7 Days speaks to Chris

In advance of Muse's headline performance at the Dubai Desert Rock Festival on March 8th, Chris Wolstenholme was interviewed by 7DAYS, an English-language tabloid in the United Arab Emirates.

Are you ready to Desert Rock?

It’s nearly that time of year again. Time to dust off those leather trousers, let that hair down and etch on another tattoo - as the head-banging Desert Rock Concert is coming to town. It all dates back to 2004, when Centre Stage Management embarked on a mission to bring a fully fledged rock festival to the Middle East. Of course, they had to start somewhere, so the first annual Desert Rock Concert featured two rock bands, The Rasmus and Juliana Down.

The headliner, Limp Bizkit, cancelled 48 hours before the concert, allegedly because they felt “unsafe” coming to this region. But, despite the cancellation (10,000 tickets had been sold) some 3,500 fans rocked to nearly three hours of their favourite music genre.
Since that day, the Desert Rock Festival has become one of Dubai’s most anticipated gigs, with the past few years seeing major rock names such as The Darkness, Machine Head, Iron Maiden, Robert Plant, Incubus and Megadeth take to the stage. This year the line-up is as impressive as ever. It’s going to be two days packed full of moshing music and headlining bands include Korn, Slash’s Velvet Revolver and Brit rockers, Muse.

With less than three weeks to go, we caught up with Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, keyboards and vocals) from Muse to find out a bit more on… life according to Muse.
Here’s what Chris had to say... ...