Muse Don't Want Glenn Beck As A Fan
, October 5th, 2009 08:04
Band ask Fox News commentator to retract his endorsement
Space prog-rockers Muse forced Fox News commentator Glenn Beck to retract statements he made endorsing the band on his radio show.
Beck, known for his conservative views and attacks on Barack Obama, praised Muse's latest album The Resistance on his show, The Glenn Beck Program.
He described the album as "absolutely fantastic" and interpreted the album's political lyrics as an attack on the Obama institution and the dangers of "one world government".
He said: "These guys are brilliant, they know the time that we live in. They are libertarians from England.
"All of the lyrics are... dead on, on what's coming our way."
But during the show, a representative of the band emailed Beck and asked him to withdraw his comments as they misrepresented their political beliefs.
"They would like me to retract my endorsement," said Beck. "My apologies to Muse for saying that I like them. I didn't mean to destroy all their credibility and all their coolness.
"It's an awful album and you should never go out and buy it."