After the band slammed him for using their music to support his right-wing views, Beck writes an open letter.
Posted on Oct 03, 2012 02:43 pm
After the band slammed him for using their music to support his right-wing views, Beck writes an open letter to thank them for "singing words that resonate with man in his struggle to be free".
Glenn Beck has written an open letter to Muse after they criticised him for "hijacking" their music to support his right-wing views.
Beck read the letter and expanded on his love of Muse on his show this morning, which you can see in the player below.
He reveals that their music motivates his creative writing because "they put me in the right state of mind... their words are brilliant. They are so far ahead of everybody else".
The letter reads: "As uncomfortable as it might be for you, I will still play your songs loudly. To me your songs are anthems that beg for choruses of unity and pose the fundamental question facing the world today - can man rule himself?
"In the Venn Diagram of American politics, where the circles of crimson and blue overlap, there's a place where you and I meet. It's a place where guys who cling to their religion, rights, and guns, connect with godless, clinched-fist-tattoo, guys".
It continues: "I realize that converts are pretty hard to come by when the stakes are so high and the spotlight so bright, but I thank you for singing words that resonate with man in his struggle to be free".
Muse released their new album "The 2nd Law" last week to positive reviews.
Meanwhile, the MTV European Music Awards have confirmed Muse, No Doubt and Taylor Swift as live acts for their forthcoming ceremony on November 11.
Watch Glenn Beck discuss how he felt bullied by the Muse comments here:
Is Beck right that Muse share some fundamental beliefs with him? Are right-wing figures wrongly victimised for being vocal in their beliefs? Share your opinion in the comments.