Muse Fans Named Music's Most Committed Fanbase In New Poll

Gigwise readers, and no doubt a few Muse fans themselves, have named fans of the Westcountry trio the most committed fanbase in music.

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Gigwise readers, and no doubt a few Muse fans themselves, have named fans of the Westcountry trio the most committed fanbase in music.

In a recent Gigwise poll, Muse topped the poll with a clear majority, beating pop favourites such as Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Rihanna, One Direction and many more to prove that rock and roll fans are more dedicated to their favourite band than pop devotees.

The announcement follows a recent flurry of excitement for Muse, whose Olympics track "Survival" was recently premiered and whose October shows were also recently named the most eagerly awaited shows of 2012 by Gigwise readers.

Radiohead and Paramore placing second and third places respectively in the poll, with 30 Seconds To Mars placing fourth and Arctic Monkeys fifth.

The least committed fans in music were named at the Beliebers, as Justin Bieber's fans placed at the bottom of the poll. Taking bottom place only just ahead of One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J and Aiden Grimshaw. All of whom also scored poorly in the hardcore fan poll.

The poll is still open, so if you disagree with these results, cast your vote now on Gigwise.

Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    Iommianity
    whywefight wrote: guitar/bass95 wrote: It seems that whoever made this article has never ever heard of Tool. Tool is not a band; it's a cult.
    You're absolutely right. Even to the point where you get unnecessary backlash for suggesting that they're not genius. Huge Tool fan here, just saying.
    corza334
    The keywork tattooed to my body is making me jump on the Coheed band wagon. >_>
    MrDo0m
    I ****ing love Coheed and Cambria :-P Anyways, I don't know what the basis of determining the results are (did people just vote?), but I will say that generally bands that aren't top 40 pop divas or boy bands have more dedicated fanbases because it requires people to search music more to find out about them, so thus the person must be more interested in music (most of the time anyway).
    theboots
    I dno, I would still say Tupac, or Rush. Slayer fans are pretty crazy, too.
    Agent 00Awesome
    MoshGrizzly wrote: burgurhead1812 wrote: mullet1337 wrote: Depends what they mean by committed... this is just a numbers game, there are many more less known bands with more committed fans such as Coheed and Cambria. Right as I saw the title to this article I smirked and said "They clearly haven't observed Coheed's fans." Every single one is a diehard. So true. Every time I go to see them the same people are there, it's awesome
    I'm seeing Coheed with Iron Maiden next month. Hopefully the crowd is good, cause I can't stand when people just stand around during good opening bands.
    Slaytan666
    devin_g94 wrote: MetalNova wrote: I want to see a muse fan carve the band name in their flesh then I'll accept this. Slayer \M/ Maybe for world's stupidest fans. Or most hard-of-hearing fans. In truth, 30 seconds to mars takes this one. They are a religion... Freaky for a band with only 3 albums.
    Perhaps you need some back-story on this.. The inner sleeve and cd of Slayer's 'Divine Intervention' has a picture of a fan's inner forearm, where he had carved the word Slayer.. And, in all honesty, I've never even seen anyone wear a Muse shirt before.
    Clayden82
    This is a joke! I have never in my life seen ONE person where a t shirt of any of this artists!! I see about ten Iron Maiden/ACDC/Metallica shirts everyday in Southend town centre.
    devin_g94
    MetalNova wrote: I want to see a muse fan carve the band name in their flesh then I'll accept this. Slayer \M/
    Maybe for world's stupidest fans. Or most hard-of-hearing fans. In truth, 30 seconds to mars takes this one. They are a religion... Freaky for a band with only 3 albums.
    Enix165
    I would assume so, I know a grand total of 2 Muse fans, and they keep making the headlines here! Avenged Sevenfold fans are pretty devoted too. Devoted enough to spam the Schecter Facebook page every time they make a post irrelevant to "dem sunster gatz en zaki venginz
    MacEspn
    honestly I dare someone to prove to me that Adam Lambert fans are more loyal than Rush or Maiden fans. Seriously
    thebigredjj10
    The Grateful Dead. Deadheads created their own culture surrounding the band for following them on tour. These fans are serious. Nothing compares. (I'm not a fan myself. Just an unbiased opinion)
    the_modfather
    Muse fans aren't committed. Guarantee half of those people have never even listened to Showbiz and can only name about 10 songs. A fan base of 1000 who show up to every gig, get tattooed and do ANYTHING are a lot more committed than 10,000,000 who like Knights of Cydonia. I love Muse, but personally from the people I know I do not believe they have got a very committed fan base.
    NeutralFan
    Karvid wrote: I'd say bands with members that have a solo career should almost automatically be at the top of the list. You have a massive band that millions of people know about, but the moment a member releases solo albums, a certain section of the original committed fanbase will swear by the ingenuity of the new side projects. At this point, the overly attached fanbase will have both the band's more obscure music to fawn over (while complaining that the majority of "fans" haven't paid attention to the good stuff) as well as the infinitely more obscure solo projects. Bands need to be around for a long time and have prolific members for a fanbase like that to arise. I'm not a massive Muse fan and I'm not completely aware of what their fans are like, but I'm guessing that's not really the case for them.
    I wouldn't be so sure: They've been around for 18 years, released 5 albums as well as 3 EPs, a live album/DVD compilation and a B-side/live album compilation, sold out Wembley Stadium 4 times, started a side project and generated quite a few hardcore fans who know all the b-sides. To be honest, they never really went through the indie stage most bands experience - their first album hit #29 in the UK charts and their second went to #3. After that, they've hit #1 consistently. Nevertheless, there is definitely a hardcore group of fans at the centre of Muse' stardom.
    qrEE
    Rigged. If you want to know the most committed fanbase in music, BUCKETHEAD is number 1. Not even joking. Name somebody else where every fan knows everything off of all 36 albums (most of them INSTRUMENTAL too, so they know all of the music, not just the lyrics). Buckethead has the most dedicated fanbase ever. Not even a competition.
    mjischwem
    And this list doesn't even get into hipster band fan-bases with wildly more ferocious dedication. Some Animal Collective fans would go, well, all animal, collectively on people who criticize them.
    MoshGrizzly
    burgurhead1812 wrote: mullet1337 wrote: Depends what they mean by committed... this is just a numbers game, there are many more less known bands with more committed fans such as Coheed and Cambria. Right as I saw the title to this article I smirked and said "They clearly haven't observed Coheed's fans." Every single one is a diehard.
    So true. Every time I go to see them the same people are there, it's awesome
    kratos379
    Tool has got to have the most dedicated fanbase. I mean he's convinced some of his fans that he's God. Others like me just realized that he was god right away.
    Enix165
    And pardon the doublepost, but...Arctic Monkeys? REALLY? I haven't even heard them mentioned outside of here. Their fans must be really devoted for them to be on a major label and all. Like, will buy multiple copies of the same album upon sight at an HMV, just to keep the band afloat.
    Tarsplitter
    Every band has their own devoted fans. Some American Bon Jovi fans pay thousands to travel to Europe to see their shows because the setlists are often more 'diehard' fan friendly over here.
    lVlaniac
    I like a most of Muse discography but i wouldnt consider myself a fan. Fanatism has lead to so many stupid things in history. Id rather be an enthusiastic listener.
    MysteryThalia
    To be honest, Muse are my absolute favourite band. But this is a poll, based on the readers vote. The reason JB and 1D weren't as highly rated is because Gigwise is not a website their fans would regularly use. That's why you see 1D and JB winning huge awards like the MTV EMA's, because that's what their fans are more likely to vote in. And by the way, Muse do have dedicated fans, I'm not saying they don't. You don't need a tattoo to prove your dedication, as a lot of you have said, but having said that, I know loads of Muse fans with tattoos. Look it up on Google images!
    declanpaxton
    I like Muse but have these people never heard of Rush? Go to a Rush concert and you'll see... They could play 20 of their most least known b-sides and the fans would still sing along and air drum to it.
    Rick_Diculous
    I was going to say the Insane Clown Posse have a pretty committed fanbase, but I have a hard time calling that music.
    jacobdubya
    I was going to say Rush, Tool, and multiple other bands that several people have already mentioned. This poll is nothing more than a numbers game. I guess in the sense that Muse fans are willing to all vote on this in droves, some probably more than once, they're dedicated in that respect. I'm a Muse fan, and I have friends who are Muse fans, but we wouldn't think to do things like this. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Nirvana, though. While Nirvana still has tons of fans, I've seen an elite few who idolize Kurt Cobain and base a lot of their lives around Nirvana's music.
    FallenDestiny
    Committed fans are those who stuck with Metallica during the Load - St.Anger years :p Just an example.
    Galfadez
    Abacus11 wrote: These polls are ridiculous. Muse, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Rihanna, and One Direction (whoever that is) have the most dedicated fans?!?! What about bands that have been around for decades and have millions of fans that cross generations all over the world like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Radiohead, Rush, Tool... I guess Muse is ok, at least they've been around for a while but the rest of this list is crap.
    You say the rest of the list is crap and yet Radiohead is second and you've just mentioned them?
    reignofrock
    "[R]ock and roll fans are more dedicated to their favourite band than pop devotees"... Well duh. Rock and roll fans actively pursue a lot of the bands they listen to. Pop is inescapable; you can't help but turn on the radio anytime and hear its overwhelming presence.
    Vinjar
    I was surprised that there were no Foo Fighters/Dave Grohl fanbase that went a 11/10 or something, in my opinion was Muse really good from Sunburn to Black Holes and Revelations and kinda went downhill from there.. still surprised to not see any Foo Fighters fanbase blowing this poll out of the scale
    cptcomet
    As a Muse fan myself I can confirm that Muse fans ALWAYS mass vote on the polls. That's why Muse always win so many NME awards.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    no shit... Rock fans generally have only a few bands that they are really big fans of, other then that they might like an album of other bands here and there, but that won't make them a fan... then you have the "fans" of the pop culture now a days... why the word fans between "" here? because they are not fans, they just listen to whatever shit comes into the Top 40 and declare its good, because... well.. its in the top freaking 40 so it MUST be good. they are mostly posers and they ****ed good music right in the butthole, which is why Justin Butthole and One Direction(and that direction aint straight) is populair in the mainstream crowd instead of Slash or any other rockband. I rest my case.
    6-String_Madman
    Looks like Gigwise have not heard about "Metclub"... I think it's about time that "the kid that should not be named" 's fanbase is starting to decline...
    JohnnyApplecore
    I'm gonna be a doublepost nub and point out that Coheed fans have also been known for taking down merch servers via heavy traffic, selling out tickets within hours, and winning the first MTV Musical March Madness title after warring with other fanbases (Phish fans in particular) - while beating out bands like 30 Seconds To Mars and Muse. Try and find a Coheed fan that doesn't either say something like "Coheed changed my life" or "Coheed saved my life."
    JohnnyApplecore
    corza334 wrote: The keywork tattooed to my body is making me jump on the Coheed band wagon. >_>
    This, on my left forearm - just like Josh MF Eppard.
    21 To 1
    JFRules wrote: Iron Maiden should be in top 3 for sure
    I thought the same thing before I even started reading the article.
    bobathin
    That is such a bullshit list. Maiden and Rush have the most loyal fans hands down. And Bieber is a fag...but he has wayyyyy more committed 12 year old fans then ****ing arctic monkeys or paramore. I have never seen someone with a muse or 30 seconds, or paramore shirt in my life. I see maiden rush and yes bieber daily
    SFosterS
    DevonDude wrote: Jack White fans, man.
    Because this was down voted I am going to slip into the drakness and take a human life... a young one. JACK WHITE FUCK THE WORLD
    AmalgamOfMeat
    The Beatles, bruh. Their fanbase is more dedicated than your favorite band's fanbase, so nyeh. Yeah.