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Muse and its record label, Warner Music, are being sued for $3.5 million by a man who claims that the British trio's 2009 song suite "Exogenesis" ripped off a science fiction rock opera that he wrote with the same name. According to NME, Charles Bolfrass filed his lawsuit in Federal Court in Manhattan last week, claiming that he contacted Muse and two other bands in 2005 about collaborating on a rock opera about the human race traveling into space after the destruction of Earth.
Although Muse allegedly rejected his proposal a year later, Bolfrass maintains that his ideas showed up in "Exogenesis I," "Exogenesis II" and "Exogenesis III," three linked tracks on the band's 2009 album The Resistance.
Bolfrass is also accusing Muse of using an idea from his own artwork for the story as the cover for The Resistance.
He is suing Warner Music and Muse for copyright infringement, unfair trade practices and unfair competition.
Meanwhile, Muse's sixth album, The 2nd Law, arrives on October 2nd, with the first single, "Madness," out now.