MUSE GET THE BALANCE RIGHT

And the band have hit back at Stereophonics for dismissing them as a "Radiohead tribute band"...

MUSE have confirmed their new album will be called ‘ORIGIN OF SYMMETRY’, released on June 18.

The second single from the new album, ‘New Born’ will precede the release on June 4. The band will film the video to ‘New Born’ in Prague later in the month.

Muse will debut material from ‘Origin Of Symmetry’ on a comprehensive European tour throughout this month. The band start tomorrow evening (April 5) at Southampton Guildhall, before playing a string of shows across mainland Europe. The band return to the UK at the end of May for more shows, which are all sold out.

In other Muse news, frontman Matt Bellamy has hit back at Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones, who in last week’s NME dismissed them as “a Radiohead tribute band” and slammed them for asking for #25,000 to play at their ‘Day At The Races’ gigs.

Bellamy told NME.COM: “I find it difficult to swallow coming from a band that apparently demanded #1.7 million for Reading Festival. I have no recollection of ever being offered the gig and as we have played with Stereophonics in the USA and got on well with them, I would have done the gigs for free. But, with this display of two-facedness, I will only support them for #2 million and would advise them to use their wood-chopping skills to build me a private Portaloo!”

A Stereophonics spokesperson played down the row, saying: “It was a flippant comment by Kelly, probably not the best thing to say, but the money is just down to the money men who sort these things out.”