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Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel Muse played their second-to-last American concert date of the year at iHeartRadio in Las Vegas last night, and after next month’s Austin City Limits , it might be a while before fans see them again Stateside. “Next year, we may do one festival or two, but were probably going to concentrate on getting into a new album,” Muses Matt Bellamy told Rolling Stone backstage at iHeartRadio. But fans will get a chance to experience a Muse concert in almost lifelike form, since the band will be releasing a concert film. “Over the summer, we played this massive gig in Rome Olympic Stadium, that was probably the best gig of the year,” Bellamy said. “Its gonna come out in 4K, which is the highest resolution concert ever shot. Its four times more powerful than HD, so its like ridiculous detail. When you see the concert being filmed, you can see all the crowd, you can see their faces being filmed.” See Where Muse Ranks on Our List of the 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now The exact release plans are still up in the air, but Bellamy said he expects it to get a limited theatrical release in the U.S., including some Imax screens. It’s a rare occurence for a festival-headlining band big enough to have its own concert film to serve as an opening act, but Muse did so last night in Vegas when they performed before Queen.”Events like this didnt exist a few years ago and we are playing withtechnically opening forQueen tonight,” Bellamy said before the show. “At any point in our career, I wouldnt have thought wed actually get a chance to play with them.” The eclecticism of the iHeart lineup, which also included Elton John this year, proved an educational experience for Muse’s drummer, Dominic Howard.”Having some of those older greats on stage and seeing them play is wicked, because you can still learn so much from a lot of those kind of people that have been around for a while and got more experience than you,” he said. Bellamy also finds it inspiring. “Its odd because when you start out, you perceive those acts as being something really quite long before we even were born, but also well before we started,” he said. “And to somehow end up on a bill with them is quite strange because it makes you think, ‘How old are these people?’ I suppose it gives you hope for making music as an old person.”

“One of my favorite highlights was Jimmys serious performance of Elton Johns Empty Garden (a tribute to John Lennon). Jimmy introduced the concerts mastermind organizer Tony Brannon and the Bermuda Minister of Tourism to kick off the concert. The opening band was Bermudas own Glass Onion Band, with Tony Brannon on a shiny blue electric guitar. Glass Onion Band acted as the house band, providing superb backing to many talented guest singers, including McCartney K, Heather Nova, Joy T Barnum, K Gabrielle, Rachel Brown, Phil Morrison, Mark Brown, Robert Sai Emery, and others. Most of the performances were effective re-interpretations of Lennon penned classics. They opened with a Reggae styled version of two Beatles hits, All You Need is Love, followed by Lucy In Sky with Diamonds (accompanied by video footage from the film Yellow Submarine). These were followed by Lennon solo numbers, some of which were written in Bermuda: Imagine, Mind Games, Grow Old with Me, Losing You, Watching the Wheels, Jealous Guy, Dont Let Me Down, and New York City. Next, Splashband (starring Biggie Irie) from Barbados took the stage with their unique brand of reggae and a musical homage to icons of peace. After playing their own songs, they paid a nod to Lennon/Beatles with reggae styled versions of All My Loving and Woman. Splashband had the crowd singing along during their brilliant tribute to Bob Marley, playing favorites such as Buffalo Soldier, Redemption Song, and Jammin. Concert organizer Tony Brannon joined Splashband on stage for a special song and video tribute to Nelson Mandela. After a short break, the incredibly talented Fab Faux took the stage. The Fab Faux consists of Will Lee (vocals/bass), Rich Pagano (drums/vocals), Frank Agnello (guitar), Jimmy Vivino (guitar), and Jack Petruzzelli (keyboards/guitar). Their set was focused exclusively on the Beatles catalogue, and the arrangements largely honored the original releases. Interestingly there was a second drum kit played by Will Lee on Strawberry Fields Forever. Various members took turns with lead vocals throughout the concert, keeping things interesting. To cap off the evening, Tony Brannon joined the Fab Faux for the encore and sang a rousing rendition of Twist and Shout.

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Flyer for the 2nd annual Lennon Bermuda Peace Concert

At the center was a conservatory holding a lobby and topped with a sloping roof. The auditorium was pushed back toward 2nd and Hope streets and clad in limestone. A pedestrian bridge reached over 1st Street to Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A glass dome crowned a single-story restaurant along Grand. Panorama: Inside Walt Disney Concert Hall with Frank Gehry Even in this embryonic form it was easy to see the influence on Gehry of Hans Scharoun’s 1963 Berlin Philharmonic. Scharoun produced for postwar West Germany a low-slung, open-hearted concert hall that was determined to look anti-monumental and avoid any comparison to the Nazi landmarks of the 1930s. Interview with Frank Gehry Frank Gehry on the making of Disney Hall Architect Frank Gehry discusses the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall. Interview by Mark Swed. Gehry aimed to do something similar, but for cultural rather than political reasons. He wanted his design to protect the idea of the concert hall as refuge but also to embody the essential informality of Los Angeles. He wanted to demystify and democratize classical music, a goal that happened to match those of the leaders of the L.A. Phil, first Ernest Fleischmann and later Deborah Borda.