Muse by Ben Myers

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Book Description
Formed in the mid-1990s in a sleepy sea-side Devonshire town, Muse have risen to become one of Britain’s biggest and most respected bands. Citing everyone from Rage Against The Machine to Tom Waits to Sergei Rachmaninov as influences, Muse comprise childhood friends Chris Wolstenholme, Dominic Howard and eccentric, opinionated singer Matt Bellamy. Their debut album Showbiz was released to critical acclaim and the band spent the following eighteen months on tour, as guests to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters. 2001’s Origin of Symmetry album spawned Top 10 hits such as ‘Plug-In Baby’ and a unique version of Nina Simone’s classic, ‘Feeling Good’. By the release of Absolution in September 2003, Muse were on the verge of becoming one of the biggest bands of the new century, finding favour among fans of indie, punk, metal, classic rock and even dance music. The Muse story so far is one of excess and ability, technological paranoia and magic mushrooms, sci-fi fantasies, ouija boards and pushing musical boundaries. Muse: Inside The Muscle Museum tells that full story right from their inception as listless teenagers up to an eyewitness account of their sold-out UK arena tour of December 2003.
In February 2004 Muse celebrate their ten-year anniversary at the top – a position they show no signs of relinquishing any time soon.

About the Author
Ben Myers is a highly respected music journalist and currently features editor at Kerrang! magazine. Since he was a teenager, he has travelled the world from California to Croatia writing about music, surviving death threats, mosh-pits and nearly shooting Ozzy Osbourne along the way. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Q, Uncut and Careless Talk Costs Lives.

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