Just thought I'd start with this
video of 'Unintended' from their first album just to give you something
to listen to, as you read their history. However if you click on Lyrics,
you are taken back to the Youtube page and you won't see my page. Leave
that for another time.
Matthew James Bellamy
D.O.B June 9th, 1978
Vocals, Guitar, Piano.
D.O.B: July 12th, 1977
D.O.B: December 2nd,
Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals.
The three band members
all moved with their families to Teignmouth, Devon when they were ten
years old. When they met at 13 years of age, they discovered they all
liked grunged-based music. They formed a band named Gothic Plague and
covered early '90's indie classics. Disastrous gigs and disinterested
audiences only made them all the more determined to prove they were
a good band.
The first taste of success
came in 1996 at a "Battle of the Bands" contest in Teignmouth. With
all the other bands sounding so much alike, Rocket Baby Dolls, (as they
were then named) appeared, dressed in black and wearing makeup. They
then commenced to astound and stimulate the audience with their sheer
energy and intensity, ending the vigorous performance by smashing their
By this time they were
writing their own songs. Ignoring Britpop, they listened to American
bands; Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Primus. Radiohead
was the one UK exception, with their album "The Bends", along with "Nevermind"
by Nirvana had the greatest influence on their appreciation and comprehension
of music and what they wanted to play. Renamed Muse, they had now discovered
within themselves what music really meant to them and it had now become