Glenn Beck writes open letter to Muse: “I will still play your songs loudly”By Kelsey Fowler | October 4th, 2012 | 7 comments
Adding to the list of strange correspondence as of late, conservative commentator Glenn Beck has written an open letter to Matt Bellamy of Muse.
On Sunday, Bellamy said he felt uncomfortable with right-leaning U.S. conservatives, such as Beck, using the band’s music to “Try to take down people like Obama and put forward right-wing Libertarianism.”
Responding to the comment, Beck wrote a lengthy open letter to Bellamy explaining why he likes the music. He described the lyrics to the song “Uprising” as being “Just dead on about what’s coming our way.” Beck insists he’ll continue to play the band’s songs.
The letter says: “As uncomfortable as it might be for you, I will still play your songs loudly. To me your songs are anthems that beg for choruses of unity and pose the fundamental question facing the world today — can man rule himself?”
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