Muse Not Happy With Interest in Music From Politicians, Names Glenn Beck
American right-wingers, such as Glenn Beck, have used Muse’s music to hammer home a point about right-wing politics in the US being the face of “The Resistance,” and Muse is not happy. According to Rolling Stone, singer Matt Bellamy highlights Beck’s use of the band’s music in rightwing videos on YouTube. ”In the U.S. the conspiracy theory subculture has been hijacked by the right to try to take down people like Obama and put forward rightwing libertarianism,” said Bellamy, who describes himself as “a left-leaning libertarian – more in the realm of Noam Chomsky.” He continued, “‘Uprising’ was requested by so many politicians in America for use in their rallies and we turned them down on a regular basis.”
Bellamy continues: “When I dabble in watching the news and reading about current events I tend to get a future negative view and that’s something I’ve dealt with through music,” he said. “It’s quite possible I’m slightly paranoid. But I’d say making music is an expression of feelings of helplessness and lack of control that I think a lot of people can relate to.” use’s next album, “The 2nd Law,” is out this week, Oct. 2.