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American fans of Muse were outraged when NBC-TV decided to omit the band's performance from the network's coverage of the Olympics closing ceremonies in London. According to NME, the network also delayed showing performances by the Who and Ray Davies of the Kinks. Viewers went on Twitter to express their frustration when NBC omitted the performances in favor of an hour-long preview of their new show Animal Practice.

Muse played its new song "Survival," which was chosen as the official theme song of the 2102 Olympics.

This is the second time the network has come under fire for its Olympics coverage, following the omission of musical segments from its coverage of that event too.

Viewers of the telecast expressed their disappointment on Twitter using several hashtags, such as #NBCfail and #closingceremonies.

Muse's new album, The 2nd Law, is coming out on October 2nd. The band has announced "Madness" as the first official single from the CD, with the song reportedly arriving at radio stations later this week.

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