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Teignmouth, England, United Kingdom (1994 – present)

Muse are an alternative rock band from Teignmouth, England, United Kingdom. The band consists of Matthew Bellamy on lead vocals, piano, keyboard and guitar, Chris Wolstenholme on backing vocals and bass guitar, and Dominic Howard on drums and percussion.

They have been friends since their formation in early 1994 and changed band names a number of times (such as Gothic Plague, Fixed Penalty, and Rocket Baby Dolls) before adopting the name Muse. Since the release of their fourth album, Morgan Nicholls has also appeared with the band at live performances to provide keyboards, samples/synth, and backing vocals.

Their sound is a blend of , music, , , spanish guitars, and . Usually they use the bass line as the driving force, often with the guitar providing only an extra layer to the song rather than carrying the melody, the bass has distortion and other effects applied to it to achieve a greater weight, allowing the guitar to digress from the main tune and play higher notes. Another peculiarity is Muse´s piano style in many of their songs; their music has been inspired by the works of Romantic pianist-composers such as Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Liszt, and has thus resulted in a fusion of Romantic style with modern rock.

The band is known for their energetic live performances and front man Matthew Bellamy’s eccentric and avid interests in global conspiracy, extraterrestrial life, theology and the apocalypse (as much as in Space and theoretical physics). Their lyrical themes involve madcap conspiracy theory, revolutionary rabble-rousing, weird stuff about aliens (or Zetas, if you please), religions and other such classic Muse concerns.

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  • darklinke

    I'm ready for an new ERA [3]

    2 hours ago Reply
  • understanding0

    I'm ready for an new ERA [2]

    4 hours ago Reply
  • planetJARNE

    I will never stop loving them, ever [10] God, why must they tease us so much? I WANT THE ALBUM NOW! [5] The new album's title is DRONES, can't-fcking-wait [3] I'm ready for an new ERA

    Yesterday 4:16pm Reply
  • MachineCoil

    The band's cool, but I think Chris Martin peaked after "Kid A."

    Yesterday 1:03pm Reply
  • GhostFame

    I really dislike Muse but i will admit Bliss is a fucking incredible song

    26 Jan 7:24pm Reply
  • StopMakeTheEyes

    oh boy

    26 Jan 6:20pm Reply
  • Harry_01

    The new album's title is DRONES, can't-fcking-wait [2] I've seen it just now. The title is so typical Muse.

    26 Jan 4:50pm Reply
  • ralphamused

    I will never stop loving them, ever [9]

    26 Jan 2:50pm Reply
  • terzzii

    I will never stop loving them, ever [8]

    26 Jan 1:23pm Reply
  • terzzii

    The new album's title is DRONES, can't-fcking-wait

    26 Jan 1:23pm Reply
  • beyc4use

    I will never stop loving them, ever [7]

    26 Jan 10:42am Reply
  • darklinke

    I will never stop loving them, ever [6] God, why must they tease us so much? I WANT THE ALBUM NOW! [4]

    24 Jan 4:21pm Reply
  • Cat_MK

    I will never stop loving them, ever [3]

    23 Jan 9:16pm Reply
  • Harry_01

    *they (of course)^^ Matt plays only 15 seconds on his guitar and I'm already super excited, haha.

    23 Jan 9:44am Reply
  • izzy_zee

    God, why must the tease us so much? I WANT THE ALBUM NOW! [3]

    23 Jan 6:57am Reply
  • understanding0

    God, why must the tease us so much? I WANT THE ALBUM NOW! [2]

    22 Jan 2:35pm Reply
  • Harry_01

    God, why must the tease us so much? I WANT THE ALBUM NOW!

    21 Jan 2:50pm Reply
  • hush-a-by-heidi

    I will never stop loving them, ever [4]

    19 Jan 2:24pm Reply
  • Alcyona

    I will never stop loving them, ever [3]

    19 Jan 1:36pm Reply
  • LyaOlyaLya

    Ув.украинцы, вы видели что Мьюз делают в России аж два концерта и объезжают Украину?? в нынешней ситуации они могли бы приехать и поддержать нас в такие сложные времена для нашей страны! Давайте что-то делать!! Писать петицию, я не знаю! У кого какие идеи? давайте хоть попытаемся что-то сделать!

    17 Jan 10:02am Reply
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