Muse have confirmed they plan to head back into the studio next month and start to hash out their sixth studio album.
The band have been at the dizzy heights of super-stardom following their hugely successful 2009 record The Resistance and bassist Chris Wolstenholme spoke to BBC Radio 1 about Muse’s future plans.
“September and October, that’s when we’re going to get into the studio to start writing the new album.” Chris said. “I think by the time you’ve finished touring an album, which is usually a two-year cycle, it’s something you start thinking about a lot. It’s difficult to bring new songs into the live set before you record them with the internet and dodgy recordings of live songs getting out there before they’ve been released on an album.
Muse have made a name for themselves as being one of the best live acts out there, having sold out Madison Square Garden with their Black Holes and Revelations tour back in 2006, the group have taken things to new heights on their recent Resistance tour with the noticeable big stage effects and production taking a key role in their live performances.
Having seen them first hand on both of these occasions, I can say they definitely live up to the hype as Muse is firmly cemented into my memory as one of the best gigs I have seen.
“We’re always going to be the kind of band that want to get out and play live. As the years go on there’s that temptation to cut the touring down less and less but we still love playing live. I can’t ever imagine we’ll be the kind of band that cut the touring down significantly.” Wolstenholme adds.
This is great news for Muse fans as you may well know, singer Matt Bellamy has recently started a family with actress Kate Hudson. We will hopefully be seeing Muse out and about with their new material next year, until then check out a couple of excellent live performances of Plug In Baby and Starlight below.
Muse – Plug In Baby Live Wembley Stadium 2007
MUSE – Starlight Live Glastonbury 2010