Muse to start work on new record in May

Muse will begin working on their seventh album next month and hope to have it complete by the end of the year

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Rock band Muse

Rock band Muse

Muse will begin working on their seventh album next month.

The rock band - made up of Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme - are planning their next release and hope to complete it by the end of 2014.

Drummer Dominic told radio station KROQ: "We're going to go back in May and start working on some new stuff, so I think we'll start recording it this year.

"If we can get something out this year, that would be great, but definitely next year."

The 'Madness' hitmakers, who performed at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the weekend in Indio, California, previously said they want the follow-up to 2012's 'The 2nd Law' to be more "stripped back".

Matt said: "I have a strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we've experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff."

Meanwhile, Muse have spoken out about the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death and how Nirvana inspired the band during their early years.

Howard said: "They were massively influential to us when we were growing up.

"They're one of the reasons we picked up instruments and decided to start a band in the first place."

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