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- Posted on Jun 1st 2011 11:30AM by Andrew Kerr
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Muse are to commence work on their new album without singer Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme has revealed.
With Bellamy currently taking time out from the band as he prepares for the arrival of his first child with fiancée Kate Hudson, songwriting duties have been passed on to Wolstenholme.
Understandably, the bassist is slightly apprehensive. He told The Sun, "Matt's raised the bar quite high in terms of songwriting. I'm a bit nervous because I don't want to write a song and it be responsible for the demise of the band."
As previously reported by Spinner, the follow-up to 2009's 'The Resistance' is set to be a heavier affair if drummer Dominic Howard has his way. He said, "Matt showed me a few chords recently. Who knows, it might be softer rock, but then it's up to me and Chris to make it heavy again. A heavy rock lullaby! But I'm sure it will move forward in some way."