Reporting Jay Tilles
During a recent interview with Charlotte station Kiss 95.1, Muse bass player Christopher Wolstenholme spoke about the band’s current tour, their latest music video and Matt Bellamy‘s impending nuptials with fiancee Kate Hudson.
When it comes to being named “the greatest band of all time to see live by NME readers,” Wolstenholme admitted that an over-the-top live show is what Muse values most as a band.
“We obviously try to make as big of a spectacle as we can when we play live and we just love the whole excitement of the whole package,” he admits. As far as what fans can expect from this tour, he said, “I think this tour… is as far as we’ve gone in terms of production for an indoor show.”
The trio have followed up 2012 hit “Madness” with “Panic Station,” and the single’s controversial video was released just this week. Wolstenholme raved about the video shoot, noting it was “really, really fun” when they filmed it themselves in Tokyo with some simple HD cameras and “silly outfits.” “I think it’s the first video we’ve filmed where we genuinely had a fun time making it,” he said.
As a band who’s been side-by-side for nearly 20 years, it’s easy to assume they’ve gotta be pretty tight with one another. That said, Wolstenhome says that lead singer Matt Bellamy hasn’t really talked about his impending wedding to Kate Hudson. The couple has been engaged since 2011 but Wolstenhome said, “You know, it’s not a conversation that’s actually happened yet.”
However, Bellamy and Hudson’s spontaneity may take over one day, as Wolstenholme jokes, “Knowing Matt, he’ll just sort of turn up one day and just go ‘Oh, I’m getting married tomorrow.’”
Listen to the full interview with Wolstenholme over at Kiss 95.1′s site.