Alternative rock band Muse already have ‘lots of material’ written for new album, says manager
Matthew Bellamy and his insanely popular alternative rock band Muse have rested on a gallop hits off their latest album, The Resistance, since 2009. The LP spawned a titanic number of singles for the U.K. rockers, including “Uprising,” “Resistance” and “Undisclosed Desires.” Now, Muse’s band manager has announced that the guys are targeting a release date for their new, yet-untitled album, and they hope it will drop in October, 2012.
Anthony Addis, their manager, reports Muse are in the studio right now and have “lots of material” written for their sixth studio release. Chatting with Billboard.biz, Addis gave this update regarding the follow-up album: “They’ve now gone into the recording studio. The plan is to do it all in London. Hopefully, the album might come out October next year.”
Addis added that while the trio have already put together a lot of tracks, they have to start hammering it out as a collective group. “They’re written a lot of material already, but you don’t know how it’s going to gel between them all,” he said. “They write constantly. They write on the road, so before or after a gig they’ll write nearly every night. It’s a serious process, but you don’t know how it’s going to turn out until you start practicing it together, because everybody’s done it individually.”
He hasn’t, however, heard any of the aforementioned new songs. “I will not listen to it. I’m not interested until they believe it’s in the right form,” he insisted. “If you trust an artist, you’ve got to trust the music that they make. You’ve got to trust that they will get it right. What’s the use of listening to something that is half-baked? “
Muse toured extensively in support of, The Resistance, including a 14-month, global tour that included headlining stops at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury The trio’s sums for that run, which lasted through the end of 2009, snagged a gross of $33,141,559 counting 561,304 tickets sold, according to Billboard.biz.
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