January 12, 2013 11:08

Muse's Matt Bellamy: 'A lot of young people are born into bondage'

Singer think his band are 'keeping up tradition' of helping fans come up with 'new ways of thinking'

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Muse's Matt Bellamy has claimed that "a lot of young people are born into bondage".

Speaking to Classic Rock magazine, the frontman said that people were still kept "in place" by "covert and coercive" methods, but claimed that he and his bandmates were part of a "tradition" of artists who help fans come up with "new ways of thinking".

"The structures keeping people in place these days are days are far more covert and coercive: Advertising, the media, the way corporations and governments function and so on," he said. ''A lot of young people are born into bondage and don't necessarily know it. I'd like to think our songs have some influence on people who feel they don't want to fall in with everything.''

The singer went on to say: ''I do feel we are keeping up that tradition, that it's the job of bands, musicians, artists in general to at least shed light on things people might not be aware of.

''I wouldn't pretend we're the starting point, but in combination with other artists out there, I think we collectively influence other people to come up with new ways of thinking," he added. "And they're the ones who will form policies in the future.''

Muse are set to return to the UK next summer for a four-date stadium tour. They kick off the shows at Coventry's Ricoh Arena on May 22, 2013, before playing a pair of dates at London's Emirates Stadium on May 25 and 26, and wrapping up at Manchester's Etihad Stadium on June 1.

Earlier this month, the trio announced that they are to headline Rock In Rio next September. Muse will be supported at the bash in Rio de Janeiro on September 14, 2013 by Alice In Chains.

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