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Origin Teignmouth, Devon, England, UK
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
New prog
Space Rock
Years active 1994—present
Label(s) East West Records
Mushroom Records
Warner Music Group
Website Website
Matt Bellamy
Dominic Howard
Chris Wolstenholme

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Muse May Never Release Another Album

March 13, 2008
Muse May Never Release Another AlbumMuse have revealed that they may never release another album, instead opting to put out a series of songs every few months.

The comments mean that ‘Black Holes & Revelations’ could be their swansong album as they look to new ways to distribute their music.

Frontman Matthew Bellamy said: "I like the idea of releasing a series of songs, every month or every couple of months - just putting songs out there.

"Almost like making the single a more prominent format and then every few years doing a 'best of' from that period and that would be the album.

“So in other words, throw out songs every couple of months and see how people like them, and whichever ones people like, stick that on a record of 11 tracks."

However, in the interview with the NME, Bellamy admitted that control of the decision still lands with their label: “We're under a traditional contract at the moment with Warners, so it's whether they're susceptible to doing things differently.”

If Muse were given the green light to axe the album format, they would follow in the footsteps of Ash who have also promised not to release another traditional-style record.

Muse’s plans are in stark contrast to the views of Elbow’s Guy Garvey who told Gigwise last week that the album format should be protected.

Garvey said that iTunes and other download stores should allow artists to lock their albums so fans can’t just download single songs.

(by Scott Colothan)

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