Grandiose music? Check.
Puzzling artwork? Check.
Laser show? Check. Pink Floyd? Not exactly. Although Muse has kept the spirit of prog-rock alive and copped to initially sounding like Rush with a side of grunge, the British trio shouldn't be likened to so-called dinosaur acts."I'm not really sure what progressive is," admitted bassist/backing vocalist Chris Wolstenholme, from a tour stop in St. Louis. "It's a very broad term. There are so many different permutations."
High drama is the modus operandi for Muse. Singer/guitarist/keyboardist Matt Bellamy tends to pen lyrics about conspiracy theories, alien abductions and the world's demise while singing in a falsetto that rivals the late Freddie Mercury....