Muse: ‘We sold our soul to ‘Twilight”

Bassist speaks about price of success in the US

Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme has described being on the Twilight Saga soundtrack felt like “selling their soul”.

Muse have contributed to all three films in the franchise: ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ for the first film, ‘I Belong To You’ for New Moon and ‘Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)’ for Eclipse, helping to boost their profile in the US.

“I’m not sure how cool it is to be on those kind of things but sometimes you’ve just got to get your music out there in different ways,” the bassist told BBC Newsbeat.

“It’s very difficult in America because you don’t have anything like Radio 1, nothing is national. You have to take every opportunity you get over there, and sometimes you have to sell your soul. When we were in the studio writing it [‘Neutron Star Collision’], one minute they said they wanted to use it in the end credits, then they said they wanted to use it in another scene.

“Then it was another scene and in the end we were like, ‘Do what you want with it, we don’t care any more’.”

On the subject of the hugely popular vampire films, Wolstenholme admitted they were “not my cup of tea”.
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