Matt Bellamy

Matt Bellamy

 

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Matthew James Bellamy (born 9 June 1978) is an English musician and the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist and principal songwriter of rock band Muse. He is recognised for his eccentric stage persona, wide tenor vocal range, and piano and guitar abilities.[1][2]

Many Muse songs are recognizable by Bellamy's use of vibrato, falsetto, and melismatic phrasing, influenced by Jeff Buckley.[3] As a guitarist, Bellamy often uses the arpeggiator and pitch-shift effects to create a more "electronic" sound, citing Jimi Hendrix and Tom Morello as influences.[4] His guitar playing is also influenced by a more classical harmonic aesthetic, particularly the style of Latin and Spanish guitar music.[5] His lyrics often incorporate political and dystopian themes.

Muse have won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards, winning the Grammys for Best Rock Album for The Resistance and Drones, two Brit Awards, winning Best British Live Act twice, five MTV Europe Music Awards and eight NME Awards. They have sold over 20 million albums worldwide.[6]. In 2012 the band received the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

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Muse
 
The Jungle Book
 
The Jungle Book is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film, directed and co-produced by Jon Favreau, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and written by Justin Marks.
The 2nd Law
 
The 2nd Law is the sixth studio album by English rock band Muse.
The Resistance
 
The Resistance is the fifth studio album by English rock band Muse, released in Europe on 14 September 2009, and in North America on 15 September 2009.

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Muse reveal the origin of ‘Plug In Baby’ – and it might surprise you
  –  February 20, 2018
“We got the name for the song ‘Plug in Baby’ from an Argos catalogue,” frontman Matt Bellamy told Absolute Radio’s Dave Berry. “This was back in the late 90’s or 2000’s. It was like a baby monitor and it was called a ‘Plug in Baby
Muse reveal their unusual musical inspiration
  –  February 20, 2018
Muse's classic single 'Plug In Baby' was inspired by an Argos catalogue. Frontman Matt Bellamy has opened up about the origins of the track, which appears on their 'Origin Of Symmetry' album, revealing that the song title stems from something they read in ...
Singles Club: Beach House want to bathe you in their dreamy ‘Lemon Glow’
  –  February 20, 2018
No idea what constructive criticism I can offer up more than 15 years later, but doesn’t Matt Bellamy sound like someone else entirely now? If they hadn’t accidentally written an album of massive Rock-with-a-capital-R bangers then we could’ve just ...
Muse Hint at ‘Era-Blending’ New Album
  –  February 20, 2018
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy said the band were involved in "era-blending" as they continue work on their next album. His comments came after the release of the new track "Thought Contagion," (watch the video above) and “Dig Down” before that ...
Ring-a-ding-ding! Kate Hudson spotted wearing ring on her wedding finger prompting speculation she's engaged to her musician boyfriend of one year Danny Fujikawa
  –  February 18, 2018
Kate has two children - Ryder, 14, and Bingham, six - whom she shares with their respective father's - Chris Robinson and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy.
Muse’s ‘Thought Contagion’ Is Inspired by Trump Supporters
  –  February 16, 2018
We're still thinking about other songs and working on other tracks." Singer Matt Bellamy added, "['Dig Down' and 'Thought Contagion'] will be on the album for sure. This is the second song that we’ve actually finished, but there are about three or five o ...
Matt Bellamy on Muse's Rousing, Political New Song 'Thought Contagion'
  –  February 16, 2018
Muse is nowhere near finished recording their eighth album, but today they gave a preview of what's to come by releasing "Thought Contagion." The politically charged rock song is the second single from their as-yet-untitled LP after "Dig Down," which ...
Muse Previews 8th Album With Politically Charged Single ‘Thought Contagion’
  –  February 16, 2018
The character, it turns out, is from an arcade game called "Thought Contagion." A red car pulls up beside the arcade machine and Matt Bellamy steps out. In an interview with the Rolling Stone, Bellamy, the vocalist of Muse, previewed what fans can expect ...
Muse Premieres Horror-Themed Music Video for Political Track 'Thought Contagion'
  –  February 16, 2018
"The meaning of the song 'Thought Contagion' is about how other people's thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself," frontman Matt Bellamy said of the song in a press release.
Muse Release New Song and Video 'Thought Contagion'
  –  February 16, 2018
Frontman Matt Bellamy had this to say about the new song, "The meaning of the song 'Thought Contagion' is about how other people's thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself".
MUSE Announce Unique By Request Show At Paris' La Cigale On February 24
  –  February 16, 2018
Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their last album, Drones, was released in June 2015 and debuted at No. 1 in 21 countries around the world including their first No. 1 album in the United States. The album went on to win the ...
Muse Share 1980s Horror-Themed Video for New Song “Thought Contagion”
  –  February 16, 2018
Watch it below. Last year Muse shared a video for another new song, "Dig Down," which was also directed by Lance Drake and also had a retro sci-fi vibe, with frontman Matt Bellamy looking a bit like 1980s computer generated cult character Max Headroom.
Watch the Video for Muse’s New Song, ‘Thought Contagion’
  –  February 16, 2018
"The meaning of the song 'Thought Contagion' is about how other people's thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself," explained frontman Matt Bellamy in a press release for the song.
Muse Share Infectious New Song & Video 'Thought Contagion'
  –  February 15, 2018
"The meaning of the song 'Thought Contagion' is about how other people's thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself,” founding member Matt Bellamy said in a press release.
Muse to release new single this week
  –  February 14, 2018
Muse have revealed their new single will be released on Thursday (15.02.18). The rock trio - comprised of Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme, and Dom Howard - took to Twitter on Tuesday (13.02.18) night to reveal their new single, entitled 'Thought Contagion ...
Shaun White Goes For Festival Gold With Air + Style
  –  February 7, 2018
White: I think Muse is an awesome one. I’ve been fortunate to become friends with some of the guys, Matt [Bellamy] and Dominic [Howard]. They’re just awesome. The best part is I was living under a rock forever, but I had never heard of them and I saw ...
Muse Frontman Matt Bellamy Engaged to Elle Evans: 'Tears of Joy, Gasps of Shock'
  –  December 24, 2017
Muse rocker Matt Bellamy is headed down the aisle. The frontman and model Elle Evans are engaged, she revealed on Instagram, Saturday. “Was going to surprise everyone on Christmas, but just can’t wait any longer…. We are so happy to announce to the ...

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