During a recent interview with Charlotte station Kiss 95.1, Muse bass player Christopher Wolstenholme spoke about the band’s current tour, their latest music video and Matt Bellamy‘s impending nuptials with fiancee Kate Hudson.
When it comes to being named “the greatest band of all time to see live by NME readers,” Wolstenholme admitted that’s what they love most as a band. “We obviously try to make as big of a spectacle as we can when we play live and we just love the whole excitement of the whole package,” he admits. As far as what fans can expect from this tour, he said, “I think this tour… is as far as we’ve gone in terms of production for an indoor show.”
Muse recently released their 6th album, The 2nd Law, which features the smash hit “Madness” and their newest alternative hit “Panic Station,” for which a controversial video was released just this week. Wolstenholme continued raving about the shoot, citing that it was “really, really fun” when they filmed it in Japan with some simple HD cameras and “silly outfits.” “I think it’s the first video we’ve filmed where we genuinely had a fun time making it!,” he exclaimed.
As a band who’s been side-by-side for nearly 20 years, it’s easy to assume they’ve gotta be pretty tight with each other, however, Wolstenhome says that lead singer Matt Bellamy hasn’t really talked about his impending wedding to Kate Hudson. The couple has been engaged since 2011 but Wolstenhome said, “You know, it’s not a conversation that’s actually happened yet so…”
Though Bellamy and Hudson’s spontaneity may take over one day as Wolstenholme jokes, “Knowing Matt, he’ll just sort of turn up one day and just go ‘Oh, I’m getting married tomorrow.’”
Muse is currently on a their world tour in support of current album The 2nd Law, with dates across Europe before returning to America in late summer, starting with a North Carolina show on September 3.
Listen to the full interview with Wolstenholme over at Kiss 95.1′s site.