Muse's Halloween Special surprise turned out to be a video featuring the trio performing the Cramps' 1981 song "New Kind of Kick" in costume.
The video shows Muse playing in front of a screen playing the song in front of a screen showing snippets of horror movies, while a witch-like character prowls around the set.
Muse isn't the first band to cover "New Kind of Kick;" the Jesus and Mary Chain released a live version as the B-side of its single "Come On" in 1994.
Performed by MUSE - Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme Engineered by Tommaso Colliva Assisted by: Tom Bailey Recorded at Air Studios (London, UK) Mixed and Mastered by Rich Costey Assistant Engineer Martin Cooke and Nicolas Fournier Mix Assistant: Mario Borgatta Mixed and Mastered at Sound Factory Studios.
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