Muse frontman Matt Bellamy firmly shot down the prospect of doing a solo album in an interview with Rolling Stone this week. Asked if he ever thought about making one, Bellamy replied, “No, not really. No. I’ve got no interest in that. I really enjoying playing with the other band members, collaborating and so on. I would consider doing things on my own for film and stuff like that where it’s not really a vanity kind of deal.”
Bellamy formed Muse in the early ’90s with bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard. The band will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year.
Bellamy said, “The band has gone on this pretty insane journey since we formed as teenagers.”
When reminded that a lot of bands don’t make it to the 20-year mark, Bellamy remarked, “Yeah, it’s actually the industry. It’s such a negative energy. I just stay away from record company people these days. I stay away from business talk because what you hear is always negative. I’m like, ‘What are you talking about? I just played for 60,000 people. It’s f***ing great.'”
Muse released a concert album and Blu-ray/DVD titled Live At Rome Olympic Stadium on Tuesday (December 3rd). The massive show was filmed with high definition cameras in front of 60,000 fans.
The trio plan to spend 2014 working on their seventh studio album, which will follow up last year’s The 2nd Law.