“I’m not sure how cool it is to be on those kind of things, but sometimes you’ve just got to get your music out there in different ways. It’s very difficult in America, because you don’t have anything like Radio 1, nothing is national. You have to take every opportunity you get over there, and sometimes you have to sell your soul.”
–Muse bass player Chris Wolstenholme, commenting to BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat column about his band’s involvement in the soundtracks to the films in the “Twilight” series (notably the most recent blockbuster, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”). Wolstenholme’s band has appeared on all three soundtracks, but on “Eclipse,” they had the lead single (the epic “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)”). Based on Wolstenholme’s experiences, he not only is concerned about the perception of being associated with the “Twilight” films but he also had something of a negative experience working with the makers of the films.
“When we were in the studio writing it, one minute they said they wanted to use it in the end credits, then they said they wanted to use it in another scene,” Wolstenholme explained to the BBC. “Then it was another scene, and in the end, we were like, ‘Do what you want with it, we don’t care any more.'”
“Twilight” creator Stephenie Meyer has often cited Muse as one of her favorite musical acts, which is why they are the only band to have appeared on all three soundtracks. After delaying a tour because of the birth of Wolstenholme’s first child, Muse will be back in the United States in September for another tour in support of their 2009 album Resistance.