Added on 17-Sep-2009
The New Muse Album 'Resistance' and follow up to 2006's Black Holes and Revelations sees Muse blending their stadium rock sound with classical music and opera.
A key track on the album - United States of Eurasia - has drawn comparisons to classic Queen. Asked if this was something that was quite deliberate? Don Howard replies "I guess people have thought it sounds a bit like Queen, particularly that big chord and the big harmonies," says Howard.
"When we did that in the studio we laughed a lot because it was so uplifting. It's a real chest out, hand in the air moment in the song.
He adds: "A lot of the recording process made us laugh - and that was one of those when we chuckled a lot, and we still do even when we play it live."