surf rock songs, known for it's use of tremolo guitar picking.

The riff was first played by Bellamy in 2007, at the Fairfax Patriot Center in 2007, before Man of Mystery. It made another return in 2013 when it was played before Time Is Running Out in Vancouver.

MK Jam

Riff or jam
Name MK Jam / Wankdorf Jam
Artist Original
Writer/composer Chris Wolstenholme, Dom Howard
Appearance 2nd June 2010 - 11th October 2010

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First rehearsed at the Milton Keynes Bowl before the stadium leg of The Resistance Tour, it was initially dubbed the MK Jam but is also referred to as the Wankdorf Jam due to its public debut at the Wankdorf Stadium. It was played during The Resistance open-air tour.

It is the only drum and bass jam to feature electronic drums and was played before Undisclosed Desires. Because of that, it has got a disco-ey, metallic beat and a smooth bassline. It is also the only drum and bass jam with no pro-shot available, together with Houston Jam.

Montpellier Jam

Riff or jam
Name Montpellier Jam / Monty Jam
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 16th October 2012-13th December 2013

Listen to audio number one here

Listen to audio number two here

Named Montpellier Jam or Monty Jam, after the first city it was played in. It is the first mellow drum and bass jam, which preceded a piano-based song during The 2nd Law tour in 2012 and 2013, most frequently Explorers, but it's also been played before United States of Eurasia, Sunburn and Feeling Good.

The song's also the first drum and bass jam to feature Bellamy, who's joining in with piano improv at the end of the jam, leading into the song played after it. The song also prominently features samples put through a Kaoss pad by Morgan. It bears similarity to Basique by Little People.

There are two versions of the jam, a longer version (first clip), which was played on the headlining tour, and a shorter version (second clip), which was usually played on festivals in 2013.

Munich Jam

Riff or jam
Name Munich Jam / Varia Jam / Drones D&B
Artist Original
Writer/composer Chris Wolstenholme, Dom Howard
Appearance 29th May 2015 - 25th May 2018

Listen to audio number one here

Listen to audio number two here

The Drones-era drum and bass jam. The name "Munich" comes from, as all the previous drum and bass jams, the city it was first played in, while the name "Varia" comes from "Rockavaria Festival", the festival it was first played in. On the setlists, it was named as "Drones D&B". Since it's first performance, the jam has gotten faster with each performance. Because of that, as of the fourth Bercy Arena gig in February of 2016, Chris and Dom started playing the second half as fast as possible. The first clip above features the regular version and the second clip features the fast ending version.

The jam was played regularily on almost every show before Madness between 2015 and it's final performance, almost exactly three years later, in 2018.

The Munich Jam is fairly similar to both Helsinki and Osaka Jams. It is so far the only jam Chris plays with a pick.

My Own Summer (Shove It)

Riff or jam
Name My Own Summer (Shove It)
Artist Deftones
Writer/composer Deftones
Appearance 28th September 2010 - 7th March 2019

Listen to the audio here

My Own Summer (Shove It) is a song by American band Deftones. It's the first single from their 1997 album Around the Fur. It is a fairly slow yet heavy song.

The riff was first played on a few dates in 2010 and 2011 and again in 2018 and 2019. The latest performance in Sacramento featured a slightly elongated version of it, together with drums, bass and guitar, whereas previous performances only featured Matt on guitar with Chris and Dom only playing two accented notes from the start of the chorus. The 2019 Sacramento performance was also played as an outro to New Born and the previous performances were played as intro to Stockholm Syndrome and Map of the Problematique.

Negative Creep

Riff or jam
Name Negative Creep
Artist Nirvana
Writer/composer Kurt Cobain
Appearance 2nd April 2010 - 10th April 2019

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Written by Kurt Cobain, Negative Creep is a song from Nirvana's debut album 1989 Bleach. It is a faster song featuring a riff conformed of sliding up and down on the guitar neck.

The riff was played by Muse quite often in 2010 and in 2011. It was brought back in 2013 for a gig at Seattle's KeyArena and in 2016 for a couple of gigs on The Drones World Tour 2015/16. After that, it returned in 2019 for only one gig in Boston. It was played before or after Stochkolm Syndrome, New Born and The Handler.

Osaka Jam

Riff or jam
Name Osaka Jam
Artist Original
Writer/composer Chris Wolstenholme, Dom Howard
Appearance 16th May 2000 (Early version) - August 17th 2008

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First drum and bass jam by Chris and Dom. Also dubbed by fans as "Osaka Jam" because of a soundcheck video played before the 2004 Osaka gig.

This jam has a similar sound to the Futurism bassline. The first known play of an early version of this jam was on the 16th of May 2000. It was played during technical difficulties in the past.

At the Royal Albert Hall 2008 gig it was played whilst Matthew Bellamy returned from the pipe organ after "Megalomania", who joined Wolstenholme and Howard for the last part of the jam.

Since the Arena Monterrey gig in 2008, it has appeared on set lists as "Bass Jam" or "Drum and Bass"[2] and appeared on set lists at most gigs in 2008.

People of the Sun

Riff or jam
Name People of the Sun
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rage Against the Machine
Appearance 1st June 2007 - 11th September 2010

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People of the Sun is a song by American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from their 1996 album Evil Empire. It is known for it's pick scraping guitar riffs.

This riff was occasionally played during the bass intro of Hysteria instead of the original sliding pick scrape between 2007 and 2010.

Peter Gunn Theme

Riff or jam
Name Peter Gunn Theme
Artist Henry Mancini
Writer/composer Henry Mancini
Appearance 19th March 2010

Listen to the audio here

Peter Gunn is a popular theme song written by Henry Mancini, released in 1959 for the television show of the same title. Despite Mancini primarily writing jazz pieces, this song is inspired by rock and roll. It has become one of the classic detective/private eye TV show theme songs and melodies of all time.

A bit of the melody was played by Bellamy during the second pre-chorus of Stockholm Syndrome at the 2010 South by South West gig.

Power of Soul

Riff or jam
Name Power of Soul
Artist Jimi Hendrix
Writer/composer Jimi Hendrix
Appearance 30th April 2001 - 28th August 2011

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Power of Soul (originally Power to Love) was a song written by Jimi Hendrix from the 1970 live album Band of Gypsys. It is the first the first album without his original group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The song represents Hendrix's new blending of R&B, funk and rock.

Muse started playing the riff as early as 2001, and have stopped playing it in 2011 at the final gig of The Resistance era at Reading Festival. It was played as an intro to Unintended and an outro to Time Is Running Out.

Pre-Sunburn riff

Riff or jam
Name Pre-Sunburn riff / Funny riff/ "Check Out This Riff" riff
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 2000 (Exact date unknown) - 25th November 2007

Listen to the audio here

A Tom Morello-influenced riff/jam. Usually played before Sunburn during the Showbiz tour around 2000 (e.g. Bizarre Festival 2000 (watch)). Played less often during Absolution tour. Reappeared in late 2007, being played after Map of the Problematique (Sydney Entertainment Centre 2007 (watch)), albeit in a lower key (due to different tuning).

The 'solo' was done with the Whammy pedal during the Showbiz tour, and with the Kaoss Pad for the latter part of the Black Holes and Revelations tour.

The riff sounds somewhat similar to that of "Gratitude" by the Beastie Boys. It also sounds similar to the instrumental riff in Fury.

Prelude in B-Flat Major Op. 23, No.2

Riff or jam
Name Prelude in B-Flat Major Op. 23, No.2
Artist Sergei Rachmaninov
Writer/composer Sergei Rachmaninov
Appearance 24th August 2001 - 8th July 2002

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Prelude in B-Flat Major Op. 23, No.2 is a composition by Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninov, completed and premiered in 1903. The piece is said to be rhytmically complex with contrasting left-hand ostinato against jagged right hand melodic lines.

Excerpt of this piece was played a few times in 2001 and 2002. It features Matt playing the piano, joined in by Chris's heavy distorted bass and Dom playing the drums. It's got a similar vibe to the ending of Space Dementia.

Prelude in C-Sharp Minor Op. 3, No. 2

Riff or jam
Name Prelude in C-Sharp Minor Op. 3, No. 2
Artist Sergei Rachmaninov
Writer/composer Sergei Rachmaninov
Appearance 2001 (Exact date unknown) - 2nd December 2001

Listen to the audio here

Written by Rachmaninoff at 19 years old after his graduation from the Moscow Conservatory, it is one of his most famous compositions. The first performance was by the composer himself in 1892, the same year he completed the composition, at a Moscow Electrical Exhibition festival.

Part of this piece was performed in 2001, and it features Matt on a piano. It was played before Screenager.

Prelude in G-Minor Op. 23, No. 5

Riff or jam
Name Prelude in G-Minor Op. 23, No. 5
Artist Sergei Rachmaninov
Writer/composer Sergei Rachmaninov
Appearance 2001 (Exact date unknown) - 2002 (Exact date unknown)

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A tango-style song, composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff, completed in 1901. It was included in his Opus 23 set of ten preludes, despite being written two years earlier than the other nine. The piece was premiered by Rachmaninoff in 1903.

Played by Muse, with Matt on the piano, Dom on drums and Chris playing clean bass. It was played before Screenager.

The main melody of this piece was also used in the bridge section of the extended version of Assassin.

Pre-Unnatural Selection riff

Riff or jam
Name Pre-Unnatural Selection riff
Artist Matt Bellamy
Writer/composer Matt Bellamy
Appearance 8th September 2009

The short little riff which was played before Unnatural Selection, during The Resistance tour, first appearing on [[8th September 8th, 2009 in Paris.

Quiet

Riff or jam
Name Quiet
Artist Smashing Pumpkins
Writer/composer Billy Corgan
Appearance 9th December 2018

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Quiet is a song by Smashing Pumpkins, an American rock band, from their second album Siamese Dream, released in 1993.

Muse played the main opening riff of the song together with the Cherub Rock riff after Time Is Running Out at the Chicago Ballroom gig in December of 2018, as a tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins.

Reapers intro

Riff or jam
Name Reapers intro
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 24th July 2008 - 23rd June 2018

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The tapping intro used to be played as an outro to Plug In Baby in The Resistance Tour, with the riff developing through the same tour, but traces of this riff can be traced back to 2008 as it was played as an intro to Stockholm Syndrome (as heard in thge audio above from Muse live at the Grand Rex in Argentina).

When Drones came out, it became part of Reapers. However, between 2016 and 2018, when Reapers wasn't played, they usually opened Stockholm Syndrome with this riff. Since 2018, they still play the shortened version of Reapers in the Metal medley.

Reapers outro

Riff or jam
Name Reapers outro
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 15th March 2015 - 15th October 2019.

The outro is similar to Rage Against the Machine's Freedom outro, which they also played after Stockholm Syndrome on The 2nd Law tour.

After Glastonbury Festival 2016, Reapers was dropped from setlists. Despite this, the song's outro riff was played very commonly in 2017 and 2018 as an outro to Stockholm Syndrome. While the song hasn't been performed in full since 2016, the song appeared shortened during the Metal medley. However the outro was not played until much later in the tour, when it replaced the Headup riff as the medleys outro.

Revolver

Riff or jam
Name Revolver
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rage Against the Machine
Appearance 9th April 2001 - 9th May 2015

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Revolver is a song written by Rage Against the Machine from the 1996 album Evil Empire. It features a classic Rage riff with calm verses and fast choruses.

Matt played it in 2001 as an introduction to Unintended. Afterwards it was used occasionally in 2006 through to 2011 as the outro solo for Supermassive Black Hole, like at the 2006 Bercy gig.

Bellamy played the riff again inbetween Supermassive Black Hole, right before the solo, in 2013, during the Stade de France gig and again in 2015, during the iHeartRadio Album Release Party gig

Say It Ain't So

Riff or jam
Name Say It Ain't So
Artist Weezer
Writer/composer Weezer
Appearance 27th January 2016

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Say It Ain't So is a song by American rock band Weezer from their 1994 debut self-titled album sometimes referred to as the Blue Album. The song is a slow ballad-type song with heavy choruses.

Bellamy played the intro of the song before Time Is Running Out at the Brooklyn 2016 gig.

School

Riff or jam
Name School
Artist Nirvana
Writer/composer Nirvana
Appearance 31st January 2010 - 10th April 2019

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School is the fourth song from Nirvana's debut album Bleach, released in 1989. The song features a fairly heavy riff utilising fuzzy distorted guitar.

Muse played the riff occasionaly during The Resistance tour between 2010 and 2011 as an outro to Stockholm Syndrome. It was played once in 2013 in Seattle as an outro to Supermassive Black Hole. The riff made a comeback recently at the New York City's Madison Square Garden and the Boston TD Garden gigs, both after Hysteria.

Sweet Child O' Mine

Riff or jam
Name Sweet Child O' Mine
Artist Guns N' Roses
Writer/composer Axl Rose, Slash, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan
Appearance 28th August 2011 - 11th March 2019

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Sweet Child O' Mine is a song written by Guns N' Roses that appears on their debut 1987 album Apetite for Destruction. It features one of the most known guitar riffs played by Slash. He came up with the riff with drummer Steven Adler after the two were warming up and Slash began playing a "circus" melody. After rhytm guitarist Izzy Stradlin asked Slash to play it again, he came up with chords while Duff McKagan created a bassline. Within an hour, they've written this song.

The intro riff was played by Bellamy quite regularily as an outro to Plug in Baby during The 2nd Law tour. The riff is still added as an outro occasionally to songs with extended outros, such as Plug in Baby and Bliss.

Testify

Riff or jam
Name Testify
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rage Against the Machine
Appearance 1st April 2010

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Testify is a song by Rage Against the Machine from their 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles. It features a pick-scraping guitar noise with a phaser effect in its verses and the intro.

This intro was played by Bellamy during the outro of Hysteria at the 2010 Vancouver gig.

The Fly

Riff or jam
Name The Fly
Artist U2
Writer/composer U2
Appearance 9th April 2011

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The Fly is a song by English rock band U2 from their 1991 album Achtung Baby. The song features danceable hip-hop beats together with industrial textures and an elaborate guitar solo.

Bellamy played part of the guitar riff after Hysteria together with the Back in Black riff.

The Star-Spangled Banner

Riff or jam
Name The Star-Spangled Banner
Artist Jimi Hendrix / John Stafford Smith
Writer/composer John Stafford Smith
Appearance 9th December 2007 - 19th September 2013

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The Star-Spangled Banner is most known for being the United States National Anthem. The music was composed by John Stafford Smith in 1773 and the lyrics were added by Francis Scott Key in 1814. In 18th century, this was the official song of the Anacreontic Society, a gentlemen's club of amateur musicians in London. Because of that, before becoming The Star-Spangled Banner, this song was called The Anacreontic Song.

The song also features a well known cover by Jimi Hendrix, which Muse based their version on.

Bellamy played the Star Spangled Banner was played at a couple of gigs in 2007 and 2010, during a few gigs of the U.S. legs of the tours. It was also played a few times during the U.S. leg of The 2nd Law tour in 2013. All of the times, it was played before Hysteria, instead of the regular Interlude intro.

Too Many Puppies

Riff or jam
Name Too Many Puppies
Artist Primus
Writer/composer Primus
Appearance 29th October 2010 - 25th May 2018

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Too Many Puppies is a song written by Primus from their 1990 album Frizzle Fry. It features a funk-inspired bass line with metal undertones.

The main riff of the song was performed by Muse three times, the first time being in 2010 in New Orleans as an outro to Stockholm Syndrome. The two other times it was played was in 2017, at the London Shepherds Bush gig as an intro to Futurism and in 2018, at the Napa Valley Bottlerock Festival gig as an outro to Hysteria.

In 2010, the intro was played by Bellamy on guitar, which was later joined by Chris and Dom, and in 2017 and 2018, the intro was played, more like to the original, by Wolstenholme.

Township Rebellion

Riff or jam
Name Township Rebellion
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rage Against the Machine
Appearance 2001 (Exact date unknown) -

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Township Rebellion is a song by American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from their self-titled debut 1992 album.

The first time this riff was played was in 2001 as an outro to Agitated and has been played ever since. Two versions of this riff are played by Muse, a slightly modified version (first clip) and the original version (second clip).

The outro riff of this song is most commonly in conjunction with Stockholm Syndrome as outro riff. The band also played it a few times with Uprising, Hyper Music, Map of the Problematique and most recently as an outro to Supermassive Black Hole.

The chorus riff also makes a brief appearance on the Drones Making of DVD. (watch)

Undone (The Sweater Song)

Riff or jam
Name Undone (The Sweater Song)
Artist Weezer
Writer/composer Weezer
Appearance 26th October 2010 - 11th March 2019

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Undone (The Sweater Song) is a song written by American rock band Weezer from their debut self-titled album (or as it's unofficially called, The Blue Album).

Short snippet of the verse riff of this song was first performed in Raleigh on October 26th, 2010.

The riff made a return almost six years later at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center gigs in 2016.

Three years later, on March 11th 2019, it was performed again in Los Angeles. Two months after this performance, Weezer were announced as support for the Simulation Theory World Tour. In the announcement clip, they used their riff. (watch)

All the times it was played before Time Is Running Out.

Very Ape

Riff or jam
Name Very Ape
Artist Nirvana
Writer/composer Kurt Cobain
Appearance 30th September 2012

Very Ape is a song by Nirvana from the 1993 album In Utero. Produced by Steve Albini, the song has a fast paced punk rock feel, while still retaining the grunge nature. The song is also one of Nirvana's shortest, at 1:56 in length.

The opening riff was also sampled by The Prodigy (and subsequently Pendulum on their remix) on their song Voodoo People.

Bellamy teased with a snippet of the main riff before Starlight at the 2012 iTunes Festival gig.

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Riff or jam
Name Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Artist Jimi Hendrix
Writer/composer Jimi Hendrix
Appearance 12th April 2008 - 14th November 2017

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Voodoo Child (Slight Return) is a song by Jimi Hendrix and his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It appears as the final track on his 1968 album Electric Ladyland. The song features improvised guitar and vocals by Hendrix, backed by Noel Redding's bass and Mitch Mitchell's drums. It is one of his best known songs.

Bellamy first played the opening riff of the song in 2008 as an intro to Time Is Running Out at Royal Albert Hall. It then made a few appearances between 2009 and 2011 as an outro to Time Is Running Out before Jimmy Jam and a couple of times in 2012 as an intro to Panic Station.

The riff returned in 2015 and became a staple intro to Supermassive Black Hole during The Drones World Tour 2015/16 and was played occasionally in 2017.

Vuilstamen Riff

Riff or jam
Name Vuilstamen Riff / Earthquake Outro
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 2001 (Exact date unknown) - 11th June 2016

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The oldest Muse riff still around, the riff dates back to jam sessions in 1994 and 1995. The riff was later, in 1997, used as an outro to the Nature_1 demo called Earthquake, but was abandoned in the original version.

The riff started its live journey in 2001, when it was played occasionally between sets (such as at the Saint-Malo Route du Rock 2001). It made it's return in 2010 when it was played before Starlight in Oklahoma and before Stockholm Syndrome in Carhaix.

The riff returned again five years later, between 2015 and 2016, as an occasional outro to Hysteria.

War Within a Breath

Riff or jam
Name War Within a Breath
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Rage Against the Machine
Appearance 19th October 2007 - 20th May 2011

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A song by American alternative/rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, War Within a Breath features on their 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles.

The main riff has been played by Muse once in 2007, and between 2009 and 2011, during The Resistance tours, it's been occasionally as an outro to Stockholm Syndrome.

Whammy Jam

Riff or jam
Name Whammy Jam / Pre-Uno riff
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 1999 - 2000 (Exact dates unknown)

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A fast energetic heavy jam usually played before Uno between 1999 and 2000.

The riff utilises a lot of Whammy guitar improv and a bassline playing octaves. Sometimes the riff was also played without a Whammy pedal.

Whole Lotta Love

Riff or jam
Name Whole Lotta Love
Artist Led Zeppelin
Writer/composer Led Zeppelin, Willie Dixon
Appearance 17th June 200712th April 2008

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Whole Lotta Love is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin. It is the opening track on their second album, Led Zeppelin II recorded and released in 1969.

The riff of the song was often played as a jam during the Black Holes and Revelations touring between 2007 and 2008 before Time Is Running Out.

Wild Thing

Riff or jam
Name Wild Thing
Artist The Troggs
Writer/composer Chip Taylor
Appearance 3rd December 2018, 13th October 2019

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Wild Thing is a song by English rock band The Troggs, written by American songwriter Chip Taylor. It was originally written for the American rock band The Wild Ones in 1965, but did not chart, so The Troggs recorded their version of it, which reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1966. Their version of "Wild Thing" was ranked at number 257 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The riff of the song has been played quite regularily after Supermassive Black Hole during the Simulation Theory World Tour, and was also featured in one of the promo clips for the tour itself. Before playing it, most of the times, Bellamy detunes his guitar slightly.

Wilma's Rainbow

Riff or jam
Name Wilma's Rainbow
Artist Helmet
Writer/composer Page Hamilton
Appearance 10th April 2019

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Wilma's Rainbow is a song by American alternative metal band Helmet. It was written by Page Hamilton and was released on the 1994 album Betty.

The riff from the intro of the song made its debut (and only appearence to date) at the 10th April 2019 gig at Boston's TD Garden after New Born.

YYZ

Riff or jam
Name YYZ
Artist Rush
Writer/composer Geddy Lee, Neil Peart
Appearance 8th March 2010 - 26th March 2019

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YYZ is an instrumental rock composition by Canadian progressive rock band Rush from the 1981 album Moving Pictures. It is regarded as one of the bands most popular pieces.

Bellamy mentioned in an interview with Vancouver radio station The Fox 99.3, this was one of the first riffs Bellamy learnt to play on guitar.

The intro riff was used occasionally during the Resistance tour in Canada, as an outro riff to Plug In Baby and New Born. Since then it has become tradition of Muse playing this riff when in Canada, as it later returned three times in 2013, as an intro to Time Is Running Out, in 2016, as an outro to Hysteria and in 2019 as an outro to Supermassive Black Hole.

Zero

Riff or jam
Name Zero
Artist Smashing Pumpkins
Writer/composer Billy Corgan
Appearance 9th December 2018 - 26th March 2019

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A song by grunge rock band Smashing Pumpkins, the song featured on their 1995 album called Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, and was released as a single a year later.

The riff of the song has been played at the 2018 Chicago Aragon Ballroom gig after New Born, together with the Freedom outro. It's been played as a tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins.

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