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Muse exposed

They plan a behind-the-scenes documentary, with a twist

  • 26/01/10
  • Lucy O'Doherty

Muse have revealed that they hope to make a film about life on tour, in the style of Nirvana's Live! Tonight! Sold Out!

The band have released live DVDs throughout their career, starting with 2002's Hullabaloo, followed by 2005's Absolution Tour, and H.A.A.R.P. which features their Wembley Stadium gigs from 2007.

But bassist Chris Wolstenholme says this time they want to do something a bit different: "We'd like to something a little bit more along the lines of a touring documentary as opposed to just a live gig this time."

"Each tour it seems to get bigger and bigger, it's pretty crazy, there are probably 70 or 80 people

Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme

"Something a little bit more like Nirvana's Live! Tonight! Sold Out! I think that was one of the best tour documentaries I've ever watched; just life on the road and what it's like, with obviously a bit of music here and there, and other loads of other random stuff as well."

Most of the shows Muse play are recorded, so there'll be no shortage of footage, and Chris thinks it would be good to feature some of their touring family:

"We've got the same people with us everywhere; we've got our core crew of people that have been with us for years, then outside of that you have the PA and the lighting crew."

"Each tour it seems to get bigger and bigger and there are more buses and more trucks. It's pretty crazy, there are probably 70 or 80 people on tour when we do the big European shows."

Australia day

Chris was speaking to Australia's Triple J radio station whilst on tour with the Big Day Out festival.

The touring event kicked off back on 17 January in the Gold Coast Parklands and winds up on Sunday in Perth.

As 6 Music is celebrating Australia Day today, we caught up with a few of the acts on the line up.

Groove Armada are there, and they think there's no downside to playing the Australian event:

"Well it's 40 degrees hotter than it was when we did rehearsals before leaving for the tour, and its a combination of brilliant gigs, sunshine and a couple of beers, so it's not bad!"

The line up also includes Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal, Ladyhawke, The Mars Volta, Kasabian, The Horrors and Calvin Harris, as well as Peaches.

She's touring the show she developed in Las Vegas, but however ambitious, she says her gigs always end the same way:

"Yes, I have crazy costumes but I always end up in my underwear somehow. I can rock you in my underwear and you'll have a great time, it'll be a huge show."

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