On the heels of "The 2nd Law," its sixth album, Muse is hotter than ever.
In the midst of a globe-trotting tour, the band -- which has drawn comparisons to acts ranging from U2 to Queen in recent years -- even made an appearance at the Final Four in Atlanta, where it played its aptly titled "Madness."
Fortunately for local fans, the band will headline two shows at Madison Square Garden -- one tonight and again tomorrow.
He recorded the sound of his then-unborn son's heartbeat on a phone and used it to lead into the band's "Follow Me."
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Songwriter Charles Bollfrass sued Warner Music in September for $3.5 million, claiming Muse had stolen his idea for a space opera he called "Panspermia/ Exogenesis."
Muse responded vehemently, saying the claims had absolutely no merit, and earlier this month a judge agreed with the band.
In early April, Louis L. Stanton, a Manhattan-based U.S. District judge, dismissed the case, ruling that Bollfrass' idea was generally similar to the final three songs on 2009's "The Resistance" -- called the "Exogenesis: Symphony" -- but that the creators treated the themes differently.
Bollfrass claimed he contacted the band's representatives in 2005 and 2006 to see if they'd compose the score for his opera but was told the band wasn't interested in films at the time.
TOGETHER FOR A WHILE
Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Christopher Wolstenholme have made music together since they were teenagers in Devon, England, in 1994.
When they started playing together, the trio called itself Rocket Baby Dolls for a battle of the bands competition. Muse also has played under the names Gothic Plague and Fixed Penalty.
If you go
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Madison Square Garden
INFO $32.50-$65; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com