Thanks to Hyjinks for this:
"Matthew Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard First started playing together as teenagers."
Filled with all the strange ennui and the angry optimism that only comes of being 13 and bored in a small English town, their fledgling band went through three name changes before settling on Muse. Variously Gothic Plague, Fixed Penalty and Rocket Baby Dolls, they rechristened themselves in 1997 - and almost immediately began to have an impact. The tight power of the band and the almost scary sense of purpose, the barely-restrained fury in the music and the subtle power of the arrangements behind them, the punk rock and the Rachmaninov... Muse came straight out of nowhere and sounded like nothing else out there.
The albums bear testament to the beautiful contradiction of styles and influences - Showbiz, Origin of Symmetry, Absolution - they're almost beyond definition. And Muse are no easier to define onstage. Live, they're a glorious, terrifying prospect - at once intimate and emotive... and at the same time impossibly grand, larger than life. Live, they're almost certainly like nothing you've ever seen before. Live, Muse are the sound of a band singing for absolution. Sing with them today."
Does anyone have any reviews from AFTER their performance. We'd also like to get some decent quality videos up (ie. not from the AOL stream but from a TV broadcast).
So far our site has registered over 7,000 downloads of Muse's live 8 set!