Muse's origins can be traced to Teignmouth, Devon at Teignmouth Community School, where Bellamy had been in a number of bands previously; including Carnage Mayhem and Gothic Plague with drummer Dominic Howard.
When members of Gothic Plague left because of other interests, Bellamy and Howard asked Wolstenholme to join.
On 26 September 2008, the University of Plymouth awarded the members of Muse an honorary doctorate degree for their work in the field of music.
In the Guinness Book of World Records 2010, Bellamy is credited as holding the world record for most guitars smashed on a tour.
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. "Knights of Cydonia", a single from Muse's fourth album Black Holes and Revelations, is often cited as a tribute to that song, with its space rock sound and accompanying video depicting a cowboy's quest through an alien landscape.
Bellamy's mother, Marilyn, was born in Belfast, and moved to England in the 1970s.
They later suggested they would go hip-hop on the LP – as well as teasing ‘Pokemon vibes’ for their upcoming tour, using augmented reality.Muse has released seven studio albums, Showbiz (1999), Origin of Symmetry (2001), Absolution (2003), Black Holes and Revelations (2006), The Resistance (2009), The 2nd Law (2012) and Drones (2015).Muse has also released two live albums, HAARP (2008) and Live at Rome Olympic Stadium (2013), and a compilation album.The second disc features 11 live songs recorded on 28–29 October 2001 at 'Le Zenith' in Paris. Bellamy also won the Sexiest Male Award at the 2007 NME Awards.He won again in 2009, 2010, 2011, 20 and was nominated in 2012.