Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘My Politcal Views Are More Nuanced Now’

    Muse frontman and erstwhile conspiracy theorist Matt Bellamy revealed to Metro that he’s amended his previous public remarks concerning 9/11. In 2006, he told CMU he believed the attacks to be an “inside job,” which promptly earned him the reputation of David Icke disciple (along with other high-profile ‘truthers’ like Robbie Williams and Noel Gallagher).

    Now, apparently, he’s had a change of heart, claiming his political views are more “nuanced”

    I don’t believe that anymore, 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.

    Earlier this year, Bellamy and his fiancee, actress Kate Hudson, attended the annual Correspondents’ Dinner at the White House and found themselves seated at the same table as General Colin Powell. Calling Powell a “lovely man,” Bellamy said he and Hudson “asked him lots of questions” and the former Secretary of State didn’t “fanny about” when discussing the ‘military-industrial complex.’

    Muse’s new album The 2nd Law drops Oct. 2 in the U.S. They have a handful of UK tour dates in October and will play the iTunes Festival in London at the end of this month.