Good old Muse. No matter how many times they win Best Live Act – and, as a veteran of several years’ worth of Kerrang!, Q and NME Awards, I can tell you, that’s many times – they always have the good grace to turn up, do the red carpet, and make out that they’re really surprised, flattered and uniquely honoured.
I have a feeling that with the next album (no matter how good or bad it is) the industry will honour Muse with all the major awards – best band, best album, etc. – that have always, weirdly, remained just out of their grasp. A bit like when the third and final ‘Lord Of The Rings’ movie won 11 Oscars, purely because the Academy had broadly ignored the first two and felt like they ought to make amends.
Anyway, News Ed Stokesie grabbed them for a typically genial chat, which you can watch below.