British astronaut Tim Peake says Muse sound ‘even better in orbit’

Peake played 'Starlight' at the request of the band

British astronaut Tim Peake has sent a message to Muse from space hailing their 2006 single ‘Starlight’.

The band asked Peake to give the track a spin during his time on the International Space Staton via their Twitter page and to let them know how it sounded in space. The astronaut tweeted the band back saying, “Sounded great on Earth, but even better in orbit!”

During his launch last month, Peake also chose Queen‘s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, U2’s ‘Beautiful Day’ and Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’ to be played as he made his way to the space station.

Peake is expected to spend six months aboard the International Space Station. He is the first British astronaut to fly into space since Helen Sharman spent a week on the Soviet space station Mir in May 1991.

Meanwhile, recent reports claimed that Muse are set to headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival. The band, last topped the Pyramid Stage bill at Worthy Farm in 2010, having also headlined for the first time in 2004.

Following reports that Adele is also in talks to headline next year’s festival, Muse are reportedly set to headline the Saturday leg for the 2016 event.

A source alleges: “Muse are a Glastonbury no-brainer for a headline booking. They know what it takes to put on a huge show and there’s no bigger stage than the Pyramid. Matt and the boys have a huge back catalogue that will be brilliant for a Saturday night set.”

The report also claims that Coldplay and Foo Fighters will headline the other two headline slots, contradicting previous reports that Adele will make her Glastonbury debut in 2016.