From Devon, UK, progressive rock band Muse has given us a plethora of heavy, electronic rock songs to enjoy, and with each brightly lit live performance, our amazement never ceases to quiver.
The band closed Reading Festival last night with a boom as they invited famed AC/DC drummer Brian Johnson on stage for the set’s encore, which included Muse’s take on the classic rock band’s “Back in Black.”
“He’s back!” frontman Matt Bellamy shouted into the microphone after a series of glitches with the sound. At the end of the show, Johnson said to Bellamy and his band, “Thank you so much, thank you boys.”
Johnson’s involvement in the 2017 Reading Festival finale show comes in as the drummer’s first appearance on stage since his leave from AC/DC last year.
As for Muse, Bellamy and band mates Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard took a significant break from writing and recording music while on their ultra successful Drones World Tour, which kicked off back in 2015 and came to an end earlier this year.
The band is back in action while based in Los Angeles as they resume their creative standpoints in working with American music producer and songwriter Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem). The eighth studio album is clearly in the works at the moment, but news of the ongoing recording process can be found on Muse’s official website.
Muse, however did release a stand-alone single just three months ago, with no hint as to whether it might appear on the band’s next record or not.
Listen to “Dig Down” below.