Muse has recently been part of the soundtrack for the Twilight franchise
Muse’s bassist Chris Wlastenholme has opened up about his position towards being part of the soundtrack of the Twilight saga, and he doesn’t feel very proud of it: "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," he told BBC Newsbeat.
The Twilight saga has included three songs from the British band: : 'Supermassive Black Hole' for the first film, 'I Belong To You' for New Moon and 'Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)' for Eclipse.
The rationale behind this move was to raise the popularity among US population: "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. When we were in the studio writing it ['Neutron Eclipse'], one minute they said they wanted to use it in the end credits, then they said they wanted to use it in another scene,” Wlastenholme said.
I understand his position, but there is nothing to be ashamed of. The movies are ok…and during those difficult times, you gotta do what you gotta do to make things work. I believe Muse’s move has been courageous and smart and I have to say that these songs are a huge added value to the flicks.