Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has been in the past known for his fondness of conspiracy theories, and infamously claimed, back in 2006, that US authorities had orchestrated the attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001:
"There was a document called 'Project For The New America Century'... Which clearly says, 'We need a Pearl Harbour-level event so we can have an excuse to invade the Middle East'."
However, as NME reports, Bellamy has retracted his controversial claim, stating that he now takes a more "nuanced" approach towards politics:
"I don't believe that any more, although there are lots of questions to be answered. I still read a lot about political history, the influence of corporations and the military, but I make sure I'm reading from credible sources. I think my political views are a bit more nuanced now."
Bellamy, who was speaking to the Metro newspaper, also revealed some of the impressive stage effects that fans can expect from the band's upcoming tour... including drummer Dominic Howard being turned into a ninja:
"We have a symbolic upside-down pyramid suspended over us as we play. It will screen videos and images that relate to the songs. At some point, the pyramid will turn inside out and consume Dom's drum kit. Then Dom becomes a ninja who starts battling with corrupt businessmen... I'm serious. That's not a joke."
At a show in Koln, Germany last Thursday, Muse unveiled five new songs from their upcoming sixth LP "The 2nd Law". The songs included "Supremacy", "Panic Station", "Follow Me", "Animals" and "Save Me", which featured lead vocals from bassist Chris Wolstenholme.
"The 2nd Law" is due for release this Friday.