MUSE: New Music "Dig Down" and Interview with Dominic Howard

They've teamed up with a dude known for hip-hop

May 18, 2017

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Muse are back! That felt good to type. After the most insane in-the-round arena tour full of drones, special effects, and one massive blimp, the band took a couple months off to recharge.

Like Superman, they must be using the energy of the sun deciding to call Los Angeles home and start the process all over again. This time around, things are different. They're working with a dude called Mike Elizondo. He's best known for his work with Aftermath - you know Dr Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, etc. He's made rock records, too, but there's something super cool about a band who have some massive arena rock face melting anthems looking for a way to keep things interesting. With "Dig Down", a song about searching within oneself to muster the nerve to keep going, they've taken a sound like "Madness" and gone deeper.

Muse drummer Dominic Howard hopped on the phone with us to talk about only giving us one song - the only one they've finished, when they expect a new album, being stuck on hold, and who the best beatboxer in the band is...