Muse’s new heavier tracks inspired by Slipknot | Entertainment

Matt Bellamy’s son got him into Slipknot.

The Muse frontman has revealed his 11-year-old son Bingham – whom he has with ex-fiancée Kate Hudson – loves blasting the heavy metal band’s music on the way to school, and the band’s Corey Taylor ended up partially inspiring the tone of the heavier tracks on Muse’s new album, “Will Of The People,” including “Won’t Stand Down” and “Kill Or Be Killed.”

Matt found them “intense” at first, but began to appreciate the “incredible” guitar playing upon closer listening.

He said: “This is a band I should have mentioned earlier.

“Obviously I’ve known them for a while but I’ve never really listened to them.

“My son just became a huge Slipknot fan out of the blue.

“I’m going to drive him to school and he’s going to blow this.

“I would do my best to deal with it, but the more I listened, the more I realized how amazing guitar playing was.

“I think one of them (Jim Root) uses an Orange (amp).

“So we used a bit of Orange on those two heavier tracks.”

The ‘Plug In Baby’ rocker added to Total Guitar magazine, “I never would have said we were trying to look like Slipknot – there’s nothing you can do to look like this band because they’re so unique and amazing.

“But I feel like we rediscovered them last year.

“I remember when the first album came out (self-titled, 1999) a long time ago.

“I remember listening to that for a bit and finally losing track.

“I went to see them play at a stadium in Los Angeles not long ago and it was so intense…there’s nothing like it.”

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