Muse is a progressive rock band formed in Teignmouth, Devon in 1997, comprising Matthew Bellamy (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion). More recently, Morgan Nicholls has been featured on bass and keyboards in the Black Holes and Revelations era live performances. The band blends alternative rock, progressive rock, romantic music, funk, electronica, and heavy metal, to help form the new sub-genre of new prog.
Muse is known best for their energetic live performances and frontman Matthew Bellamy´s eccentric interests in global conspiracy, theology and the apocalypse. Muse has released four studio albums. The most recent, Black Holes and Revelations, was also the most critically acclaimed, garnering the band a Mercury Prize nomination and coming third in the NME Albums of the Year list for 2006.