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Quotes by Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard, Muse components, and on them.

Matthew Bellamy

  • Absolution is an album about relationships between you and the other things, whether its you and God, or you and your girlfriend...
  • We were all off our faces on mushrooms when we recorded Plug In Baby... There was this big field next to the recording studio filled with them. So we ate them all. I don't know what we were doing, but we all ended up naked in a jacuzzi and I went deaf in one ear from falling asleep in the sauna...
  • Dom wants to be a stadium rock drummer and have a sweat towel tech...
    • Matt told NME in 2001.
  • Although I've never been into doing guitar solos. There's something very uncool about them.
    • Matt interview by Total Guitar on July 2000.
  • I watched someone shot a cow in the bollocks.
  • Some people will think it's a load of pretentious wank, and some people will like it because its different...
  • The buzz comes from getting extremely nervous before we go on [stage]. I'm really nervous now, already. I think that when you get to half an hour before, the nerves turn into adrenalin. I'm nervous all day pretty much. It turns into pure excitement, as opposed to just shitting yourself...
  • Being impregnated by an alien and giving birth. It'd be awful to give birth to a freak so you'd have to hide it away from everyone but still bring it up as your own.
    • Matt when he was asked about what was his greatest fear by NME in 2000.
  • Most bands release a live album when they become old and fat. We wanted to be different.
  • I find her music completely offensive for a start and I'm sure our fans do as well.
  • Merci beaucoup. This is our last song now, (Dom - Thank you), Thank you very much indeed. We're doing a tour, coming back in.. ahh, get a grip. (Chris - It's Gone) Lost the plot. I've lost the plot, I've lost the fucking plot mate. what? What? Say it. You wanna say something? (Dom - No) Say something quick. I never know what to say in case you hadn't noticed. I never know what to say, just make a dick of myself everytime. (Dom - Anyway, this song is called Bliss, bye bye)
  • What kind of effect do you think your music will have on My Chemical Romance fans? [when Muse supported MCR]
    • Um, you know, take them to a higher level [laughs hysterically].
  • Have you had any celebrity fans coming to the shows?
    • Paris Hilton [came] to the LA show, too. But she left during Knights of Cydonia, which is the first song on the set. If we're offending Paris Hilton we must be doing something right.
  • (Muttering) (Dom - It's you pissing around on the piano) Eh? Obviously, so you're saying it's my fault for pissing around on the piano. Was I pissing around on the piano? (Dom - Yeah) I wasn't fucking pissing. (Dom - (bangs)) You know what, I've had it with you lot, I've had enough of you both. It'll be much better.
    • Matt and Dom arguing. Watch

"we try to keep the assistance the computers can give us to a minimum, to almost nothing so i think its much more difficult to try and physically do something yourself and get a computer to fix it, cuz you can.. now a days, now a days you can play things on the drums, on the guitar, vocal and get a computer to repair all the mistakes, you know but, mistakes is what makes us who we are, so ugh...i keep the mistakes in there." Matthew Bellamy,MCM Interview 2000 [1]

  • What would you do if you are the only man left on earth after the End of The World?
    • "I'd go looking for a woman...If I wouldn't find any, I think I'll be satisfied with Dominic."
  • I am a shepherd.

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Matthew Bellamy: "You know..if you develop a bit of a closeness with someone of the opposite sex, it can, it can uh..can develop.."

Dom Howard: "Are you talkin' about love?"

Matthew Bellamy: *giggles* "Maybe."

Dom Howard: "Awwww."

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Christopher Wolstenholme

  • Every album we've recorded has been done differently, but with Absolution, there was something within the band that made us feel a lot closer...
    • Christopher Wolstenholme talking about the power behind Absolution.
  • What did you make of the Mercury Prize? Are you bothered about not being nominated? (Interviewer)
    • It's a big industry thing. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with the public. It seems like a pointless thing. It's an excuse for the record companies to get together and kiss each other's arses
      • Chris about Mercury Prize, in a interview by Dotmusic, October 2000.
  • What's your favourite invention of the last 1000 years?
    • N64
      • Chris on a 1999 interview by NME.
  • Matt: If I wanted to record a solo album, how concerned would you be?
    • If I could play bass on it, it’d be alright.
      • Chris on a 2007 interview by Kerrang!.
  • Matt: "After the seaside tour is over, me and Dom are going to train as Punch and Judy showmen;we've already bought all the props and it's great fun. All we need now is a Black Holes-style tent"
    • Dom: "It'll be really excellent - we wouldn't want to do this in an amateur way, so we've set aside 3 months to train properly. Matt wanted one of our props (the string of sausages) to symbolise alien DNA strands, but I told him that was too highbrow for our audience;I mean, they're just kids...We tried to get Chris to act as Mrs Punch, but he told us to piss off, sadly."
      • Chris: "I'm going straight home after the tour. I'll probably need therapy and counselling after this. Expect a solo album in 2008."
  • Matt:"No, it bored me...it's all bad sex, cheap drinks, and terrible teaching methods."
    • Dom:"Actually, yes, I reckon they are the best days of your life because you don't have the stresses of money, career etc."
      • Chris:"No, it was fucking shit."
        • Matt, Dom, and Chris on their happy days at school.


Dominic Howard

  • Most of our first gigs were in typical Devon pubs where you just go and sit down with a drink and watch VH-1 on the telly. They really didn't want to see a band. All they wanted was a quiet pint and we were in the corner just making a racket...
    • Dominic Howard talking to Kerrang! in 1999.
  • I like music because... it makes me feel the most free I've ever felt in my entire life and gives me the freedom to do anything without much consequence.
    • Dom in an interview with ilikemusic.com
  • We were doing the Big Day Out festival. I went "Hello, Adelaide!" Matt turned round going, "We're in fucking Perth you dick." He was quite pissed off with me for the whole day.
    • Dom on the funny bits of the 2007 tour.
  • What essential items do you take to a festival?
    • I find that a drumkit is essential for any festival we play these days.
      • Dom in a 2004/2005 interview


Quotes on the band

  • The belief was always there, the confidence, the ability and the desire to get to where they are today...
  • A lot of people from the local college would come down and hang out (at The Cavern Club) - Dom would be there and their friend Tom [Kirk], who still works for them now. And Matt would be down there a lot, in his usual corner by the mixing desk. He was a bit shy, quiet, talking very fast, giggling like a little child - exactly how he is now. The only major difference was that back then they all had long hair. And I'm sure Matt used to wear a Radiohead t-shirt...
    • Ronnie Kerswell, an early supporter of Muse, and now a journalist for Rock Sound. Talking about when she helped run The Cavern Club.
  • That chick has a great voice. It's a guy? Whoah, there goes my erection. I apologise to the singer - I guess I'll not be asking him out on a date now but he sounds real good. When I listen to his voice I feel like someone is tickling my penis with a feather.
    • Pete Steele, talking about Cave when guest reviewing it for Kerrang!, after it entered at number 53 in the national UK.