Nice little interview here -thanks to the official Muse forums for this:
The myths and the muse
Muse: The one band Teignmouth couldn't swallow
Rising U.K. mystery men Muse debunk a few of the rumours
When Muse first hit the scene back around the late '90s, the pundits were trying to stuff them into the Radiohead camp of crooning angst-rockers. For the lads of Muse, it seemed like a bit of a dismissal.
"Don't get me wrong, we like Radiohead," admits Muse drummer Dominic Howard. "It just sort of misses the point to lump us in with the easiest reference of the day."