Even with my admitted fondness for the Twilight series, and my obvious affinity for the rock and roll, I do not have even the slightest idea what this Muse band sounds like. Fortunately, it appears I won’t even have to feel bad about it anymore: Gigwise reports this morning that the band, which has been featured on the soundtracks to the first two movies in the series, will not be involved with the third installment, Eclipse, due out in June, despite already having written a song for it. Drummer Dominic Howard seems none too pleased about it, placing the blame squarely on, who else, the suits.
“It’s the people in the movie business, completely outside of the writers and the creative types, the non-creative types I suppose are the people who are quite hard to deal with in Hollywood, so it didn’t work out.”
Or maybe the world is just getting smarter, and everyone’s starting to realize Muse was completely out-classed by Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, Death Cab, and the other indie-identified artists who appeared on the New Moon soundtrack.