Muse Aiming to Record in Space

Muse could become the first band to record in space if frontman Matt Bellamy has his way. The trio would love the opportunity to record a song or shoot a video on one of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic flights when the project becomes operational.

According to Contactmusic, the singer-guitarist said, "We're trying to blag a free trip on it [Virgin Galactic]. I'm going to try to convince Richard Branson to let us make a music video or record a song up there. I think that would be cool. Would I be scared? I think I'll be alright."

Bellamy has a long-held fascination with astronomy so was delighted when he received a telescope after playing a recent show in Moscow. He said, "The crowd in Moscow were probably the most intense we've ever had. They were going mental and they bought me a big telescope."

He continued, "It's a big, real, serious piece. I set it up when I got home and looked at the moon. F---ing hell, have you ever looked at the moon through a telescope? It's all mountains and stuff, it's unbelievable."