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Muse & Warner Music Sued Over 'Exogenesis' Symphonies

Muse & Warner Music Sued Over 'Exogenesis' Symphonies -

Devonshire three piece, Muse have hit a rich vein of form these past few years filling stadiums worldwide with their symphonic rock anthems whilst wowing audiences thanks to their elaborate & forward thinking live shows.  

However recently the band & their record label, Warner Music, have found themselves at the foot of a legal dispute over their 'Exogenesis' symphonies which feature on their 2009 hit album, 'The Resistance.'

According to Courthouse News, Mr. Charles Bollfrass is seeking $3.5 million after claiming that Muse 'ripped off' his idea of a sci-fi rock opera about space travel following the demise of planet earth. The songwriter filed the lawsuit in a Manhattan court last week and accused Muse of stealing his "cinematic science-fiction rock opera" idea.

Bollfrass, who is being represented in court by Robert Kleinman and Kerry O'Brien, claims that he approached the trio along with two other as-yet unnamed bands,in 2005 about composing a score for the project, which Matt Bellamy and co allegedly rejected. Bollfrass also claims the album art for 'The Resistance' features an image that the band stole from the storyboards of his rock opera. He is attempting to sue Warner Music & Muse for copyright infringement, unfair trade practices and unfair competition.

In related news Muse release their new album 'The 2nd Law' on October 1 and will undertake a short UK arena tour in the same month.


Issue #74

Jim Root

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