Muse cite Oasis' 'Live Forever' in reponse to Noel Gallagher's electronic cigarettes jibe

Drummer Dom says he's switching to real ones after "Noel's apparent U-turn"

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Muse have cited Oasis' track 'Live Forever' in response to Noel Gallagher's jibe at drummer Dom Howard for smoking electronic cigarettes at the Brits.

"Dom took Noel's lyrics 'I want to live I don't want to die', 'maybe I just want to breath' and 'you and I are gonna live forever' literally,” singer Matt Bellamy tweeted. "He's switching to real cigarettes based on Noel's apparent U-turn."

Gallagher recently said the Muse drummer was symbolic of an "instantly forgettable" Brit Awards night last month and the blandness of the music industry in general. "There are no characters left in the music business," he said. "When we first started going there was a healthy percentage of people, and we were all dirt-kickers from council estates, and we all couldn’t believe our luck that we were at the Brits. You go in now and everybody is a careerist. It’s very corporate, and you know what I’ve actually seen people doing at the Brits? Eating. I saw the drummer from Muse smoking an electronic cigarette. A cigarette with a battery in. I had to say to him: ‘Really? Really? Is that where you are at? Do me a favour, mate, either have a proper one outside, or don’t have one.’ It lit up green when he had a drag of it. Nonsense. He said that immortal line – ‘Oh you know how it is, mate’. And I said ‘I’m sorry, mate, I actually don’t.’"

Meanwhile, last week Matt Bellamy revealed he had no ambition to become a rock star when he was growing up. "When I was younger, my dream was always to be in music, but I didn’t have any dream to be a rock star," he said. "I wanted to be in a classical band or a jazz band… So when I started, I wanted to learn the jazz piano, or maybe the clarinet."

Muse released their sixth album 'The 2nd Law' in 2012. They will play four shows in the UK this summer, starting in Coventry on May 22 before two shows at London's Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal FC, on May 25 and 26. The short jaunt will end in Manchester on June 1. Dizzee Rascal will support on all dates.

Muse will play:

Coventry Ricoh Arena (May 22)
London Emirates Stadium (May 25, 26)
Manchester Etihad Stadium (June 1)


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