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Alternative rock band

Birth Name :

Rocket Baby Dolls

Birth Date :


Birth Place :

Teignmouth, Devon, UK

Claim to fame :

Album "Absolution" (2003)


A trio consisting of three high school friends named Matthew Bellamy (born on June 9, 1978 in Cambridge, England), Dominic James Howard (born on December 7, 1977 in Stockport, England), and Christopher Tony Wolstenholme (born on December 2, 1978 in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England), Muse actually resulted from the idea to overcome the boredom of their life in the sleepy town of Teignmouth, South Devon, England. The band's incarnation originally was materialized in the form of a duo called Gothic Plague established by Dom and Matt in January 1994, but it was later changed to Fixed Penalty when Chris joined in, then to Rocket Baby Dolls under which they enrolled in a local Battle of The Bands competition. Initially pessimistic of the chance of winning due to their different sounds with other contestants, the troupe surprisingly were named the winner, fueling the personnel to continue their pact in professional way.

With Dom on drum, Chris handling the bass, and Matt taking the lead vocal, guitar, also keyboard, the threesome began to look for a better stage name and finally settled to call themselves Muse after their art teacher told of the muses from Greek mythology. They confidently commenced their journey through a number of performances at the local venue for some time. The band gradually were able to draw quite large audience, which led them to come into the attention of Dennis Smith, the owner of Sawmills studio and Dangerous Records label. Not only offering them a chance to record their materials, the man also willingly set up a few showcases in the U.S. to ultimately get them signed under Maverick Records in 1998, much to the group's delight. Other deals soon followed with Motors in Germany, Naive in France, and notably, Mushroom Records in England through which they happily saw their full-length debut album, "Showbiz", touching the U.K. market in 1999 after the releases of their two EPs entitled "Muse EP" and "Muscle Museum EP."

Latest News

Muse Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Drones'

June 18, 2015 02:01:54 GMT

's "" has officially landed atop Billboard 200. The record, which was released on June 8 via Helium-3/Warner Bros. Records, becomes the first No. 1 for the British rock band formed more than 20 years ago.

Artist of the Week: Muse

June 08, 2015 08:00:22 GMT

is coming back with their newest album, "". Marking the British band's seventh studio effort, it's released in the U.K. on Monday, June 8 before arriving Stateside on Tuesday.

Muse Premieres New Single 'Dead Inside' and NSFW Lyric Video

March 24, 2015 07:38:15 GMT

has finally premiered "Dead Inside", the first official single off their upcoming album. Arriving on Monday, March 23, the song came along with its accompanying video featuring the lyrics flashing across the shots of a girl going completely naked and dancing against the black backdrop.

Muse Premieres Lyric Video for New Song 'Psycho'

March 13, 2015 08:28:27 GMT

The wait for 's new music is finally over. The British band released online on Thursday, March 12 "Psycho", the first offering from their upcoming album "", along with its accompanying lyric video.

Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire Announced as Headliners at 2014 Coachella

January 09, 2014 06:48:26 GMT

The full line-up of performers for 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been announced. This year's festival will be headlined by rap duo , who is reuniting to perform together for the first time in seven years.

Muse Premieres Special Edition 'Isolated System' Music Video

June 05, 2013 07:00:58 GMT

Following the red carpet premiere of the new apocalyptic horror film "" and the post-premiere concert by , the English rock band now releases a specially-created music video of their single "Isolated System" using footage from the starrer. The instrumental track, along with another song from the band's latest album "", was used within the Marc Forster-directed movie.

Muse Rocks 'World War Z' Post-Premiere Concert

June 03, 2013 08:30:49 GMT

English rock band rocked London's Horse Guards Parade Ground in St. James's Park on Sunday night, June 2 after the world premiere of the new apocalyptic horror film "". After the Marc Forster-directed film was shown at the Leicester Square, the rock trio of Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard entertained the hordes who came for the post-premiere concert.

Muse to Give 'World War Z' Post-Premiere Performance

May 24, 2013 07:23:46 GMT

English rock band , whose music is featured in the forthcoming apocalyptic horror film "", will be performing after the movie's June 2 premiere in London. The rock trio will play in front of the 15,000-capacity Horse Guards Parade Ground in St. James's Park right after the Marc Forster-directed film is shown at the Leicester Square.

Austin City Limits Festival Reveals lineup: Muse, Kings of Leon, Kendrick Lamar and More

May 07, 2013 14:06:30 GMT

Music acts set to rock this year's Austin City Limits Festival have been revealed. , , , and are among the confirmed musical guests as the music festivity is expanding to two weekends for the first time.

Muse Offers Momentary Tribute to Boston During NYC Concert

April 17, 2013 09:30:41 GMT

English rock band gave a momentary tribute to the city of Boston during their Madison Square Garden concert in midtown Manhattan in New York City Monday night. The rock trio gave a shout-out to the Massachusetts capital in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing attack Monday that killed three people, including an innocent eight-year-old boy.

Muse Premieres New Music Video 'Supremacy'

February 07, 2013 07:49:34 GMT

English rock band releases the music video to their soon-to-be-released single "Supremacy". The track, which will officially drop on February 25, is a cut from their current album "" which has already sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Taylor Swift, No Doubt and Muse to Perform at 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards

October 03, 2012 09:22:55 GMT

The first three musical guests of the upcoming MTV Europe Music Awards have been revealed. , and are confirmed to make live performances from Frankfurt, Germany on November 11.

Artist of the Week: Muse

October 01, 2012 07:02:13 GMT

After five albums, know how to let their creativity keep flowing. Lead vocalist Matthew Bellamy revealed they were "writing intuitively with no concept to try to explain" when crafting their upcoming sixth installment "".

Muse Respond to 'Exogenesis' Lawsuit, Call It 'Complete Nonsense'

September 12, 2012 02:25:21 GMT

have defended themselves against the accusation that they ripped off a songwriter's idea for "Exogenesis" song suite. Denying the allegation made by Charles Bollfrass, the British rock band called the copyright infringement lawsuit a "complete nonsense."

Muse Unleash Music Video for 'Madness'

September 06, 2012 08:59:32 GMT

Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard, members of the band , have released a music video for their much-appreciated single "Madness". The song is lifted off the British band's sixth studio album, "".

'SNL' 38th Season Presents Seth MacFarlane, Frank Ocean, Muse, and More

August 29, 2012 17:55:23 GMT

NBC has announced that "" will be back for the 38th season on September 15 with funny guy as host and newcomer as musical host. This would be the first gig for both MacFarlane and Ocean.

Muse Release Music Video for Official Olympics 2012 Song 'Survival'

July 05, 2012 03:08:12 GMT

With the Olympics just around the corner, British band have released a video for their song "Survival" which has been chosen as the official anthem for the games which will be held in London. The video begins with clips from past Olympic events played in reverse with the years ticking backward.

Audio: Muse's Official London Olympic Games Anthem 'Survival'

June 28, 2012 08:06:14 GMT

have finally premiered their song "Survival", which is picked as the official anthem for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Presenting an epic combination between rock and orchestra, the spirit-rising song is about "total conviction and pure determination to win."

Muse Win Big at European Festival Awards

January 14, 2011 02:52:26 GMT

British rockers were the big winners at the European Festival Awards on Wednesday, January 12, taking away the Best Headliner and Festival Anthem of the Year prizes. The awards celebrate the best of Europe's outdoor music events, and festival stalwarts Muse came out on top at the ceremony in Groningen, The Netherlands.

Muse Not Banned in Australia Despite Flouting Rule

December 23, 2010 02:44:09 GMT

Promoters in Australia have denied British rockers have been banned from a venue after they came under fire for smoking on stage. The "Supermassive Black Hole" hitmakers infuriated concert organisers earlier this month by flouting anti-smoking legislation throughout their show at Melbourne's Ron Laver Arena, despite receiving orders to not light up.

Muse Slammed for Smoking On Stage While in Australia

December 21, 2010 02:29:03 GMT

have been blasted by officials after ignoring a smoking ban by puffing cigarettes onstage at a concert in Melbourne, Australia. The British rockers were performing at the Ron Laver Arena in the city earlier this month but infuriated organizers by reportedly flouting anti-smoking legislation throughout the show, despite receiving orders to not light up.

'Glee' 2.04 Preview: Duets

October 06, 2010 02:17:21 GMT

Will pits the members of "" club against each other for "Duets" next week. Finn and Rachel plan to throw the competition so that Sam can have a shot at winning. Meanwhile, a love triangle between Mike, Tina and Artie develops.

Exclusive Interview: Far East Movement Talk Being on Hot 100, 'Free Wired' and Ryan Tedder

October 05, 2010 09:57:06 GMT

know no boundaries when it comes to making music. Together, Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and DJ Virman blend elements of Hip-Hop, pop, electro and dance to craft something unique, something "". October 12 will be the day they roll out their first major-label studio installment. And, it was already preceded with impressive chart performance of their single "Like a G6" which is currently reaching No. 6 on Billboard Hot 100.

Artist of the Week: Trey Songz

September 13, 2010 03:39:21 GMT

There's something "unusual" about . At 25-year-old, Songz has made a name in the Hip-Hop industry and is on the way to release his fourth album "" which again boasts a collaboration with in the track "The Usual".

2010 MTV VMAs: Justin Bieber Grabs Best New Artist

September 13, 2010 03:12:22 GMT

MTV Video Music Awards is still on and who got only one nomination this year is not walking home empty-handed as he won the nod. Beating , , and , he was voted Best New Artist. Humbled by his first VMA prize, the Canadian singer said, "Wow, thank you so much everybody. This means a lot to me; it means a lot to my family."

2010 MTV VMAs: Eminem Scores Moonman for Best Male Video

September 13, 2010 02:24:48 GMT

Following 's early triple victories, who earlier that night kicked off MTV Video Music Awards with "Love the Way You Lie" with grabbed Best Male Video. Announced by and , he won over , , and , but didn't make acceptance speech as he already left the building to perform with at Yankee Stadium in the Big Apple.

Lady GaGa Leads 2010 MTV VMAs Nominations List With 13 Nods

August 04, 2010 02:26:57 GMT

dominates this year's nominations list of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The "Poker Face" hitmaker is vying in 13 categories, including the top honor Video of the Year. This makes her break the MTV record by becoming the singer with the most nominations in a single year.

Muse Sell Soul With 'Twilight' Soundtrack, Bassist Says

July 15, 2010 03:11:24 GMT

star Chris Wolstenholme was wary of allowing the band to be linked to the "" movie franchise - because he thought it may be uncool. The group's hit song "Supermassive Black Hole" was featured in the first 2008 movie, and they also contributed tunes to last year's "" as well as the current installment, "".

Matt Bellamy Prepping to Meet Kate Hudson's Mother

July 05, 2010 02:45:30 GMT

rocker Matt Bellamy has confirmed he is dating Hollywood beauty - and is "nervous" ahead of an imminent meeting with the actress' mum . Hudson, who has been single since splitting from baseball star late last year, sparked rumors she is in a new relationship with the musician after the pair was spotted enjoying an intimate date in May.

Muse Honored at Silver Clef Awards for Their Charity Work

July 03, 2010 06:11:00 GMT

Rockers were hailed for their philanthropy efforts at London's 2010 Silver Clef Awards on Friday, July 2. The "Supermassive Black Hole" stars took to the stage at the annual ceremony to accept the Nordoff-Robbins honor, recognizing their work for charity.

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