Muse Hit the Studio

Howard revealed the news exclusively to 6 Music before Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows' charity show at the Union Chapel in London on Wednesday night (28 May).

“It’s going really good." Howard explained. "We’ve got a studio in Italy now. It’s our place and it’s really wicked.

“About a week ago we just started on some new stuff and actually started playing some new tracks and writing some new songs. So we're just getting the ball rolling again.

“We’ve been 'off' the creative period for so long, being on tour, y'know? So once you get back together you have to start thinking that kind of way, so you have to push that ball and get it rolling.

“And we did that, and it sounded great! So we've got a few tracks together and it’s coming along, so that’s what we’re doing right now. More of that in the future”