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Uses various kinds of music such as electronics, dancing, classic, hard operas, heavymetal and progag... Strongly biased guitars and bassounds. British skirtband. After Sheryl Crowe, Foo Fighters, U2 and Green Day, one of five musicians who won several Grammy Awards for the best album.
From 2016 they took fifth place in the US Billboard Alternative Music rankings with a record 45 weekly ranking. A few tracks from their first record, published in 1999, date back to 1996. Vocalist Matt Bellamy's dad, George Bellamy, was beat guitar player in the popular group The Tornados, the first UK group to have a number one track called "Telstar" in the USA.
Matthew Bellamy wrote her track "Madness" as a private review after a battle with her friend and actor Kate Hudson. The" Isolated System" from The Second Law is prominent in the opening credit of the 2013 World War Z. As a group, they were awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Plymouth for their contribution to the field of classical guitar playing.
Her first #1 record in the United States was Drones (2015).
Muse is a UK based horror group, established in Teignmouth, Devon in 1993. The most important song writer and creator in the group, Bellamy, although the band's newer materials are also attributed to Wolstenholme and Howard. After being in different groups at college in the early 90s, the three members started their new group under sad titles like Gothic Plague and Fixed Penalty (Muse have published in various interview puzzling and conflicting information about the members of the group, whose timeline is unclear).
Under the name Rocket Baby Dolls they took part in a 1996 Battle Of The Bands and played with such emotions and violent acts (up to the breakthrough on scene - a quality that has been preserved until today, although perhaps a little bit of a rock'n' roller cliché) that they could stand out from the competitors and win.
In Teignmouth, it was this sense of emotional identity in their own styles and the sense of being different from the crowd in the whole Teignmouth community that prompted the group not to go to college and to be a serious group. At this point the group was mainly affected by American rocking bands, especially a kind of response against the then very pop Britpop group.
After a few performances in London and Manchester, looking for a proper place to sell their work ( "a place that was certainly not in their hometown"), the now called Muse had an important encounter with Dennis Smith, the proprietor of Sawmills - a record company in a renovated watermill in Cornwall, H.W. England.
Her second E.P., Muscle Museum, was a major success for the group, drawing the interest of Steve Lamacq, an authoritative UK musical writer, and the UK magazine NME. Following the launch, Denis Smith established the Taste Media publisher especially for Muse, with whom the group continues to work today.
It was a great fortune for the group, as it enabled them to retain the uniqueness of their sounds in the early phases of their careers. Despite the overwhelming applause and popularity of their second E.P., no English recording company would rely on Muse, as Bellamy's vibrant, often highly tuned and extraordinary scene is almost certainly a source of restraint.
Indeed, it was the US based Maverick Records who put their money on the group, gave them some shows in the USA and finally signed them until the end of 1998. After returning from America, Taste Media set up museum deal arrangements with various European and Australian recording companies and John Leckie, maker of Radiohead's prestigious The Bends was commissioned to create the first showbiz CD, which was seen by some as strongly inspired by Radiohead.
This was an record that showed the band's aggressiveness and contains a set of lyric hints to the tough times they had when they tried to settle in Teignmouth. Following the launch of this record, Maverick Muse gave prestige slot supports to the Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chilli Peppers in a number of performances in the United States in front of over 20,000 viewers.
In 1999 and 2000 Muse played big European and Australian concerts and played in Japan and Australia, gaining a significant following in Western Europe (although this stayed a bit far away in the UK). They set up to compose their second record Origin of Symmetry. On this record Muse explored their styles in a way they could not take full advantage of in showbiz, with a heavy, more darkly rocking tone, supported by Wolstenholmme's large, often oversteered or synthesised low end tone (which served to fill the loopholes in the band's musical output, as there were only three members),
Using non-orthodox instruments such as a sacred instrument and Howard's extension of the basic rocking drumset, more use of high voices and the launch of Bellamy's unmistakable pianistic styles, influenced by works by Romanticists such as Sergei Rachmaninoff. Wellamy quotes some of his guitars like Jimi Hendrix and Tom Morello (from Tom Morello's work on the song riffs to Origin of Symmetry and Bellamy's comprehensive use of pitch-shifting in his solo work.
She has compared the general excentricity of Muse's fundamental Rock styles to the 1970s glad-herocking group Queen, Freddie Mercury is a well-known Bellamy songwriting influenced. One might have thought that Muse would have a significant effect on the US musical community, but a blow of humor led Maverick to believe that Origin of Symmetry never reached the US shops.
Reserving on Bellamy's singing styles (considering that he is not'radio-friendly'), they asked Muse to modify some of their tracks before their US releases. Offended, the group refused and completely abandoned Maverick. Following the record Muse published Hullabaloo, a dual record with a Paris based life show and a compilation of B-sides.
Her latest full-length record was published in 2003. Under the title Absolution, this record represented a sequel to the experiments in the pop scene shown in Origin of Symmetry, while trying to develop a feel for the three-piece group they are, created by Rich Costey, who had previously created something to match Bellamy's guitarstyle, the song called Racing Against the Machin.
Muse influenced their classic influence in their Hardrock sounds, whereby the overall impression was a bit wagnerish. There was a continuous topic in the record - the end of the earth and a number of responses to this state of affairs. For example, the song'Ruled By Secrecy' has its name from a Jim Marr novel about the mysteries behind the way big government is run - many of the words on this record have to do with politics.
Related topics have been researched in Origin of Symmetry: the song'Space Dementia' is called after a psychic disturbance found in some cosmonauts after a long period in orbit. The opening line of the track gives the name of a kind of processor. With a new US recording contract Muse has definitely shaken off the comparison with Radiohead and made her first ever concert appearance in an overseas city.
About a year and Muse visited Australia, the USA, Canada and France and meanwhile the group has published 5 single songs. Unfortunately, the group was hit by a disaster in the mid of the year. They played in Glastonbury with Oasis (Matt described the show as "The best show of our lives!"), but Bill Howard - the dad of Dominic Howard, who saw his favorite drumming group, die of a myocardial infarction the night after the show.
In the autumn of that year Matt was interviewee by MTV and said that he wants Muse to record next record more'upbeat'. Whereas Absolution and Origin are characterised by texts with drama, sadness and a touch of apocalypse, Bellamy wants to "resort to things like openness and hope" on the next one.
This was Bellamy's wish to show this kind of work to the supporters and strengths of the band members who led them through hard times, while citing and emphasising the unhappy deaths of Dominic Howard's dad as the primary cause of this transition. Matt in December 2004 revealed that the tracks for the next record were composed and recorded.
Early in 2005 Matt told NME that despite the long concert tours the group was very interested to start again. At the Brit Awards 2005 Muse won the'Best Life Act' awards; befitting a group long regarded by supporters around the globe as one of the best contemporary bands.