Grammy-winning Muse — bringing its elaborate European stage production to Oracle Arena in Oakland on Monday — could be the brainiest outfit in rock.
Buoyed by frontman Matt Bellamy’s esoteric songwriting, the prog-leaning British power trio’s sixth CD, “The 2nd Law,” initially was inspired by the second law of thermodynamics.
Yet treatises such as “Madness,” “Supremacy” and “Survival” morph into a larger metaphor for the world’s current financial crisis. Read More
Living in a city visited by an endless stream of musical acts, San Franciscans set a high standard for music festivals. This year’s Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park delivered, raising the bar both musically and in other ways.
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It was one of those weird little humorous moments that you can only find on animated shows like “Family Guy.” In a recent episode, Peter Griffin happens upon a skinny, fedora-sporting ,musician type, standing on a street corner , whom he greets as Jason Mraz. To which the stranger drolly replies, “I’m not Jason Mraz. I’m just some guy with a hat!" Read More
OK, here it is. The bulletin you’ve been waiting for. Read More
Well, what a coincidence! On the heels of Owen Wilson’s announcement that his girlfriend is expecting a child comes a report that Kate Hudson, his ex-girlfriend, also is expecting a baby, with her beau, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy.“It was not planned, but they are excited and embracing it,” a source told Us magazine of the actress, 31, and rocker, 32, who have been dating for about nine months. Read More