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article imageRock band Muse resist Glenn Beck appraisal

By David James Young     Sep 18, 2009 in Entertainment
American talk-radio host Glenn Beck had nothing but high praise for British rock band Muse and their new album, "The Resistance". That was, of course, until the band themselves asked for the comments to be retracted.
On his radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, the 45-year-old heaped acclaim onto The Resistance earlier this week.
"It is absolutely fantastic", he enthused.
"These guys are brilliant - they know the time that we live in. Y'know, they're Libertarians from England."
His source for this was his sound engineer, who had also worked with the band. Beck goes on to speak about lead single "United States of Eurasia", and how the lyrics speak for what the future holds for America and Europe in terms of political context. Other praise given includes comparing member Matthew Bellamy's piano compositions to Chopin, and claiming the band to be "ahead of everybody else".
Later in the program, however, Beck reports that "a representative of Muse" has emailed him, asking him to extract his endorsement of the band.
"Apologies [to Muse] for saying I liked them", Beck says with a laugh, with the laughter of others being heard in the studio. "I didn't mean to destroy all their credibility and coolness".
Neither party have commented further on the situation.
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