Muse To Be The First Band To Record In Space?
English alt-rockers Muse have always dabbled with intergalactic themes and otherworldly sounds in their music. Now it appears that they want to record those sounds first hand on a trip to outer space. Sounds crazy right? What's really crazy is that it will probably happen.
The member of the band Muse have been talking about the possibility going to space for a while now. During a recent interview with frontman Matthew Bellamy, he hinted that his pipe dream may become a reality. Bellamy told Contactmusic:
"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."
For those of you that dont know Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is a company that will soon be offering commercially available trips to space for the reasonable sticker price of $200k. Does it sound like a cool idea to record in space? Yeah, sure. Does it seem like a good one? Probably not. Imagine how difficult it would be to record a song while floating around in one of those giant spacesuits. I do admire Bellamy's ambition though.
Bellamy has always had a fascination with the moon according to his fiancee Kate Hudson, who is expecting their first child together soon. Bellamy also spoke about a gift he was given after a recent show that probably furthered his obsession with the moon:
"The crowd in Moscow were probably the most intense we've ever had. 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. F---ing hell, have you ever looked at the moon through a telescope? It's all mountains and stuff, it's unbelievable."
Muse is currently in the early stages of writing for a new album that they've said will most likely be out next year. It will probably take much longer than that if they try to fit this "space jam" into the schedule, let's just hope they don't encounter a 'Supermassive Black Hole' in their travels.