Muse Breaks Billboard Chart Record

After breaking the Billboard Chart record with their "Madness" single, British rockers announce live streaming of the 2013 BRIT Awards concert in London.

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With 19 weeks spent as the #1 on Billboard's Alternative Chart, the "Madness" by Muse has officially broken the record for the time spent on the top of the list.

The song itself is the debut single off the band's current album "The 2nd Law". The Grammy-nominated track has managed to surpass the previous record holder, "The Pretender" by Foo Fighters, originally released in 2007.

"The 2nd Law" brought yet another record to the group by becoming their all-time highest debut on the Billboard Top 200 Album list, peaking at #2 after its release back in September.

Band is currently keeping itself busy with live concert dates and has decided to surprise fans by officially announcing the live streaming of their forthcoming London concert at the 2013 BRIT Awards show.

The performance at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire is set to take place on February 18 from 9:30 GMT. You'll be able to tune in at the following link on YouTube.

The concert also marks the 20th anniversary of the War Child charity, which is set to receive a special recognition at this year's award show. With the concert tickets sold out in less than three minutes, the live stream will prove as a unique opportunity for all the fans who missed out to get their share of the action on stage.

"We are proud to have a continuing association with War Child, who have been doing amazing work over the last 20 years. It's great to see their efforts being recognized at this year's Brits and we are really looking forward to playing this special show for them", stated the frontman Matt Bellamy.

After recently revealing plans for working on "The 2nd Law" follow-up, band has unveiled a new video for the "Supremacy" track. Featuring several black metal surfers, it's a bit strange to say the least.

The guys seem to going pretty well, but what are your opinions on this one? Will you be checking out the live stream or are you perhaps among the lucky ones who got their tickets within those 3 minutes? Let us know in the comments section below.

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    I didn't like Madness at first, but after a few listens, it grew on me big time. Love that Brian May-ish solo! Congrats muse!
    It may not be their best album but it is definitely diverse + a good amount of the tracks are great live.
    As a big Muse fan, I've had to approach this entire record from a more objective point of view. I, like many, was skeptical about The 2nd Law, but it really grew on me when I started to look at it as "good rock(ish) music" instead of what I have previously known to be "Muse". And once I saw these songs played live, I was sold!
    Of course it's ****ing overrated, everything in the charts is! But it's a decent song, not everything has to rock hard from beginning to end, the guitar solo's nice and it builds up to a good crescendo. It's not my favourite Muse song, but it's nowhere near as bad as people say it is.