Muse's Matt Bellamy says he no longer thinks 9/11 was an 'inside job'

'I think my political views are a bit more nuanced now,' says frontman

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Muse's Matt Bellamy has revealed that he no longer thinks the terrorist attacks which were carried out on the World Trade Center on September 11 were an "inside job".

Previously, the frontman had claimed that there was "massive evidence" to support theories that US authorities had either allowed the attacks to take place or had made them happen. In a 2006 interview with CMU, he stated: "There was a document called 'Project For The New America Century'... which clearly says, 'We need a Pearl Harbour-level event so we can have an excuse to invade the Middle East'."

Speaking to the Metro, however, Bellamy said that his political views were "more nuanced now" and that he no longer believed in conspiracy theories surrounding the tragedy.

He said:

I don't believe that any more, although there are lots of questions to be answered.


He went on to add: "I still read a lot about political history, the influence of corporations and the military, but I make sure I'm reading from credible sources. I think my political views are a bit more nuanced now."

Discussing the band's plans for their forthcoming tour dates, meanwhile, he revealed: "We have a symbolic upside-down pyramid suspended over us as we play. It will screen videos and images that relate to the songs. At some point, the pyramid will turn inside out and consume Dom 's drum kit. Then Dom becomes a ninja who starts battling with corrupt businessmen… I'm serious. That's not a joke."

Muse's new album 'The 2nd Law' is released on October 1 in the UK and October 2 in the US. It includes new singles 'Madness' and 'Survival' as well as dubstep-influenced track 'The 2nd Law: Unsustainable'. The 13-track album is the follow-up to 2009's 'The Resistance' and has been recorded in London.

The Devon trio will also tour the UK in October, playing five shows. The gigs begin at Glasgow's SECC on October 24, before the band move onto London's O2 Arena for two shows on October 26 and 27. They then play Birmingham LG Arena on October 30 before finishing up at Manchester Arena on November 1.

The band will also play the iTunes Festival this month, headlining London's Roundhouse on September 30.

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