Early Muse Facts 1

- When he was little, Matt’s nickname was ‘Bells’

- Matt tried taking clarinet lessons when he was 9 but was too diifficult to teach

- He started playing guitar at 14

- When they started touring, Muse’s roadies comprised mainly of friends of theirs from Devon as well as homeless people Muse hired to give a working wage

- Muse is banned from ever renting equipment in Germany or Austria because Matt once lost his temper at Chris and accidentally smashed an amp trolley into a mixing desk causing thousands in damage

- Matt used to sometimes sign Dom’s phone number next to his autograph when signing the Muscle Museum single. Dom was eventually forced to change his phone number.

- A year or so after the album came out, Matt described Showbiz as “A bit faffy and bollocks”