Popular British rock trio Muse and their record label Warner Music are facing a potentially large lawsuit after a man has come forward alleging the band stole his sci-fi rock opera.
NME observes the claims, which sees the band and their label looking at a $3.5 million lawsuit, stemming from allegations that Muse ripped off ‘Exogenesis’ from a rock opera of the same name.
Courthouse news initially reported the following, “Charles Bollfrass says in federal court in Manhattan that he wrote a "cinematic science-fiction rock opera" called "Exogenesis."
NME additionally offers their own reports, “Bolfrass alleges that he contacted the Devon trio and two other bands in 2005 with the idea to write a sci-fi rock opera about space travel after the demise of the planet Earth.
“He then says that Muse rejected his idea in the following year, but then alleges that the band chose to copy his idea on three tracks on their 2009 album 'The Resistance'. The tracks are titled 'Exogenesis I,' 'Exogenesis II' and 'Exogenesis III.'”