By: Gary Graff
Muse's latest album, the Grammy Award-nominated "The 2nd Law," has only been out for just over four months -- but that's not preventing the group from thinking about what's next.
In fact, drummer Dominic Howard tells us the group -- which also includes guitarist Matt Bellamy and bassist Christopher Wolstenholme -- has already started making some loose plans for its seventh studio album, though the actual recording is likely a long way off:
"Me and Matt have just been tentatively talking about what we're gonna do, how we're gonna do it, what we need to think about when we are gonna do it -- not really discussing musical ideas so much as how we're gonna approach it and when we're gonna to it. Been kind of having those conversations...We've just literally started touring, so we're gonna be on the road for another year or 14 months or whatever it is...We've still got loads of touring to do. Normally we'll finish touring, have a little break and then start thinking about writing new music and stuff like that."
Muse is currently on the road in North American, a trek that finishes April 26 in Quebec City. It will be back in Europe May through July, then Japan's Summer Sonic Festival in August and Rock in Rio in September. The band is also set to headline War Child Brit Awards concert on February 18 at Shepherd's Bush Empire.
Muse is nominated for two Grammys, Best Rock Album for "The 2nd Law" and Best Rock Song for "Madness." The ceremony takes place February 10 in Los Angeles.
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