Muse have been putting the boot into the Rolling Stones simply insane ticket prices (see here for more on that). Bassist (and occasional vocalist) Chris Wolstenholme, speaking to journalists from the Daily Star at yesterdays Q Awards, offered his view on touring:
"We've always tried to keep prices as low as we can so people can come and watch us.
"What's reasonable for one person isn't reasonable to another, but there really is only so much money a band needs."
"It's important to make some money but we don't always break even because the most important thing is to go out and play live.
"We could earn more if we wanted to by cutting production costs, but it's not about that."
This is in sharp contrast to the Stones Keith Richards, who has said he 'hates charging over-the-top prices' for tickets- but is set to make around £16million from the bands 4 forthcoming dates.
Muse- who picked up Best Band in the World at Q Awards- are about to hit the UK leg of their tour in support of new album The 2nd Law. The tour kicked off in Montpellier, France, with the opening show described as 'insane' by fans. You can watch some surprisingly good quality fan footage of it below.