WEMBLEY STADIUM ROCKERS MUSE COMPILE EXCLUSIVE CD FOR NME READERS – AND RECORD A NEW TRACK!

NME - the most iconic music magazine in the world - has teamed up with space-rockers Muse for a very special curated album - The Supermassive Selection - free with the June 13 issue of the magazine. Muse - who have sold over 7 million albums worldwide - have hand-picked 12 of their favourite tracks to listen to before going on stage, and put them together on this compilation album offered exclusively to NME readers. What's more, the CD also features Muse's brand new track Man of Mystery, which was recorded exclusively for NME in Italy. This marks the second exclusive recording for NME readers by a world-class act in as many weeks, following the White Stripes giveaway with the June 9 issue. The Supermassive Selection CD sleeve will also feature a special message to NME readers from the band (see image attached). NME editor Conor McNicholas says: "It's amazing that Muse have taken the time to record a new track just for readers of the NME. It was finished at 3 o'clock in the morning in a studio in Italy between European dates. They almost missed the next gig because they were trying to get it done. This is the second week running that NME has showcased new material from global artists. Muse join The White Stripes in helping make NME the best value and most cutting-edge music magazine in the world." The partnership is perfectly timed to deliver Muse fans with a unique insight into the current tour bus playlist prior to their sell out gigs at the new Wembley stadium on June 16/17, which are sure to be a super massive success. Muse, a band renowned for stunning live performances, will be the first group to play at the new stadium - with Dirty Pretty Things, The Streets, Shy Child and My Chemical Romance confirmed as just some of the great supporting acts! Winners of Best Rock Act and Best Headline Act at last year's UK Festival Awards for their performance at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals, Muse have selected some of the songs they've cranked up just before putting on some of their greatest performances. The three-piece also scooped the prize for Best British Band at this year's NME Awards, beating the likes of Kasabian, Oasis and Arctic Monkeys to take the crown. IPC Ignite senior marketing manager Nick New says: "This CD is a real must-have for Muse fans and music lovers alike! It's pretty cool to hear a new Muse recording, but their collection is so eclectic you cannot fail to take something new away from it. All I'd say is make sure you play it very loud!" The Muse curated CD is covermounted free with the issue of NME on sale June 13, priced £2.10, and will be supported by a large promotional campaign. Full track listing: 1. Lord Buckley - The Train 2. Gustav Holst - Mars: The Bringer of War 3. Clor - Good Stuff 4. The Flaming Lips - The Yeah Yeah Yeah song 5. Lightening Bolt - Magic Mountain 6. Shy Child - Generation Y (we got it) 7. Death From Above - Blood on Our Hands 8. Does it Offend You, Yeah? - Battle Royale 9. CSS - Alala 10. Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry (Live) 11. Bjork - Triumph of a Heart 12. Muse - Man of Mystery 13. Lord Buckley - The Nazz The Supermassive Selection CD follows hot on the heels of another global supergroup partnership, after an exclusive tie-up with The White Stripes saw readers gifted with a covermounted vinyl single of The White Stripes track Rag and Bone. The track represented the first hard material available to fans anywhere in the world from the forthcoming album, Icky thump. - ends - About NME NME is the biggest-selling and most respected music weekly in the world. Every week it gives its readers the most exciting, wittiest, most authoritative coverage of the very best in music. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Anna Gawan, press officer, IPC Media on 020 314 85405