Muse single chosen as official Olympics song
UK alternative rock band Muse has had their new song adopted as the official song of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Survival will be played throughout sports sessions in all London 2012 venues during the entire Games – when athletes enter the stadium, the lead up to the medal ceremonies and the track can be used by international broadcasters
The group, made up of Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme, launched the Rock The Games music programme this week, which Survival is spearheading.
Bellamy said: “It’s a huge honour to have the track chosen as such a major part of the London 2012 Olympic Games. I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win”.
Since forming in 1994 Muse has released five studio albums, selling in excess of 15 million albums worldwide.
The group has won numerous awards including 5 MTV Europe Music Awards, 5 Q awards, eight NME awards, two Brit awards, four Kerrang! awards, and one Grammy.
The group’s last album The Resistance was their third No. 1 in the UK and reached the top in 19 countries in total.
Muse will release their new studio album The 2nd Law in September.
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