The Edge joins Muse at Glasto Logo
Home Music Features Politics Audiovisual What's On Shop Archive Industry


The Edge joins Muse at Glasto

'Where The Streets Have No Name' was comprehensively nailed!

Glastonbury wasn’t completely U2-less with The Edge joining Muse on Saturday night for a surprise run through of ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’.

Afterwards, the guitarist told the BBC: “They were gracious enough to honour me with an invitation to play – I thought about it for a good three minutes and said, ‘Yes!’ because they’re a rockin’ band. We had them play with us on the last tour for a few shows and they are without doubt the power trio of their generation. We didn’t need to rehearse – from the first note they were really on it."

As for whether Bono will be recovered in time for Turin on August 6, The Edge added: “He’s okay. He’s disappointed but he’s concentrating on rehab and getting fit for the shows that we are committed to doing. It’s going to be a race to get fit for the opening show in Turin, but I’m sure he’ll do it.”

Meanwhile, Michael Eavis is confident that The Edge will be back at Worthy Farm in the future with his normal bandmates.

“He enjoyed the experience and he's had a taste of playing now so I'm sure the band are really keen to do it when it suits them,” the Glasto head honcho says.

The Hot Press Newsdesk End


The band that are trying to make prog-rock (and Queen) cool again returned to Dublin and played a storming set at The O2

(29 articles in total in archive)

NEWS: 17 May 2010
English rockers set for 'Twilight' soundtrack.

NEWS: 27 Apr 2010
The Devon three-piece let fans pick a song they’ll play at Oxegen.

NEWS: 19 Mar 2010
Tonight's Muse performance at the South by Southwest festival will be broadcast on their MySpace page on Sunday

REVIEW: 20 Nov 2009
Now that they’ve made the full transition to Rock Gods, it’s obvious that Muse have erased the word ‘understatement’ from their vocabulary.

INTERVIEW: 16 Sep 2009
Origin of Symmetry? Freak of Evolution more like. The common response to Muse’s Showbiz debut in 1999 was akin to a primitive people’s first glimpse of a...

REVIEW: 28 Aug 2009
Engagingly bonkers epic from sci-fi paranoiacs.

NEWS: 02 Jun 2009
Gigs and new album on the way.

REVIEW: 03 Sep 2008
While the gig was by no means legendary, it’s certainly clear that as far as Muse are concerned they’re only just getting started.

INTERVIEW: 06 Aug 2008
Muse's live sound engineer Marc Carolan on hair-raising experiences on the Russia-Ukraine border, Mexican earthquakes, Paris Hilton and playing Madison...

INTERVIEW: 06 Aug 2008
Ahead of their return to Ireland, Muse reveal they’re about to go through their U2 phase, talk about magic mushrooms and explain why, when it comes to...

NEWS: 21 Jul 2008
Matt Bellamy has been talking exclusively to Hot Press about the new Muse album – and how it’s influenced by a certain Dublin four-piece.

NEWS: 14 Apr 2008
As previously reported on, Muse are set to play an outdoor gig at Marlay Park this August.

NEWS: 21 May 2007
Epic power trio Muse have revealed who's supporting them when they play two ginormous concerts at Wembley Stadium - and a couple of Dublin residents are...

NEWS: 15 Feb 2007
Muse have given away the fact that they’re among the Saturday night headliners at this year’s Oxegen festival.

INTERVIEW: 03 Jan 2007
Annual article: It’s the C.I.A. wot done it, says Dominic Howard, as he explains why his Muse bandmates and him reckon that 9/11 was a put-up job.

REVIEW: 16 Nov 2006
Living up to your reputation as one of the best live bands in the world isn’t easy, but in a packed to capacity Point Theatre, Muse did so with ease.

REVIEW: 05 Sep 2006
Muse, meanwhile, have gone from Radiohead copyists to bright stars. ‘Starlight’ is yet more proof that their new approach is a very good thing indeed, a...

REVIEW: 04 Jul 2006
On the whole, Black Holes & Revelations is an album that delights, beguiles and satiates. At once familiar and new, this is Muse at their most...

NEWS: 02 Jun 2006
Muse have confirmed their biggest Irish show to date at Dublin's Point Theatre on November 3.

REVIEW: 29 Apr 2004
The single arrives in – zoiks – a ‘static shield bag’ and handling instructions, as though it were some kind of weapon of mass destruction

REVIEW: 15 Mar 2004
It’s time we saw a miracle/it’s time for something biblical’ – he might look like a Sid Vicious upstart, but when Matt Bellamy said he was hell-bent...

NEWS: 11 Feb 2004
Tickets go on sale for Muse's Dublin gig this Saturday

REVIEW: 10 Dec 2003
Disappointingly not a cover of the Def Leppard track, this is instead a typically plodding pseudo-industrial workout from the perennially gloomy Devonshire...

INTERVIEW: 30 Oct 2003
Well, Westmeath to be more precise. Mat Bellamy of Muse explains how the pursuit of baroque goth-opera took them to rural Ireland.

REVIEW: 24 Sep 2003
Absolution is pure yet corrupt, baroque yet carnivorous, controlled yet distorted.

REVIEW: 03 Jul 2002
A collection of b-sides and live tracks, Muse's Hullabaloo is aimed fairly and squarely at those who have already found themselves attracted by the three...

REVIEW: 21 Jun 2001
Essentially a brilliantly produced heavy metal record with lots of strange moments, Origin Of Symmetry will undoubtedly propel Muse further upwards in their...

About Us     Why be a member?   Advertise with us   Terms of Service   Activate Hot Press Gift Box/Hot Box    

Privacy Policy   Contact Us   Feedback   Buy Hot Press Back Issues