Muse front man Matt Bellamy whetted the appetite of many Muse fans during a Twitter Q&A session last week regarding the band's next album. When a fan asked about details for their next release Bellamy responded recording was “going well” and added “We hope to have it ready for next summer.” Speaking with Rolling Stone last year about the next album Bellamy stated “I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we've experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff. It will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are.” They began working on their follow up album after their appearance at the 2014 Coachella festival.
There may be another surprise in store for fans. On Twitter Bellamy posted a photo of video director Tom Kirk archiving 15 years of footage. “All sorts of tape labels 'Dom in hospital/guitar hit him/bologna 2004', 'Torquay concert 2000' & my favourite: 'girl pukes on bus in Turkey,” added Bellamy. No further details about the new album or what is being done with the footage has been released.
Muse's last album, The 2nd Law, was released in 2012. The band then spent two years on the road to support the LP. Part of their massive, epic, and amazing concert was captured on 2013's Live at Rome Olympic Stadium. The show was recorded in November 2013 in front of 60,000 fans. For more on Muse and to get a copy of their latest live album, visit their website.