Muse, from left to right: Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard, and Christopher Wolstenholme. Matthew James Bellamy (born 9 June, 1978) is the main Songwriter and Lead vocalist, Guitarist and Pianist in Dominic James Howard, or sometimes Dom Howard (born 7 December, 1977 in Stockport, England) is the Drummer for the Christopher Tony Wolstenholme (born 2 December 1978, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England) better known as Chris Wolstenholme
|Origin||Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom|
Progressive rock indie rock
|Years active||1994 – present|
Muse are an English rock band formed in Teignmouth, Devon in 1994 under the alias of Rocket Baby Dolls. Teignmouth (ˈtɪnməθ is a Town in Devon, England, situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign. Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved Indie rock is genre of Alternative rock that primarily exists in the independent Underground music scene In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group. Taste Media is a Record label and production company that has featured the bands Muse and Shed Seven. Mushroom Records is an Australian Record company formed by Michael Gudinski and Ray Evans in 1972. A&E Records is an United Kingdom -based Record label imprint owned by Warner Music Group, and operates under the WEA International group of labels Matthew James Bellamy (born 9 June, 1978) is the main Songwriter and Lead vocalist, Guitarist and Pianist in Christopher Tony Wolstenholme (born 2 December 1978, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England) better known as Chris Wolstenholme Dominic James Howard, or sometimes Dom Howard (born 7 December, 1977 in Stockport, England) is the Drummer for the England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Teignmouth (ˈtɪnməθ is a Town in Devon, England, situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign. Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) The band comprises Matthew Bellamy (vocals, guitar and piano), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Dominic Howard (drums and percussion). Matthew James Bellamy (born 9 June, 1978) is the main Songwriter and Lead vocalist, Guitarist and Pianist in The lead vocalist (or lead singer) is the member of a band who sings the main vocal portions of a song The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers Christopher Tony Wolstenholme (born 2 December 1978, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England) better known as Chris Wolstenholme The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the A backing vocalist or backing singer (or especially in the US Dominic James Howard, or sometimes Dom Howard (born 7 December, 1977 in Stockport, England) is the Drummer for the A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells Muse blend alternative, hard rock, progressive rock, classical music and electronica. Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary Electronic music designed for a wide range Muse are known best for their energetic and visually dazzling live performances and on June 16th & 17th, 2007 became the first band to sell out the newly built Wembley Stadium in London. Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.  Muse have released four studio albums. Their first, Showbiz was released in 1999, followed by Origin of Symmetry in 2001 and Absolution in 2003. Showbiz is the debut studio album by English Alternative rock band Muse, released on 9 September 1999 by Mushroom Records. Origin of Symmetry is English rock band Muse 's second album released in June 2001 on Mushroom Records in the UK and Australia and in September Absolution is the third Studio album by English alternative Rock band Muse. The most recent, Black Holes & Revelations (2006) was also the most critically acclaimed, gaining the band a Mercury Prize nomination and a third place finish in the NME Albums of the Year list for 2006. Black Holes & Revelations is the fourth studio album by English Alternative rock band Muse, released on 3 July 2006 The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize for Sponsorship reasons is an annual music prize The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been  Muse have also released 2 live albums, Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002) and H.A.A.R.P (2008). Hullabaloo Soundtrack (sometimes referred to as just Hullabaloo) is a two-disc Compilation album / Live album and DVD They have won various awards throughout their career including 5 MTV Europe Music Awards, 5 Q Awards, 4 NME Awards and 2 BRIT Awards. The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular Music videos in Europe The Q Awards are the UK's annual music awards run by the music magazine Q. The NME Awards are an annual music awards show founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express The BRIT Awards, often simply called The BRITs, are the British Phonographic Industry 's annual pop music awards The band are currently preparing their fifth studio album.
The members of Muse played in separate bands during their stay at Teignmouth Community College in the early 1990s. Teignmouth Community College is a state Secondary school and Sixth form college specialising in Maths and Computing in Teignmouth, Devon,  The formation of Muse began when 14 year old Matthew Bellamy successfully auditioned for the part of guitarist in Dominic Howard's band. They asked Chris Wolstenholme, who played drums at the time, to learn to play bass guitar for the band.
In 1994, under the name Rocket Baby Dolls and with a Gothic/glam image, the group won a local battle of the bands contest, trashing their gear in the process. Battle of the Bands is a generic term for a contest in which many bands, usually rock/guitar bands but often from a range of different styles compete for the  "It was supposed to be a protest, a statement", Bellamy said, "so, when we actually won, it was a real shock. A massive shock. After that, we started taking ourselves seriously. " Shortly after the contest, they decided to forego university, quit their jobs, change their name to Muse, and move away from Teignmouth. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Teignmouth (ˈtɪnməθ is a Town in Devon, England, situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign. 
After a few years building a fan base, Muse played their first gigs in London and Manchester. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The band had a significant meeting with Dennis Smith, the owner of Sawmills Studio, situated in a converted water mill in Cornwall. Dennis Smith may refer to Dennis Smith (dart player, English dart player Dennis Smith (firefighter, American firefighter and writer Sawmills Studios, created in 1974 on the banks of the River Fowey in Cornwall, England is best known as the Recording studio used Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar
This meeting led to their first proper recordings and the release of an eponymous EP on Sawmills' in-house Dangerous label, with a front cover designed by Muse drummer Dominic Howard. Muse is an EP by Devonian rock band Muse. The EP was released on March 11 1998 (see 1998 in music) on the Dangerous Records Sawmills Studios, created in 1974 on the banks of the River Fowey in Cornwall, England is best known as the Recording studio used Their second EP, the Muscle Museum EP, reached number 3 in the indie singles chart and attracted the attention of influential British radio broadcaster Steve Lamacq and the weekly British music publication NME. Muscle Museum is an EP by Devonian rock band Muse. Released on January 11, 1999 (see 1999 in music) on the Dangerous Records Steve Lamacq (born 16 October 1965) sometimes known by his Nicknames Lammo (given to him by John Peel) or " The Cat The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been Dennis Smith subsequently co-founded the music production company Taste Media with Safta Jaffery especially for Muse (the band stayed with Taste Media for their first 3 albums). Taste Media is a Record label and production company that has featured the bands Muse and Shed Seven.
Despite the minor success of their second EP, British record companies were reluctant to back Muse, and many sections of the music industry asserted that, like many of their contemporaries, their sound was too similar to that of Radiohead. Radiohead However, American record labels were keen to sign them, flying Muse out to the U. S. to play showcase concerts. After a trip to New York's CMJ festival, Muse signed a deal with Maverick Records on December 24, 1998. Maverick Recording Company, is an American Record label and the record company division of entertainment company Maverick. Events 563 - The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by Earthquakes Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar)  Upon their return from America, Taste Media arranged deals for Muse with various record labels in Europe and Australia, allowing them to maintain control over their career in individual countries. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.
John Leckie, who produced the influential The Bends by Radiohead, and had produced for the Stone Roses, and The Verve, was brought in to produce the band's first record, Showbiz. John Leckie is one of British music's most prolific record producers having worked on such high-profile albums as The Bends by Radiohead, Origin The Bends is the second album by the English Alternative rock band Radiohead. Radiohead The Stone Roses were an English Alternative rock band formed in Manchester in 1984 The Verve (originally Verve) are an English rock band formed in Wigan, Greater Manchester in 1989 at Winstanley Sixth Showbiz is the debut studio album by English Alternative rock band Muse, released on 9 September 1999 by Mushroom Records. The album showcased the band's soft style, and the lyrics made reference to the difficulties they had encountered while trying to establish themselves in Teignmouth. Teignmouth (ˈtɪnməθ is a Town in Devon, England, situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign. 
The release of this album was followed by tour support slots for Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Foo Fighters in the United States. Red Hot Chili Peppers are Foo Fighters is an American Alternative rock and Post-grunge band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 1999 and 2000 saw Muse playing major festivals in Europe and gigs in Australia, accumulating a considerable fan base in Western Europe, particularly in France. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.
During production of the band's second album, Origin of Symmetry, the band experimented with unorthodox instrumentation, such as a church organ, Mellotron, and an expanded drum kit. Origin of Symmetry is English rock band Muse 's second album released in June 2001 on Mushroom Records in the UK and Australia and in September The organ (from Greek όργανον – organon "organ instrument tool" is a Keyboard instrument of one or more divisions each The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical polyphonic keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England in the early 1960s There were more of Bellamy's high-pitched vocal lines, arpeggiated guitar, and distinctive piano playing. In Music, an arpeggio is a broken chord where the Notes are played or sung in Sequence, one after the other rather than Ringing out simultaneously The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers Bellamy cites guitar influences such as Jimi Hendrix and Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave), the latter evident in the more riff-based songs in Origin of Symmetry, and in Bellamy's extensive use of pitch-shifting effects in his solos. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) (November 27 1942 – September 18 1970 was an American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter Thomas Baptist Morello (born May 30 1964 is a Grammy Award -winning American Guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine (sometimes shortened to RATM or Rage) is Audioslave was an American Hard rock supergroup that formed in Los Angeles California in 2001 In Music, a riff is an Ostinato figure a repeated Chord progression, pattern refrain or melodic figure, often played by the Rhythm  The album also features a reworking of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse's "Feeling Good". Anthony George Newley ( September 24, 1931 &ndash April 14, 1999) was an English Actor, Singer and Leslie Bricusse (born 29 January 1931) is a British lyricist and composer " Feeling Good " (aka Feelin' Good) is a song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1965 musical The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Muse successfully sued Nescafé in 2003 when they used Muse's version of "Feeling Good" in a television advert without permission, donating the £500,000 compensation to Oxfam. Nescafé is one of the world's top-selling brands of Instant coffee, made by Nestlé. " Hyper Music " and " Feeling Good " are songs performed by the English Rock band Muse and are featured on their second Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 organizations working with over 3000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice 
Celine Dion was also threatened with legal action in 2002 when she planned to name her Las Vegas show "Muse", despite the band owning the worldwide performing rights to the name. Céline Marie Claudette Dion ( OC OQ (born March 30 1968 in Charlemagne Quebec) is a Canadian pop Singer Celine Dion offered $50,000 for the rights but Muse rejected this with Bellamy stating that "We don't want to turn up there with people thinking we're Celine Dion's backing band. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been " Eventually Dion was forced to back down. 
The album received mixed reviews; Dean Carlson of the All Music Guide commented on the album saying "if you want to sound like Radiohead when even Thom Yorke doesn't want to sound like Radiohead, you might as well take it to such preposterous, bombastic, over the top levels. allmusic (previously All Music Guide) is a Metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. Thomas Edward Yorke (born 7 October 1968 is a Grammy -winning English Musician, best known as the lead singer and principal songwriter of the " Whereas NME gave the album 9/10 with Roger Morton writing "It's amazing for such a young band to load up with a heritage that includes the darker visions of Cobain and Kafka, Mahler and The Tiger Lillies, Cronenberg and Schoenberg, and make a sexy, populist album. The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20 1967 – c April 5 1994 was an American musician who served as lead singer, Guitarist, and songwriter for the Seattle The Tiger Lillies are a three-piece band formed in 1989 and based in London. David Paul Cronenberg OC, FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian Film director and occasional Actor. Arnold Schoenberg ( pronounced ˈʃøːnbɛrk (13 September 1874 &ndash 13 July 1951 was an Austrian and later American Composer, associated with Populism is a discourse which supports "the people" versus "the Elites " Populism may involve either a political philosophy urging social and political But Muse have carried it off" .
Maverick had reservations about Bellamy's vocal style on this album (considering it not to be "radio-friendly"), and asked Muse to change some of their songs prior to U. S. release. The band refused and left Maverick, resulting in Maverick's decision not to release Origin of Symmetry in the U. S. (The album was finally released in the U. S. on September 20, 2005, after Muse signed to Warner). Events 451 - The Battle of Chalons takes place in North Eastern France. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Having built up a strong reputation as a live band over the course of the Origin of Symmetry tour, Muse decided to release a live CD and DVD. The DVD, Hullabaloo, featured live footage recorded during Muse's two gigs on consecutive nights at Le Zenith in Paris in 2001 and a documentary film of the band on tour. Hullabaloo Soundtrack (sometimes referred to as just Hullabaloo) is a two-disc Compilation album / Live album and DVD Le Zénith is the common name for more than a dozen similar purpose-built concert venues in France. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city A double album, Hullabaloo Soundtrack was released at the same time, containing a compilation of B-sides and a disc of recordings of songs from the Le Zenith performances. Hullabaloo Soundtrack (sometimes referred to as just Hullabaloo) is a two-disc Compilation album / Live album and DVD A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s A double-A side single was also released featuring new songs "In Your World" and "Dead Star". " Dead Star " and " In Your World " are songs by English rock band Muse. The song "Shrinking Universe" from Hullabaloo Soundtrack was used in the 2007 film 28 Weeks Later. 28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British post-apocalyptic Horror film, and Sequel to the 2002 film 28 Days Later
In the February 2006 edition of Q Magazine, Origin of Symmetry was placed 74th in a fans' poll of the 100 greatest albums ever. Q is a Music Magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 130179 as of June 2007
In 2003, a new studio album, Absolution, was released. Absolution is the third Studio album by English alternative Rock band Muse. Produced by Rich Costey (who had previously produced Rage Against the Machine, Phillip Glass and Fiona Apple), the album demonstrated a continuation of the experimentation displayed in Origin of Symmetry, while maintaining a sense of the band as a three-piece. Rich Costey is a Record producer, engineer, and mixer who has worked with many bands including Muse, Cave In, Thursday Franz Ferdinand Rage Against the Machine (sometimes shortened to RATM or Rage) is WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> Philip Glass (born January 31 Fiona Apple (born Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart on September 13, 1977) is a Grammy-winning American Singer-songwriter. The album yielded the hit singles "Time Is Running Out" and "Hysteria". " Time Is Running Out " is a song by English Alternative rock band Muse, and is the third track on their third Album, " Hysteria " is a song by English Rock band Muse and is featured on their third studio Album, Absolution.
The album is built around the theme of the end of the world, and reactions to that situation; despite this, Muse described it as an "uplifting" album, with a positive message coming through in songs such as "Blackout" and "Butterflies and Hurricanes". The apocalyptic theme draws from Bellamy’s interest in conspiracy theories, theology, science, and the supernatural. A conspiracy theory attributes the ultimate cause of an event or chain of events (usually Political, Social or Historical events or the concealment Theology is the study of a god or the gods from a religious perspective Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding The term supernatural or supranatural ( Latin: super, supra "above" + natura "nature" pertains to entities events The song "Ruled By Secrecy", for example, takes its title from the Jim Marrs book Rule By Secrecy about the secrets behind the way major governments are run. Jim Marrs (born 5 December 1943) is a Conspiracy reporter, news reporter and author of books and articles on a wide range of assorted Conspiracy Many lyrics on this album have political references, and the "Time Is Running Out" video takes place in an unspecified government office. Lyrics (in singular form Lyric) are a set of words that accompany music either by speaking or singing Politics Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions
Finally receiving mainstream critical acclaim in Britain, and with a new American record deal, Muse undertook their first international stadium tour. See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands It continued for about a year and saw Muse visiting Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, and France. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Meanwhile, the band released five singles ("Time Is Running Out", "Hysteria", "Sing for Absolution", "Stockholm Syndrome", and "Butterflies and Hurricanes"). " Time Is Running Out " is a song by English Alternative rock band Muse, and is the third track on their third Album, " Hysteria " is a song by English Rock band Muse and is featured on their third studio Album, Absolution. " Sing for Absolution " is a song by Muse from their third studio album Absolution. For the meaning of the term see Stockholm syndrome. "Stockholm Syndrome" is a song released by the English Rock band " Butterflies and Hurricanes " is a song by Muse from their third album Absolution. The US leg of the 2004 tour began ominously as Bellamy injured himself on stage during the opening show in Atlanta.  The tour resumed after several stitches and a couple of days.
The band played at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2004. For the classical music and theatre festivals co-founded by Rutland Boughton between 1914 and 1926 see Glastonbury Festival (1914-1925 The After the festival, the band described the concert as "the best gig of our lives", but very shortly after the concert, drummer Dominic Howard's father, Bill Howard, who was at the festival to watch the band, died from a heart attack. "It was the biggest feeling of achievement we've ever had after coming offstage," Bellamy said. "It was almost surreal that an hour later his dad died. It was almost not believable. We spent about a week sort of just with Dom trying to support him. I think he was happy that at least his dad got to see him at probably what was the finest moment so far of the band's life. "
Muse continued their tour. Their last dates were in the U. S. and at the Earls Court arena in London, where they played an extra date due to the high demand for tickets. The Earls Court Exhibition Centre (also known as Earls Court Arena or often simply Earls Court) is an entertainment venue located in West London, They won two MTV Europe awards, including "Best Alternative Act", and a Q Award for "Best Live Act". At the end of 2004, Vitamin Records released The String Quartet Tribute to Muse by The Tallywood Strings, an album of instrumental string versions of some of Muse's songs. Muse received award for "Best Live Act" at the 2005 BRIT Awards. The BRIT Awards, often simply called The BRITs, are the British Phonographic Industry 's annual pop music awards
The band finished touring in January 2005, then visited the U. S. in April and May. On July 2, 2005, Muse participated in the Live 8 concert in Paris, where they performed their singles "Plug In Baby", "Bliss", "Time Is Running Out" and "Hysteria". Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Live 8 was a string of Benefit concerts that took place on 2 July, 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. On 2 July, 2005, a Live 8 concert was held at the Palais de Versailles, Paris, France. " Plug In Baby " is a single by the English progressive rock band Muse from their second album Origin of Symmetry.
An unofficial and unauthorised DVD biography containing no Muse music called Manic Depression was released in April 2005; the band was not involved with the project and did not endorse the release.  Another DVD, this time official, was released on December 12, 2005, Absolution Tour, containing re-edited and re-mastered highlights from the Glastonbury Festival 2004, and previously unseen footage from London Earls Court, Wembley Arena, and the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Absolution Tour is a DVD released by the English rock band Muse. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Two songs, "Endlessly" and "Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist", are hidden tracks on the DVD taken from Wembley Arena. The only song from Absolution not to appear on the live DVD is "Falling Away With You", which has never been performed live to date. Absolution is the third Studio album by English alternative Rock band Muse.  Absolution eventually went Gold in the US. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of Albums and singles sold through retail and 
In July 2006, Muse released their fourth album, co-produced by Muse and by Rich Costey, titled Black Holes & Revelations. Black Holes & Revelations is the fourth studio album by English Alternative rock band Muse, released on 3 July 2006 The album was released officially in Japan on June 28, 2006, Europe on July 3, 2006 and in North America on July 11, 2006. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Events 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 911 - Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The album charted at No. 1 in the UK, much of Europe, and Australia and also achieved American success, reaching No. 9 in the Billboard 200 album chart. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard  Black Holes & Revelations was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize, but lost to Arctic Monkeys. The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize for Sponsorship reasons is an annual music prize Arctic Monkeys are a British Indie band from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The album did, however, earn a Platinum Europe Award after selling one million copies in the continent, The album's title and themes are the result of the band's fascination with science fiction and political outrage.  In August 2006, Muse recorded a live session at Abbey Road Studios for Live from Abbey Road. Abbey Road Studios, established in November 1931 by EMI in London, England, is a Recording studio located at number 3 Abbey Road, Live from Abbey Road is a 12 part one hour Performance series / documentary filmed during 2006 at Abbey Road Studios in London
The first single from the album, "Supermassive Black Hole", was released as a download on May 9, 2006 and accompanied by a music video directed by Floria Sigismondi, followed by the general releases as a single the following month, all ahead of the main album release. " Supermassive Black Hole " is a song by English Rock band Muse and is the third track on their 2006 Album Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Floria Sigismondi (born 1965 in Pescara, Italy) is a Canadian-naturalized Photographer and The second single, "Starlight", was released on September 4, 2006. " Starlight " is a Song by English alternative rock band Muse and is the second track on their 2006 Album Black Holes & Revelations Events 476 - Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. "Knights of Cydonia" was released in the U. "Knights of Cydonia" is a song by English Rock band Muse and is the closing track on the British release of their 2006 Album S. as a radio-only single on June 13, 2006 and in the UK on November 27, 2006. Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1095 - Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It also had a six-minute promotional video filmed in Romania and was featured on the popular video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania It was also voted number 1 in the world's largest music poll Australian Radio's Triple J Hottest 100 for 2007. The Triple J Hottest 100 is an annual music poll based on the votes of national Australian youth radio station Triple J listeners in order to determine their favourite The fourth single from the album, "Invincible", was released on April 9, 2007, Another single, "Map of the Problematique", was released for digital download only on June 18, 2007, following the band's performance at Wembley Stadium. " Invincible " is a Song by British Rock band Muse and is the sixth track on their fourth Album Black Holes & Revelations Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. " Map of the Problematique " is a song by English Rock band Muse and is the fourth track on their 2006 Album Events 618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
Prior to the release of the album, the band resumed making live performances, which had halted while recording, making a number of promotional TV appearances starting on May 13, 2006 at BBC Radio 1's One Big Weekend. Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Radio 1's Big Weekend (previously known as One Big Weekend) is a Music festival run by BBC Radio 1. The main live tour started just before the release of their album and initially consisted mostly of festival appearances, most notably a headline slot at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2006.  The band's main touring itinerary started with a tour of North America from late July to early August 2006, and after the last of the summer festivals, a tour of Europe began, including a large arena tour of the UK. An arena is an enclosed area often circular or oval-shaped designed to showcase Theater, musical performances or sporting events  The band spent November and much of December 2006 touring Europe with British band Noisettes as the supporting act. Noisettes (occasionally written as NOISEttes) are an Indie rock band from London comprising singer and bassist Shingai Shoniwa, guitarist The tour continued in Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia in early 2007 before returning to England for the summer. Possibly their biggest performances to date were two gigs at the newly-rebuilt Wembley Stadium on June 16 and 17 2007. Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. Both Wembley concerts were recorded for a DVD/CD release titled H.A.A.R.P, which was released on the 17th March 2008 in the UK and 1st April 2008 in the USA. International holidays March 2 - Mothering Sunday (Britain March 7 - Nyepi (Indonesia International holidays and other major events April 1 - April Fools' Day April 4 - Qingming Festival (Mainland The title refers to the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program - a scientific research program aimed at studying the properties and behaviour of the ionosphere. HAARP is often confused with Project HARP, the High Altitude Research Project (a joint project of The Pentagon and the Canadian Department of National Defence The ionosphere is the uppermost part of the atmosphere, distinguished because it is Ionized by solar radiation
The touring continued across Europe in July 2007 before heading back to the US in August where they played to a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden, New York. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially as The Garden, has been the name of four Arenas in New York City. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous . They earned a headline spot on the second night of the Austin City Limits Music Festival on September 15, 2007, after The White Stripes cancelled their performance. The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day music and art festival in Austin Texas 's Zilker Park. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The White Stripes is an American Garage rock band, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. They also performed at the October 2007 Vegoose in Las Vegas alongside bands like Rage Against the Machine, Daft Punk, and Queens of the Stone Age. Vegoose was an annual Halloween music and arts festival that took place in 2005 2006 and 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally Rage Against the Machine (sometimes shortened to RATM or Rage) is Daft Punk Queens of the Stone Age (also known as QOTSA or simply Queens) are a rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States  Muse continued touring in Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia before moving on to Australia and New Zealand. Eastern Europe is a general term that refers to the Geopolitical region encompassing the easternmost part of the European continent. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Terminology and usage As a cultural term "Scandinavia" has no official definition and is subject to usage by those who identify with the culture in question as well For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island Muse played their final show of the Black Holes & Revelations tour as headliner of the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas after playing to sell-out crowds throughout Southeast Asia, Australia, the United States and New Zealand. Acoustic Christmas (short title Acoustic X-Mas) is an annual concert run by the Los Angeles, California radio station KROQ. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
A number of individual live appearances are also planned in 2008. In March they played concerts in Dubai, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Dubai (in دبيّ,) is one of the seven emirates and most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE Johannesburg ( Pronounced /jō-hān'ĭs-bûrg'/ is the largest city in South Africa. Cape Town (Kaapstad Xhosa: Ikapa) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the metropolitan municipality of the  On April 12th they played a one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Royal Albert Hall is an Arts venue situated in the Knightsbridge area of the City of Westminster, London, England, best known Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that focuses on the needs of Teenagers and young adults with Cancer, Leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and related diseases by providing  In August they will be headline acts at V Festival 2008 (reportedly the only UK festival the band are appearing at this year), playing in Chelmsford on Saturday 16th August, and Staffordshire on Sunday 17th August. The V Festival is an annual music festival in England, the first to be held simultaneously at two sites - currently Hylands Park in Chelmsford and  In several interviews they have shown interest in playing a new gig in Marlay Park, Dublin on August 13th and a gig in Belfast on August 14th. Marlay Park is a 121 hectares (300 acre Suburban Public park located in Rathfarnham in the administrative area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, in Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Belfast ( is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of government in Northern Ireland. The Dublin gig was confirmed by the band, however, the Belfast date was dismissed according to The Belfast Telegraph. The Belfast Telegraph is a daily evening newspaper published in Belfast, Northern Ireland by Independent News and Media.  Kasabian and Glasvegas will support Muse on their Irish date. Kasabian are an English rock band from Leicester, formed by Tom Meighan (vocals Sergio Pizzorno (guitar and vocals Chris Edwards (bass Glasvegas are a Scottish band from Dalmarnock in the east end of Glasgow.  They also hinted at the possibility of a future stadium tour or concerts in South America. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a 
After a number of rumours about Muse playing Leeds and Reading festivals circulated around Wikipedia as well as other rumour websites, Dominic Howard said to NME "we will not be playing the [Leeds and Reading] festivals, and we believe this rumour to have been started by an 'anti-fan' hoping to get Muse fans' hopes up. Some people need to grow up. We apologise for any inconvenience, but we will be indeed playing more shows over the summer so stay tuned. "
In an interview given in May 2007 to Kerrang!, Muse stated that work on a new album and new songs, some more in line with electronic or "dance music" and others more with classical or symphonic music had begun. Kerrang! is a weekly rock Magazine published by Bauer Consumer Media in the United Kingdom. Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music A symphony is a Musical composition, often extended and usually for Orchestra. The band are also thinking of hiring an orchestra for some of the tracks. An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well They also revealed that the next album should be self-produced, in order to have more freedom. In an interview in a January 2008 edition of NME, Matt Bellamy stated that he is not sure of what format the new songs are going to take, stating, "it may just be albums, but it may be a stream of singles, or it may just be one 50-minute symphony, do you know what I mean? Who knows?" The new songs will be released sometime in 2009. Bellamy also said in an NME interview that he wanted to do a "15 minute space-rock guitar solo". 
In October 2007 interview with the Daily Star, Dominic Howard continued the idea of more electronic music, saying “We think it might have quite an electronic feel. Normally we need total time out from touring to sit down and reflect but this time round it feels different. We’re buzzing at the moment. ” 
In May 2008 interview with BBC Music6, Dominic Howard confirmed that they are recording the new album. “About a week ago we just started on some new stuff and actually started playing some new tracks and writing some new songs. So we are just getting the ball rolling again,” he told BBC 6Music. “We’ve been off the kind of creative period for so long, being on tour, so once you get back together - you have to start thinking that kind of way. You have to kind of push that ball and get it rolling. And we did it and it sounded great so we got a few tracks together and it’s coming along so that’s what we’re doing right now. ”
Asked what the new album would sound like, Howard said that it was too early to ascertain a specific sound.
“You get a whole bunch of ideas in the can and it’s not until later on that you actually decide what they should sound like and where they should go really,” he said, before adding that “it’s really exciting times. ”
The driving force behind Muse’s lyrical and musical composition is the lead singer/pianist/guitarist Matthew Bellamy. Matthew James Bellamy (born 9 June, 1978) is the main Songwriter and Lead vocalist, Guitarist and Pianist in Popular devices in their songs are singing with vibrato and in falsetto ("Supermassive Black Hole", "Knights of Cydonia", "Ruled by Secrecy", "Micro Cuts", and "Showbiz", among others), the use of arpeggiations ("Take a Bow", "Starlight", "Butterflies and Hurricanes", "Ruled by Secrecy", "New Born", and "Bliss", among others) and large or octave jumps in melody lines ("Map of the Problematique", "Stockholm Syndrome", "Butterflies and Hurricanes", and "Citizen Erased", among others). Vibrato is a musical effect produced in singing and on musical instruments by a regular pulsating change of pitch, and is used to add expression and vocal-like qualities to The term falsetto (Italian diminutive of falso, false refers to the Vocal register occupying the frequency range just above the Modal voice register and " Supermassive Black Hole " is a song by English Rock band Muse and is the third track on their 2006 Album "Knights of Cydonia" is a song by English Rock band Muse and is the closing track on the British release of their 2006 Album In Music, an arpeggio is a broken chord where the Notes are played or sung in Sequence, one after the other rather than Ringing out simultaneously " Butterflies and Hurricanes " is a song by Muse from their third album Absolution. " New Born " is a song by the English band Muse available on the Eponymous single, the Album Origin of " Bliss " is a song by English Rock band Muse and is the second track on their second Album, Origin of Symmetry In Music, an octave ( is the the use of which is "common in most musical systems " Map of the Problematique " is a song by English Rock band Muse and is the fourth track on their 2006 Album For the meaning of the term see Stockholm syndrome. "Stockholm Syndrome" is a song released by the English Rock band " Butterflies and Hurricanes " is a song by Muse from their third album Absolution. " Citizen Erased " is the sixth track of Muse 's second album Origin of Symmetry. Some of the band’s songs (most notably older B-sides) express a more esoteric side in terms of guitar riffs and vocals ("Execution Commentary", "Agitated", "Ashamed", and "Yes Please", among others). For Black Holes & Revelations, a lot of their influence came from Italian music. "I've been listening to quite a lot of music from the south of Italy on this album," Bellamy admits. "I've been living in Italy for a while, and I discovered this music from Naples, which sounds like a mix of music from Africa, Croatia, Turkey and Italy. Naples ( Napoli, Neapolitan: Nàpule) is a historic City in southern Italy, the Capital of the Croatia (Hrvatska ˈxȓvatska officially the Republic of Croatia ( Republika Hrvatska) is a southern Central European country at the crossroads between Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest It kind of gives it a mystical sound, so I think that's one thing that influenced the album. I like being influenced by things that have a mixed style. "
|2000||NME Awards||Best New Artist||United Kingdom|
|2001||Kerrang! Awards||Best British Band||United Kingdom|
|2002||Kerrang! Awards||Best British Live Act||United Kingdom|
|2004||Q Awards||Innovation Award||United Kingdom|
|Kerrang! Awards||Best Album||United Kingdom|
|Q Awards||Best Live Act||United Kingdom|
|MTV EMA||Best Alternative||Europe|
|MTV EMA||Best UK & Ireland Act||Europe|
|2005||BRIT Awards||Best Live Act||United Kingdom|
|NME Awards||Best Live Act||United Kingdom|
|mtvU Woodie Awards||Best International||United States|
|2006||Q Awards||Best Live Act||United Kingdom|
|MTV EMA||Best Alternative||Europe|
|Kerrang! Awards||Best Live Act||United Kingdom|
|BT Digital Music Awards||Best Rock Artist||United Kingdom|
|UK Festival Awards||Best Rock Act||United Kingdom||For Reading and Leeds Festivals 2006|
|UK Festival Awards||Best Headline Act||United Kingdom||For Reading and Leeds Festivals 2006|
|Vodafone Live Music Awards||Best Live Act||United Kingdom|
|2007||BRIT Awards||Best Live Act||United Kingdom|
|NME Awards||Best British Band||United Kingdom|
|BT Digital Music Awards||Best Rock Artist||United Kingdom|
|Vodafone Live Music Awards||Tour of the Year||United Kingdom|
|Q Awards||Best Live Act||United Kingdom|
|MTV EMA||Best UK & Ireland Act||Europe|
|mtvU Woodie Awards||Best Performing||United States|
|2008||Meteor Music Awards||Best International Live Performance||Ireland||For Oxegen 2007|
|NME Awards||Best Live Band||United Kingdom|