Muse writes Olympics anthem
Muse have written the soundtrack to the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
Frontman Matt Bellamy was inspired by the spirit of the Games when composing Survival, and now the track has been chosen for use throughout important events at the sporting spectacular, which kicks off next month.
A statement on the band's website reads, "We are very excited to announce that a Muse song, Survival, has been selected by the London Olympic committee to be the main official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Matt wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It's about total conviction and pure determination to win.
"The song will be played throughout the Games including when athletes enter the stadium, in the lead-up to the medal ceremony and also as the theme for all international TV coverage...
"We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe."
Muse's big announcement comes just one month after the trio took part in the Olympic torch relay, carrying the famous flame through their hometown of Teignmouth, Devon on the second day of its 70-day journey across the U.K.