Have you ever heard Muse cover a Slipknot song? Normally, when you’re asked if you’ve ever heard an unlikely musical pairing, it’s because someone mixed the two artists’ songs together, but this time it’s real. Muse recently surprised a crowd of festival-goers with a cover of Slipknot’s “Duality”.
The performance took place two nights ago (June 19) at the Isle of Wight Festival in Newport, England. According to Setlist.fm, the rockers actually covered snippets of several different songs that served as outros throughout the show, including AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” Rage Against the Machine, Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxey Lady” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” – but Slipknot’s really took the cake as they are the heaviest of the aforementioned group.
Muse played it after their own track “Won’t Stand Down”. See some fan-filmed footage below.
Slipknot and Muse actually have a bit of a loose history. In 2001, they both headlined Spain’s Metalfest, and Corey Taylor threw his mask into the crowd at the end of their set. Apparently, a fan grabbed the mask and ended up giving it to the Muse members while she was hanging out with them.
“Oh, the Slipknot guy threw it at that girl on the side of the stage after they played because he must have wanted to impress her,” frontman Matt Bellamy reportedly told Metal Hammer about the ‘incident. [via Revolver]. “Unfortunately for him, she wanted me so we got her. I think [drummer Dominic Howard] was possessed by the spirit of Slipknot when he put it on. He was running around screaming.”
Video can be seen of Howard hitting his head and screaming in the mask below.
Muse Surprise Festival Crows with a cover of Slipknot’s “Duality”
Muse drummer Dominic Howard imitates Slipknot’s Corey Taylor
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