Matt Bellamy has revealed that a big influence on the new Muse album is U2. Whoever would have thought?
Frontman Matt Bellamy told Classic Rock magazine: ''We toured with U2 last year in South America. And there's definitely a little bit of influence come on to this album, a little bit of [1991 album] 'Achtung Baby' here and there.''Muse have been pushing stadium-shaped vacant bombast for years; surely the U2 influence has always been obvious?