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Muse - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Muse Say ‘Survival’ Was Going To Be A Duet With Elton John

by Andrew Tijs on August 3, 2012

in New Music,News

Pomp-rockers Muse says that their Olympic song was originally going to feature Elton John.

Muse - Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Image: noise11.com

Muse - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

NME  quote Muse singer Matt Bellamy from a recent KROQ interview, saying that Elton was going to be the music director of the Olympics and he wanted to work with them.

He said, “Believe it or not, Elton John gave us a call and wanted to write a song for the Olympics. At one time Elton John was actually the director of the music for the Olympics. He contacted us and we thought ‘This is far out! We’re going to do a song for the Olympics with Elton John?!'”.

“So that’s how the ball started rolling way back over a year ago. But then he pulled out of the Olympics. He didn’t want to be involved anymore cause he fell out with the organisers so that left us with a half-baked idea. At that point we just let it go and carried on with making the album.”

“And then the Olympics approached us again about the ending ceremony for us to play and that’s when we played them that song and they said they loved it and wanted to make it an official song of some kind.”

Muse are preparing their long-awaited sixth album The 2nd Law, to be released on October 1.

Check out ‘Survival’ here (since they’ve disable embedding because, well, Olympics).

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