Muse fans have been named the most dedicated in music, according to a new poll taken by Gigwise.com. Out of a possible rating of 10, fans of the British trio scored 9.5 in their commitment to the group, far outdistancing second-place act Radiohead, whose followers only mustered up a score of 4.9 out of 10. Rounding out the top five were Paramore in third place, 30 Seconds To Mars in fourth, and Arctic Monkeys in fifth, with their scores all hovering around 3.9.
The least committed fans in music belonged to Justin Bieber, whose minions ranked dead last behind those of Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and others.
- Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme told us that the trio has always enjoyed making music that gets a strong response: ["You know, the best kind of reactions you can get from fans are extreme reactions. You know, I think if you want to get extreme reactions out of the people that are listening to your music, you kind of have to be a bit extreme with the music that you make. That's something that we really, really enjoy doing, you know. We don't like sitting in this kind of middle ground, you know. It's much better to have, you know, 50 percent people love you, 50 percent hate you, than it is 100 percent people to think you're all right, you know."] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . right, you know.)
- The poll was taken just as Muse is gearing up for the September release of its sixth studio album, The 2nd Law. A single called "Unsustainable" is set to arrive at radio stations in August.
- Meanwhile, another new Muse song called "Survival" was recently named as the official theme of the 2012 Olympic Games, which will take place in London this summer. "Survival" will be played throughout the Games at all venues where events are being held, including the closing medal ceremonies.
CHECK IT OUT: See the poll results at http://tinyurl.com/7ugd6mx