Muse say they're not ready to record new album

What these guys need is a muse
What these guys need is a muse

No Muse is definitely not good news for fans who have been waiting for a new Muse album since Black Holes And Revelations was released in July, 2006. And according to bassist Chris Wolstenholme, the wait might be longer than previously expected.

"There's about six or seven songs that we've started work on, but they're still very young," says Wolstenholme. "I don't think there's anything that we're ready to record yet."

A few months ago, Muse said they were headed for Italy to begin recording - and indicated that they had plenty of material written. Now, however, that appears not to be the case.

"We just wanted to get started this year, to get the ball rolling a little bit rather than wait for a year doing nothing then get in the studio, and go, 'What do we do now?' says Wolstenholme. "Sometimes you can suffer from having too much time off."

Hmm. Time off...The Italian countryside...Sounds like just the things to inspire some songwriting to us. Perhaps Muse need to get some day jobs. A little 9 to 5 action might get the creativity flowing. Meanwhile, they can sit around waiting to see if they win a Q Award for Best Act In The World Today.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.