Muse reveal love for Arctic Monkeys

Matt Bellamy also reveals DJ Shadow influence

Muse’s Matt Bellamy has revealed his love for Arctic Monkeys.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM backstage after the Arctic Monkeys performance at the Benicassim on Saturday (July 21), Bellamy revealed he’d come on site early just to see the band.

He said: “I thought they were brilliant. I think they’re playing really well at the moment. They’re getting ready for their big gig in the UK next week. So it’s good to see them at the peak of their playing, really.”

Bellamy also said that Muse’s famous stage show was influenced by an unlikely source.

He said: “Hopefully we’re going to have one of the most impressive video productions here. (It has) lots of DJ Shadow-influenced stuff.”

To watch the exclusive interview, click below.