Muse's classical ambition

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 November 2009

Muse's classical ambition

Muse feel like 19th century classical music composers, and said they are on a quest to revolutionise music

Muse feel like 19th century classical music composers.

The Devonshire trio claim they are incredibly different to their chart rivals because they are more interested in revolutionising music than being seen as "cool".

Frontman Matt Bellamy said: "London bands are more concerned with what is cool but it's never been the important thing for us.

"I think we have a lot in common with the classical composers of the 19th century, although I'm not claiming to have their intelligence.

"They wanted to create a musical explosion, to blow the crowd away. Opera can be exceptionally moving, but can also be pompous."

Despite claiming they want to change music, the band also wants to further their careers and be as successful as possible.

Bassist Chris Wolstenholme said: "We want to be the biggest band in the world. We're not ashamed to say that."

Drummer Dom Howard added: "We've always been an ambitious band. We always had big ideas beyond our capabilities."


Full on bombastic assault of operatic guitar gymnastics from the mighty Muse.

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