Dominic in Random Question Generator - Kerrang

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Name: Dominic Howard
Band: Muse


ARE YOU A GAMBLING MAN?
"I gamble a little bit but only really with poker. I gambled when we were in Vegas, we play poker on the bus and I'll play against my mates. I'll happily frisk my mates for a few quid but it's nothing too serious."

HAVE YOU EVER CRIED AT A DISNEY FILM?
"I think I cried watching 'Bambi' when I was about three years old but i can't really verify that because I was only three."

DO YOU TEND TO GET RECOGNISED IN SUPERMARKETS?
"Supermarkets are the most random place to get recognised and to be honest that doesn't usually happen. It did once, though - I was buying cereal and it was a bit embarrassing. They were looking at my trolley to see what food I'd picked off the shelf. I don't generally mind getting recognised, though, especially if it's just someone who wants to say, 'Hello, I like your band'."
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DOES THE BAND USE PSEUDONYMS TO CHECK INTO HOTELS?
"We certainly have done although I've recently scrapped it 'cause I got sick of doing it. But I was called Sergio Georgini, which is taken from the second serious of 'The Office'. There's a bit where Gervais starts trying to look the same as his new boss and so he buys this leather jacket. His boss' is Armani and when he's asked what make his is, Gervais goes 'Sergio Georgini'. That amused me for days and so I did use that name for a while on our last tour."

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE STARSTRUCK?
"Probably meeting David Bowie in the studio when we were recording the album around November last year. He just popped in to say hello, really - I think he liked our band but he also wanted to meet (producer) Rich Costey as well. That was pretty surreal because when he came in he said, 'Oh, the last time I was here I was recording something with John Lennon'. He was a nice guy, though - we'll have to send him a copy of the album."

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?
"Not in the traditional sense but I believe in some weird untold energy that surrounds the planet and the universe and brings weird harmony to life."

YOU'VE JUST STOLEN THAT FROM 'STAR WARS'...
"No. Well, maybe. It's actually a pretty commen belief, though."

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE CONPIRACY THEORY?
"Probably that the human race has evolved the way it has done because we got impregnated by aliens. There's a lot of gaps in evolution between Neanderthal man and modern-day humans and apparently the aliens came down and altered our genes to make us what we are today."

WOULD YOU BE BILL GATES' BITCH FOR THREE DAYS IN EXCHANGE FOR HALF HIS FORTUNE?
"(laughs) That depends entirely on what his bitch would entail."

KNOW ANY GOOD JOKES?
"What's the difference between a drummer and a drum machine? You only have to punch the information into a drum machine once."