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US Conservative Glenn Back Writes Open Letter To Muse: "I Will Still Play Your Music Loudly"

Thursday, 04 October 2012 Written by Elliott Batte
US Conservative Glenn Back Writes Open Letter To Muse: "I Will Still Play Your Music Loudly"

Notorious US conservative Glenn Beck has written an open letter to Muse and Matt Bellamy - with whom he has an on-going ‘feud’ of sorts - explaining why he loves their music, and why he won’t stop using their music in his campaigning.

Muse and Beck have come head to head over the politician’s praise of the band - which has seen him publicly commend them many times in the past - with Muse unhappy that at Beck ‘hijacked’ their music to help with his plans to “take down people like Obama and put forward right-wing libertarianism.”

While Beck has often explained his live for the band, he’s not printed an open letter thanking Bellamy and co. for their music and, in particular, their track ‘Uprising’, which features on their 2009 album ‘The Resistance’.

Beck wrote: “As uncomfortable as it might be for you, I will still play your songs loudly. To me your songs are anthems that beg for choruses of unity and pose the fundamental question facing the world today – can man rule himself? In the Venn Diagram of American politics, where the circles of crimson and blue overlap, there's a place where you and I meet. It's a place where guys who cling to their religion, rights, and guns, connect with godless, clinched-fist-tattoo, guys.

“You seem to have a pretty good grasp of comparative US and European politics, but maybe there's a pattern that you're underestimating. Throughout history, leaders have used music to lull young people into a sense of security and euphoria. They've used artists to create the illusion that they can run a country that keeps all the good and wipes out all the bad. Think Zurich 1916. Think artists getting behind guys like Lenin and Trotsky. Think of pop culture's role in the Arab Spring. The youth rises up, power structures crumble, and worse leaders are inserted.

“Matthew, I realise that converts are pretty hard to come by when the stakes are so high and the spotlight so bright, but I thank you for singing words that resonate with man in his struggle to be free. Good luck on the new record.”

If Beck wants to catch Muse live this year, he’ll have to hop on a plane to Europe - or over here in the UK, where the band will be performing later this month. If you’re a fan, you can find tickets to any of Muses shows using the dates and links below.

Muse UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows:

Wed October 24th 2012 - SECC, Glasgow
Fri October 26th 2012 - The O2, London
Sat October 27th 2012 - The O2, London
Tue October 30th 2012 - LG Arena, Birmingham
Thu November 1st 2012 - Manchester Arena, Manchester
Sat November 3rd 2012 - The O2 Dublin, Dublin

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