The National Post recently had the opportunity to chat with Muse’s front man Matthew Bellamy about the band’s new album, The Resistance. They are going ot post the entire interview tomorrow, but here is an excerpt for now:
National Post:You have a song on the new Twilight film. Are you a fan?
Matt Bellamy:Well, I liked The Lost Boys in the ’80s. I remember that one had a pretty good soundtrack as well. This sort of film struck me as this generations version of The Lost Boys. It was actually Stephenie Meyer who approached the band quite a few years before the film was name, just as she was becoming known. She came to a concert in Phoenix, in Arizona – I think that’s where she lived, or she lived nearby. She was very friendly, and she told us that she liked the music and that she’d like to use the music in the films. It was a few years later that the filmmakers came to us, and we said sure. I had no idea [the first film] was going to be a film as it was, I thought is was going to be an indie film.
Looks like one of Stephenie Meyer‘s favorite bands, Muse, is in negotiations with Chris Weitz about being featured on the New Moon soundtrack! MTV reports the following:
“As MTV News has exclusively learned, Muse has planned to have a conversation with “New Moon” director Chris Weitz to discuss contributing a song to the film’s soundtrack. This would be the second “Twilight” franchise soundtrack appearance for the band, following the inclusion of “Supermassive Black Hole” in the first film in 2008. “I think I’m having a phone call with the director tomorrow,” Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy said during some downtime at their VMA rehearsal. “He wants to use a song off the new album, so we’re going to talk about that. That could be cool.” The track would come from Muse’s upcoming album, The Resistance, though they’re not yet certain which song Weitz has his eye on. “We don’t know which one, so that’s what we’re going to talk about,” Bellamy said. “Hopefully we’ll work something out.”
Wooooooo! Looks like the New Moon Movie soundtrack will hit stores in approximately 3 short months! (October 13th to be exact)! The Official New Moon Movie Soundtrack blog was recently updates with the following:
“We are happy to announce that the New Moon soundtrack will be in stores on October 13th! That will give you all plenty of time to get to know the music before the movie is in theaters on November 20th. As Chris Weitz has mentioned, artists such as Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, Muse, and Band of Skulls are being discussed for the soundtrack but nothing is confirmed so far. Stay tuned to www.newmoonthesoundtrack.com for exciting information about the official soundtrack pre-order, which will get you tons of extras and exclusives before the album arrives!”