Popular British rock trio Muse have responded to claims their 2009 album, The Resistance, infringed copyright.
Yesterday we brought you the news that Muse are facing a $3.5 million lawsuit, stemming from allegations they ripped off ‘Exogenesis’ from a rock opera of the same name.
A spokesman for the band/Warner Music has since released an official statement on the matter:
"The claim is complete nonsense, and is categorically denied. It appears to be based on a 'screenplay' which the band never received or saw, produced by someone the band has never heard of. It speaks volumes that the album in question was released a full 3 years ago, and yet this is the first that has been heard of these groundless allegations".
Warner Music will aggressively defend this lawsuit, and the band is exploring what remedies may be available to them in the US in relation to these untrue and baseless allegations.