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20 Facts You May Not Have Known About Muse

Updated on July 21, 2011

Muse is a British rock band hailing from Teignmouth. The three-piece is made up of lead singer, Matthew Bellamy, drummer Dominic Howard, and bassist Christopher Wolstenholme. With their latest album The Resistance, Muse were made popular in the U.S.A. Their head-bobbing track Uprising turned out to be a hit with the younger generation.

However, there is still a lot that you may not know about the band, who are specifically notorious for keeping close with their fans. Here are 20 facts about the still-budding space-rock group.

  1. At the American Music Awards this year, bassist Chris Wolstenholme was not there. Those unfamiliar with the band did not notice because Tom Kirk, Muse's go-to tech guy, was standing in for him. Instead of thanking God for the awards like most others would do, Tom said, "I'd like to thank Charles Darwin. Here's to you, Charles."
  2. Muse fans who play Guitar Hero went crazy when Plug in Baby, a track from their album Origin of Symmetry, was chosen for the 5th version of the game. Not many know what this track means, though; not even the singer himself! A fan put him on the spot in an interview asking what it meant. His reply: "It's- It's all random, it just comes out- I mean, it's random, I've got no idea what I'm singing about at all, sorry. It's just like- It's just kind of like, write a few chords and that, and then just... improvise a few words, and just hope it means something. It does mean something! Trust me. But I can't work it out myself. 'Cause I'm subjective, you see. So I can't actually quite work it out, that's for you lot to work out."
  3. Thoughts of a Dying Atheist, a track from Absolution, was the working title for the organ-powered Megalomania from OoS. Delilah was also the working title for I Belong to You (+Mon Coeur S'Ouvre ATaVoix).
  4. Drummer Dominic Howard's previous job was packing Spice Girl T-Shirts.
  5. Each member of Muse has their own twitter, except Dominic. He refuses to sign up for a personal one and tweets off of the @muse twitter.
  6. Put Muse on a show that they have to lip-sync on, and you'll most likely get a surprise! It seems the band isn't all too fond of "faking it." They have, on numerous occasions, played jokes on their television hosts in these situations. One example, and possibly the most famous of all their lip-sync numbers, was their spot on an Italian show. See the video for the absolutely hilarious confusion they ensue, as the hostess of the TV show mistakes Dominic for Matthew.
  7. Vicky Cryer is the side project band of Dominic Howard.
  8. Muse's HAARP tour was recently voted to be Wembley Stadium's Greatest Event. Muse beat Queen, Michael Jackson, and even the World Cup.
  9. " my yeah yeah" is a line in Muse's song, Agitated. We fans are still not sure as to what exactly Matthew Bellamy's "yeah yeah" is...
  10. Matthew's shadowy cheekbones and downward nose are among his most revered traits.
  11. Chris Wolstenholme is a lover of football. No, not the U.S.'s version of football. He plays as a centre forward and holds matches with fans.
  12. Bellamy has been seen at numerous gigs around the world, flinging his guitar at Dominic. Once it actually hit him in the face. Another time it hit him in the arm.
  13. Muse have had quite a number of internet "memes" created about them, including Perv Bellamy, Success Bellamy, and Disappointed Dom.
  14. Wolstenholme is known among fans as, *ahem*, "potent." Chris has five children, the most recent, a boy, named Buster.
  15. Christopher isn't the only one with a child, though. Matthew has just recently welcomed baby boy, Bingham "Bing" Hawn Bellamy into the world. Kate Hudson is the mother of Bingham and her child Ryder, and fiancé of Matthew.
  16. Dom is still single and quite the flirt. Perhaps if you offer him something leopard print (something he's famous for wearing), ladies.
  17. One of Matthew's favourite bands is Rage Against the Machine. Muse will actually play a festival with them and others at the fast-approaching L.A. Rising.
  18. Matthew once filmed Dominic having sex and joked that he'd upload it, someday. Howard got his revenge when a Russian fan gave Matthew a "disturbing oil painting of me naked with a crow on my shoulder", which he is said to have shown to random people in an airport. A fan once asked if he'd show it to fans, to which he replied, "I’ll try to sneak it out someday. It’s a bit edgy. I know where it is though."
  19. There are several online fan-fictions surrounding the pairing of Bellamy and Howard, which is named Belldom. The fiction is actually written remarkably well, with twisting plot lines and plenty of description.
  20. 1984? You know the book? " re-read the book 1984, which obviously everyone knows about. I read it again and was really into the romantic part of it which takes place in a backdrop of weird political unrest or political problems, whatever you want to call it. I wanted The Resistance to have that same feeling, but with the political backdrop being current times," said Matthew. You know the book, 1984.


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      Kenneth Claude 5 years ago from Parts Unknown

      Best band in the world. Thanks for the info !

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      Marina 6 years ago

      i already knew all of them but 1, 2 and 3. :D

      oh, and i laughed SO MUCH when i read 9!


      -sorry my bad english!

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      carol 6 years ago

      i'm so pwoud of being a muser...

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      Jennuhlee 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I really enjoyed reading this hub, as a muse fan myself it was interested reading about these facts. The switch up was so funny, i'm proud to be a fan after seeing that:] Great hub:]