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25 Things You Didn't Know

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    Did you know that Muse's Matthew Bellmay is 5'7''? He took advantage of his trips to Japan by having silk shirts custom-tailored for him. Check out what else you may not know about these talented rockers!

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    All the songs on “The 2nd Law” were written by Matthew Bellamy, except for “Save Me” and Liquid State – which were written by Chris Wolstenholme.

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    When he had time off from Muse, Chris Wolstenholme played drums in a local pub in Teignmouth, England.

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    The guys love to play poker, and once won a nice chunk of change from The Cure’s Robert Smith.

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    Matt was once given a painting of himself, completely naked, with only a leaf covering him, and a crow on his shoulder.

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    Matt has never allowed anyone besides the record’s producer to hear him sing, from the beginning. None of his bandmates were allowed in the studio while recording!

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    The shadows of people flying on the cover of ‘Absolution’ are real!
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    The band wanted to make a big entrance at the Wembley Stadium show in 2007, and planned to fly on to the stage with jet packs, but they weren’t able to because of health and safety regulations.

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    Dominic Howard has played shows dressed as Spiderman and Gandalf.

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    The band has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, and only won once in 2011, Best Rock Album, for ‘The Resistance.’
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    Matt’s father was a member of 60s guitar band The Tornados. Can you guess which one is his dad?
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    Bellamy and Howard’s first band name was “Gothic Plague,” later changed to “Fixed Penalty,” and then to Rocket Baby Dolls.”

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    The band once threatened Celine Dion with legal action when she planned on naming her Las Vegas show “Muse.” She offered the guys $50,000 for the rights, but they turned it down.

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    Matt likes to go scuba diving!

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    The instrumental versions of two songs from “The 2nd Law” – “Isolated System” and “Follow Me,” were featured as background music in the 2013 film “World War Z.”
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    While trying to finish “Megalomania,” the band had to special request permission to play one of the biggest church organs in Europe. The priest wanted to see the lyrics first, to make sure the guys weren’t devil worshipers.

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    During the “Origin of Symmetry” tour, for two years, the band spent money on guitars which Matt destroyed onstage, and the costs came out of his own pocket.

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    While recording ‘Origin of Symmetry,’ Matt’s guitar influences were Jimi Hendrix and Tom Morello.

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    The guys contributed to the soundtrack for the third film of the “Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” The song, “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),” was the soundtrack’s lead single, and - in the movie - was played during the graduation party at the Cullen house.
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    Several books have influenced the band’s music, including “Nineteen Eighty-Four” by George Orwell, “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” by John Perkins, “The 12th Planet” by Zecharia Sitchin, and “World War Z” by Max Brooks.
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    The band’s first top ten hit was “Time Is Running Out” from ‘Absolution.’
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    Matt Bellamy has a son, Bingham, with Hollywood star Kate Hudson. On being a dad: "You focus on the needs of a child being in front of your own, and that’s an amazing experience."

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    During the band’s 2007 Wembley Stadium show, guitars were brought to Matt onstage by a remote-controlled robot.

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    The band sued Nestle in 2003 for using their cover “Feeling Good” for a Nescafe advertisement – without their permission.

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    In his 20s, Matt was an avid collector of gadgets, and had acquired an mp3 playing watch, and a jet-pack.

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