Muse Biography (Wikipedia)
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion).
Muse released their debut album, Showbiz, in 1999, showcasing Bellamy's falsetto and a melancholic alternative rock style. Their second album, Origin of Symmetry (2001), expanded their sound, incorporating wider instrumentation and romantic classical influences, and earned them a reputation for energetic live performances. Absolution (2003) saw further classical influence, with orchestra on tracks such as "Butterflies and Hurricanes", and became the first of five consecutive UK number-one albums.
Black Holes and Revelations (2006) incorporated electronic and pop elements, influenced by 1980s groups such as Depeche Mode, displayed in singles such as "Supermassive Black Hole". The album brought Muse wider international success. The Resistance (2009) and The 2nd Law (2012) explored themes of government oppression and civil uprising and cemented Muse as one of the world's major stadium acts. Their seventh album, Drones (2015), was a concept album about drone warfare and returned to a harder rock sound.
- Muse make Glastonbury historyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zgkss.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zgkss.jpg2016-06-25T17:54:00.000ZHow Muse went from the new band stage to being the first band to headline the Pyramid Stage on every night of the Glastonbury festival.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03zgpzn
Muse make Glastonbury history
- ‘They have a mind of their own. It’s AI scary!’ – Matt Bellamy battles with modern technology on tourhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqy0h.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqy0h.jpg2016-04-13T09:42:00.000ZThe Muse front man talks revolving stages, drummer’s bums and drones at gigs!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03qx9qq
‘They have a mind of their own. It’s AI scary!’ – Matt Bellamy battles with modern technology on tour
- Musehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02s2lvc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02s2lvc.jpg2015-06-23T23:00:00.000ZHighlights of Muse's set at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich 2015http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02s4cc1
- Muse in conversation with Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02sxfs9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02sxfs9.jpg2015-06-05T10:26:00.000ZDom and Matt from Muse join Radio 2's Jo Whiley to speak about the band's new album, Drones.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02szcs2
Muse in conversation with Jo Whiley
- Muse in conversation with Steve Lamacqhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02svgr9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02svgr9.jpg2015-06-04T15:31:00.000ZSteve chats to Matt and Dom ahead of the release of their seventh album, Drones.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02sxbqf
Muse in conversation with Steve Lamacq
- Muse on playing live at Wembleyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02stw21.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02stw21.jpg2015-06-03T11:15:00.000ZFrom tiny venues, to huge live shows at Wembley - the band reflect on their stadium debuthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02stntv
Muse on playing live at Wembley
- Muse perform Uno at the Radio 1 Evening Session Tourhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02stklr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02stklr.jpg2015-06-03T10:55:00.000ZAn early performance from Muse at Radio 1's Evening Session Tour in Portsmouth in 1999http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02stmlc
Muse perform Uno at the Radio 1 Evening Session Tour
- Muse on their live show ambitionshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02stkld.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02stkld.jpg2015-06-03T10:34:00.000ZMuse tell Steve Lamacq in 2003 how they wanted to inject some theatre into their shows...http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02stlkb
Muse on their live show ambitions
- Muse at the BRITshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015dkrq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015dkrq.jpg2013-02-21T17:50:00.000ZGreg chats to the Muse boys backstage at the BRIT awards.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p015dsp2
Muse at the BRITs
- Muse chat with Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015d4c1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p015d4c1.jpg2013-02-21T10:17:00.000ZEnglish rock band Muse chat with Jo, prior to performing as the opening act at this year's Brit Awards.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p015d4f0
Muse chat with Jo Whiley
- Muse chat about their intimate Radio 2 gighttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p010hkvk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p010hkvk.jpg2012-11-01T00:04:00.000ZThe band reveal how it felt to perform in the Radio Theatre and answer listener questions.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p010hpxp
Muse chat about their intimate Radio 2 gig
- Muse - Hyper Music (Later Archive 2001)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00ypyrp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00ypyrp.jpg2012-09-18T09:43:00.000ZMuse perform Hyper Music on Later... with Jools Holland in 2001.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00ypys4
Muse - Hyper Music (Later Archive 2001)
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