Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘I’m trying to convince Richard Branson to let us record in space’

Singer says making an intergalactic video would be “cool”

Muse’s Matt Bellamy has revealed that the band want to record a song in outer space.

The singer claimed that either recording a track or filming a music video in space would be “cool”, and that he had been trying to persuade entrepreneur Richard Branson to give them a free flight with Virgin Galactic when they launch their commercial flight scheme.

As reported by Contactmusic, Bellamy said: “We’re trying to blag a free trip on it [Virgin Galactic]. I’m going to try to convince Richard Branson to let us make a music video or record a song up there. I think that would be cool. Would I be scared? I think I’ll be alright.”

Bellamy also revealed that he had been developing an interest in astronomy after being given a telescope as a gift by fans after a show in Moscow. “The crowd in Moscow were probably the most intense we’ve ever had,” he said. “They were going mental and they bought me a big telescope. It’s a big, real, serious piece.

“I set it up when I got home and looked at the moon. Fucking hell, have you ever looked at the moon through a telescope? It’s all mountains and stuff, it’s unbelievable.”

Earlier this year, Muse dismissed rumours that they would start working on a new LP without Bellamy as “a load of bollocks”. They are set to headline this year’s Reading And Leeds Festivals, playing the Friday slot (August 26) at Leeds before closing the Reading festival on Sunday (August 28).

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