Quick Hits: Muse, Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Outasight, Interpol
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has spoken out against the use of the Brit rockers' songs by right wing politicians and media figures. In a new interview with Britain's Observer On Sunday, the singer/guitarist says, "In the U.S. the conspiracy theory subculture has been hijacked by the right to try to take down people like Obama and put forward rightwing libertarianism." He added that the band's 2009 single "Uprising "was requested by so many politicians in America for use in their rallies and we turned them down on a regular basis." Bellamy adds that "When I dabble in watching the news and reading about current events I tend to get a future negative view and that's something I've dealt with through music. It's quite possible I'm slightly paranoid. But I'd say making music is an expression of feelings of helplessness and lack of control that I think a lot of people can relate to." Muse's new album The 2nd Law is in stores next week.
Christina Aguilera has released the video for "Your Body," the lead single from her upcoming album Lotus, due out November 13. In the clip, Aguilera goes on a rampage, seducing then destroying a series of men. You can see the "Your Body" video below:
Just yesterday it was reported that Nicki Minaj may have a few new TV projects in the works. Apparently she has three of them, as the E! network has announced Minaj will star in three different specials for the cable channel, starting in November. MTV News reports the specials will include previously unseen footage of Minaj's personal and professional life.
Up-and-coming Warner Bros. Pop artist Outasight (aka Richard Andrew) will release his debut album, Nights Like These, on November 19. Outasight is currently on the road with 3OH!3 and will tour college campuses this fall with Cobra Starship.
Interpol will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first album Turn On The Bright Lights with a deluxe reissue on November 20 via Matador. The New York rockers' debut will be remastered with a hardbound book of unreleased photos, a second disc of b-sides and rarities and a DVD as well. Interpol singer Paul Banks will also release a new solo album, Banks, on October 23.