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Muse set to run hometown of Teignmouth for a day

Council in band's hometown hope to hand over the town's affairs to rockers for 24 hours


Muse set to run hometown of Teignmouth for a day



Westcountry superstars Muse are in discussions with Teinbridge council about the band running their hometown of Teignmouth for a day in the near future.

The council are hoping to encourage youngsters to take an interest in local politics, and hope that securing the 'Supermassive Black Hole' stars will inspire a generation.

"We're still in talks to get things sorted. It's vital for the council to engage with younger generation," says council leader Jeremy Christopers, who claims that the band's most recent album tackles the same issues that politicians are dealing with.

"Muse have been busy on tour promoting their album The 2nd Law. The album has songs about global warming and sustainable living, which are important issues."

Watch Muse perform 'Time Is Running Out' at London's Emirates Stadium below

The band may deal with ethical matters in their music, but when it comes to live shows, the band recently revealed some rather shady dealings from their recent tour.

“In Rome, we had to bribe people with thousands of Euros just to be allowed to blast our fire effects," Matt Bellamy told The Sun newspaper. "We had to phone the British Embassy in Rome and argue with some official. If you want to do things like this on the move, it’s quite a big deal.

"It’s pretty bloody expensive, though,” he added. “It’s pretty mind-boggling how much, actually."

Muse were recently named as Gigwise readers favourite band to headline Glastonbury 2014.

Below: Muse team up with Bify Clyro for huge Amsterdam gig, 2013


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