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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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Occasionally played before "[[Plug In Baby (song)|Plug In Baby]]" during ''[[Black Holes and Revelations (album)|Black Holes and Revelations]]'' tour and 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}}.
  
 
== Close Encounters riff ==
 
== Close Encounters riff ==

Revision as of 01:26, 22 March 2010

These may be included within set-lists by using various templates, which are listed here.

Adagio in G minor

Riff or jam
Name Adagio in G minor
Artist Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni
Writer/composer Remo Giazotto
Appearance 2006

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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.[1] While the piece was not actually written by Albinoni, it is commonly attributed to him.

It 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 bass, and no percussion.


Adagio sostenuto

Riff or jam
Name Adagio sostenuto
Artist Sergei Rachmaninov
Writer/composer Sergei Rachmaninov
Appearance 10th December 2003

Asturias

Riff or jam
Name Asturias
Artist Isaac Albeniz
Writer/composer Isaac Albeniz
Appearance 2008

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This first appeared at the gig at Marlay park, Dublin as an intro to Time Is Running Out


Blue Valentine

Riff or jam
Name Blue Valentine
Artist Tom Waits
Writer/composer Tom Waits
Appearance 21th September 2007

Blue Valentine was played on the tour of 2007, after playing Whole Lotta Love and Jimmy Jam,also playing in Olaïve Interview.

Bombtrack

Riff or jam
Name Bombtrack
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance Unknown

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Played as an outro to Bliss with Whole Lotta Love at Royal Albert Hall 2008

Bulls on Parade

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

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Played once at Nottingham Rock City in 2001.

Burning Bridges riff (aka Irish riff)

Riff or jam
Name Burning Bridges
Artist Status Quo
Writer/composer Francis Rossi
Appearance August 22nd 2006 - March 5th 2010

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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" during Black Holes and Revelations tour and during The Resistance tour. This riff was first played live at the Eden Project, August 22 2006 (watch).

Close Encounters riff

Riff or jam
Name Close Encounters
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance June 16th 2007 - April 12th 2008

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Sometimes played before "Knights of Cydonia", it made its debut during the first night at Wembley Stadium.

Named after its similarity to the motif used to contact extraterrestrial life in the 1977 Steven Spielberg film 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'.

Drum and Bass/Bass Jam

Riff or jam
Name Drum and Bass
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 16th May 2000 - August 17th 2008

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Also dubbed by fans as "Osaka Jam" because of a soundcheck video played before an Osaka gig (Club Quattro 2004), 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 TCT gig it was played whilst Matthew Bellamy returned from the organ after "Megalomania", who joined Wolstenholme and Howard for the last part of the jam. Since Arena Monterrey 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.

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

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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

Riff or jam
Name Études Simples #6
Artist Leo Brouwer
Writer/composer Leo Brouwer
Appearance 16th June 2007, 24th October 2009

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Composed by Cuban composer, guitarist and conductor Leo Brouwer, Études Simples #6 was played before Unintended at the Wembley Stadium gigs in 2007.

Hangar 18

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

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An instrumental piece of the song was played for the first and last time at London Royal Albert Hall, before "Stockholm Syndrome".

Headup

Riff or jam
Name Headup
Artist Deftones
Writer/composer Max Cavalera, Chino Moreno
Appearance April 12th 2008 and June 6th 2008

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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. It has also been used as an outro to New Born for the US leg of The Resistance Tour.

Heartbreaker

Riff or jam
Name Heartbreaker
Artist Led Zeppelin
Writer/composer John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Appearance Unknown

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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, and indeed may have replaced from the original "Heartbreaker" riff in set lists.

Helsinki Jam

Riff or jam
Name Helsinki Jam
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance October 22nd 2009 -

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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.[3] 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.

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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Played at Nottingham Rock City in 2001

I Want to Break Free

Riff or jam
Name I Want to Break Free
Artist Queen
Writer/composer John Deacon
Appearance June 7th 2006 - November 17th 2007

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Occasionally played before "Knights of Cydonia"

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.

Jimmy Jam

Riff or jam
Name Jimmy Jam
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 2001 - 2008

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Occasionally played before or after "Cave" during Origin of Symmetry tour (eg. Saint-Malo Route du Rock 2001 (watch)) and 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)).

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

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

Kaoss Jam

Riff or jam
Name Kaoss Jam
Artist Original
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Appearance 2006 - 2007

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An instrumental jam making heaving use of the Kaoss Pad, played at a few gigs in 2006 and 2007.

Killing in the Name

Riff or jam
Name Killing in the Name
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance 2006

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. The main riff of this song has been played live by Muse during the Black Holes and Revelations European tour.

Laura Palmer's Theme

Riff or jam
Name Laura Palmer's Theme
Artist Twin Peaks
Writer/composer Angelo Badalamenti
Appearance Autumn 2006

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A piano interlude occasionally played before "Sunburn" during Autumn 2006 such as at Nashville War Memorial Auditorium.

Comes from Bellamy's love of 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 here.

Maggie's Farm

Riff or jam
Name Maggie's Farm
Artist Bob Dylan and Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Bob Dylan
Appearance 2003 - 2008

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It was used as an instrumental by Muse live during the Absolution tour, and is now a staple outro for "Map of the Problematique". Watch it here, played at Wembley 2006.

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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Originally appeared on the soundtrack for Once Upon a Time In The West. First played at Dublin's Marlay Park in August 2008 as an intro to "Knights of Cydonia". Chris plays the harmonica part, with Matt playing the guitar part.

Microphone Fiend

Riff or jam
Name Microphone Fiend
Artist Rakim and Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Unknown
Appearance May 26th 2007 - 2008

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Used by Muse as an instrumental riff after "New Born" on the Black Holes and Revelations tour since Esch-Alzette Rockhal 2007. Since Pinkpop 2007 the "Ashamed" outro has also been played after the Microphone Fiend riff.

Misirlou

Riff or jam
Name Misirlou
Artist Dick Dale and His Del-Tones
Writer/composer Traditional
Appearance 9th August 2007

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Played once at the Fairfax Patriot Center in 2007 before Man of Mystery.

Ocean Etude Op 25 No 12

Riff or jam
Name Ocean Etude Op 25 No 12
Artist Frédéric Chopin
Writer/composer Frédéric Chopin
Appearance 11th August 2001


People of the Sun

Riff or jam
Name People of the Sun
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance Unknown

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Occasionally used as an intro during Hysteria

Pre-Sunburn riff

Riff or jam
Name Untitled
Artist Original
Writer/composer Muse
Appearance 2000 - 2007

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Usually played before "Sunburn" during Showbiz tour around 2000 (eg. Bizarre Festival 2000 (watch)). Played less often during Absolution tour (London Islington Carling Academy 2003, after "Bliss"). 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 was done 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.

Prelude in B flat

Riff or jam
Name Prelude in B flat
Artist Sergei Rachmaninov
Writer/composer Sergei Rachmaninov
Appearance 2001

Prelude in C sharp minor

Riff or jam
Name Prelude in C sharp minor
Artist Sergei Rachmaninov
Writer/composer Sergei Rachmaninov
Appearance 2001

Prelude in G minor

Riff or jam
Name Prelude in G minor
Artist Sergei Rachmaninov
Writer/composer Sergei Rachmaninov
Appearance 2001

Revolver

Riff or jam
Name Revolver
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance 9th April 2001, 2006

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Played in 2001 as an introduction to Unintended and used occasionally in 2006 as the solo in Supermassive Black Hole.

School

Riff or jam
Name School
Artist Nirvana
Writer/composer Nirvana
Appearance 31st January 2010

Township Rebellion

Riff or jam
Name Township Rebellion
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance Unknown

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Sometimes played as an outro after "Stockholm Syndrome". Township Rebellion was also played as an intro before "Stockholm Syndrome" at MEN 2006.

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Riff or jam
Name Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Artist Jimi Hendrix
Writer/composer Jimi Hendrix
Appearance 12th April 2008, 5th September 2009

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Played before Time is Running Out at Royal Albert Hall 2008. Also performed at the concerts at The Den in September 2009.

War Within a Breath

Riff or jam
Name War Within a Breath
Artist Rage Against the Machine
Writer/composer Tom Morello
Appearance 19th October 2007, 24th October 2009-present.

Whole Lotta Love

Riff or jam
Name Whole Lotta Love
Artist Led Zeppelin
Writer/composer Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Willie Dixon
Appearance 2007 - April 12th 2008

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"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

References

  1. (Accessed March 30 2008). [Background info on piece]. Wikipedia. Retrieved from wikipedia.org.
  2. [Monterrey Arena 2008 set list]. [verify]
  3. watch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=593z7lVWBE8