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Muse have revealed that they want to turn new album Drones into a musical - and have also unveiled a video for new track 'The Handler'. Check it out below.
The operatic space-rockers, who are no strangers to concept album, are surely the perfect fit for a stage musical? Well, it looks like the band agree.
"I think it would be great to be able to do that at some point!," said bassist Chris Wolstenholme when quizzed by Music Feeds about the possibility of a musical. "I think in the immediate future obviously it’s still an album that the fans haven’t heard, you know, so all we can really think about at this point in time is getting the album out and going on tour.
"But yeah, it would be great to be able to have it incorporated into some sort of musical or something, you know, it’s not something that we’ve ever done before, it would be very exciting to be a part of it."
The band have also been gradually releasing tracks and videos from Drones ahead of its release next week, this week dropping 'Reapers' and 'The Handler'. Now, they've released a lyric video for the latter - check it out below.
"Quite often, me and Dom [Howard, drummer] don’t always 100% know what’s going on lyrically," said Wolstenholme of the album's concept. "I know Matt had said it was a concept album and he’d had this sort of Drones idea – but you know, he didn’t really elaborate on it too much initially.
"It wasn’t really until we got to the rehearsal process – we sort of had this process of recording a lot of our rehearsals so that we could constantly go back and check against things that we’d done the previous week – and as this process sort of got deeper and deeper, you know, Matt was obviously starting to throw a lot of lyrical ideas down. And that was really when the concept became obvious to me, and that was at the point when I realised that this wasn’t just, you know, some sort of loose concept that he’d come up with, it was a real kind of story, it was something that was kind of obvious throughout that album from start to finish."
Muse release Drones on 8 June before they headline Download Festival alongside Slipknot, Kiss, Marilyn Manson and many more. See here for tickets and information - or win tickets here.
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