Muse have been nominated for 2 Meteor Ireland Music Awards : Best International Group and Best International Album. The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2007 will take place at The Point, on Thursday 1st February 2007.
To see the full list of nominees, click here.
On Monday 27th November there will be an unofficial Muse Day on Kerrang Radio. Muse tracks will be played throughout the day as well as newly recorded interviews plus the live set from Birmingham NEC.
Chris Wolstenholme is bassist in prog indie-rock mentalists Muse, whose fourth album, Black holes and Revelations, hit No. 1 in the UK album chart eailer this year. Winners of the best alternative act category at the MTV Europe awards, the trio play Nottingham arena tonight
Do you share Matt Bellamy's interest in conspiracy theories?
I agree with most of them but i'm not as well researched as Matt. He'll send us all links now and again but when i'm at home I've got my family to deal with, so i don't get an awful lot of time to research.
Have you endured any nightmares playing live?
Our first experience of doing live TV was seven or eight years ago for a Japanese programme. Everything that could of gone wrong did. On some songs there was no bass, on others the guitar cut out and Matt didn't have distortion pedals We've been cautious of live T.V since.
Is living apart from each other ever problematic?
I live in Teginmouth, Dom lives in London and Matt in Italy, but it doesn't matter too much because we're not at home that often anyway. When we have time off, we all spend it with out families
How do you avoid burn-out on tour?
You just have to look after yourself on the road. What usually causes burn-out is when everyone gets pissed every night: you start feeling like shit and can't play properly.
Is it good to be back in the UK?
Yeah. It's been non-stop touring but most of are best gigs have been in Europe and the UK, and it feels like a long time - Festivals aside - since we've played out own gigs here.
Win some very special, signed Muse artwork
2006 has seen many a good thing for Muse – a Number One album chart position for ‘Black Holes And Revelations’ and a Top Ten placing in the US, a Nationwide Mercury Music Award nomination, some God-like status confirming festival appearances…and at the end of this month another, sure-to-be chart-topping hit.
New single - the epic, seven minute long, fan-favourite ‘Knights Of Cydonia’ - is to be released on November 27 and to celebrate NME.COM has got a very special piece of signed Muse artwork to give away.
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Muse gain the first Platinum Europe Award for their album Black Holes and Revelations after it sold more than one million copies across the continent. The British three-piece from Devon formed at school in 1994 and this is their fourth album. The rock band is a festival favourite and Black Holes and Revelations was also nominated for this year's Mercury Music Prize. The July release has now sold throughout 19 European countries and the group won the Best Alternative Act gong at the recent MTV Europe Awards.
"We are very pleased to bring you the tracklisting for the Knights Of Cydonia single coming out on 27th November.
Cd will contain Knights Of Cydonia (album version) with a b-side featuring Supermassive Black Hole live from the Campo Pequeno in Lisbon.
DVD will be the full length Knights Of Cydonia Video directed by Jospeh Kahn, an extended making of the video, as well as Knights Of Cydonia audio.
7inch vinyl will be Knights Of Cydonia album version with the pounding Assassin - "Grand Omega Bosses" Edit.
Digital format will be the same content as the vinyl, whilst you also have the chance to pre-order Knights Of Cydonia, live from the Palacio Deportes in Madrid."
Knights Of Cydonia Pre-Order
Muse have won the best alternative act award at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
"Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who voted for us to win the award last night. We really appreciate your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you all at the live shows. Matt. "
Click here to watch the videos.