Muse: Riff Of The Decade
Ten-year-old song wins ultimate guitar riff award for Muse...
The poll focused specifically on the past decade to give (relatively) new bands a chance to shine. Classic 60s and 70s acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Creamtraditionally dominate guitarist lists, with Hendrix's Voodoo Chile topping a greatest all-time riff poll last year.
Total Guitar's editor Stephen Lawson explained Muse’s appeal. "I think Muse won because Matt Bellamy is a guitar hero for the 21st century. He's genuinely innovative, a real creative type who comes up with unique guitar parts. I'm sure it helps that his riffs are catchy too."
It’s been a good week for the Devon band – their recording of Feeling Good is being used as the soundtrack to a £6m ad campaign to push Virgin Atlantic in America. The 90-second ad debuted this week and is being shown in New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles.