Have you ever heard Muse cover a Slipknot song? Usually, when we ask if you’ve ever heard an improbable musical pairing, it’s because someone did a mash-up of the two artists’ songs, but this time it’s real. Muse recently surprised a festival audience 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.fmthe rockers actually covered excerpts from several different songs that served as outros throughout the show, including AC / DC‘Back in Black’ Fury against the machine‘Know your enemy’ Jimi Hendrix‘s “Foxey Lady” and Favor a Roses“Sweet Child O ‘Mine” – but the Slipknot really took the cake as they are the heaviest of the aforementioned bunch.
Muse played it after their own track “Won’t Stand Down”. Watch fan-filmed footage below.
Slipknot and Muse actually have a bit of a loose story. Back in 2001, they were both on the bill for Spain’s Metalfest, and Corey Taylor threw his mask into the crowd at the end of their set. Apparently a fan caught the mask and ended up giving it to the members of Muse when she hung out with them.
“Oh, the Slipknot guy threw it at this girl next to the stage after they’ve played because he must have wanted to impress her,” the lead singer Matt Bellamy reportedly told Metal Hammer about the incident [via Revolver]. “Unfortunately for him, she wanted me, so we got it. I think [drummer Dominic Howard] became obsessed with the spirit of Slipknot as he put it on. He ran around screaming. “
A video can be seen of Howard head-banging and screaming in the mask below.
Muse Surprise Festival Crowd with cover of Slipknot’s Duality ‘
Muse drummer Dominic Howard imitates Slipknot’s Corey Taylor
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