Here we have two bands that created unique followings for their music. Rush has the advantage in the amount of time that they’ve been around, but both have a unique sound and style.
While most would probably give the drumming advantage to Rush, the bass and guitar riffs that have made the bands famous is what can set them apart. Having seen both bands live in concert, I’d give the guitar playing advantage to Muse, and it’s extremely difficult to measure up the bass playing.
While Rush has the forever famous “Tom Sawyer”, Muse gets more airplay on average. The Hall of Fame is already a done deal for Rush (and deservedly so), and I think Muse will get there in time.
Of the two bands, who has been more influential?
Muse – Live at The Roundhouse, London, UK (iTunes Festival) 2012 HD
Rush In Rio