Muse Gets Cut From Olympics Closing Ceremony Broadcast
At the closing ceremonies in London for the 2012 Olympics, Muse performed their song ‘Survival.’ Earlier this year the song was picked as the official song for this year’s Olympic Games (read about it here). As it turns out, their energized and highly anticipated performance was cut from the NBC broadcast that aired in the U.S., and music fans are pissed. Not only that, they also cut performances by Ray Davies, Kate Bush and The Who.
Many disgruntled viewers took to social media as a way to express their frustration and anger with the network. A slew of negative comments immediately appeared on Twitter, accompanied by the hashtag “#NBCfail.” A particularly pissed tweeter made the following comment: “Did they not know that Muse did the OFFICIAL SONG OF THE LONDON 2012 GAMES? UGH. #NBCFail.” Another said, “Shame on you NBC for skipping Muse. Shame shame on you. #nbcfail.”
Fans have also been speaking their mind on Facebook and YouTube, although video footage of the music portion of the 2012 Olympics has now been removed.
Many viewers were looking forward to the music performances of the NBC Olympics broadcast, however this isn’t the first time they’ve been cut. A similar issue reportedly happened during the Olympics opening ceremony, when performances by the Arctic Monkeys and several other artists were replaced by commercials. Just one more reason to dump the networks and go with internet coverage.
Listen to “Survival”: