Or maybe you did, you super fan you. Of course if you are a fan, you know they just recently won a Grammy for Best Rock Album for Drones. Here’s some interesting facts you may not have known about your band…bro.
Muse Was Not the Band’s First Name. They were originally called Rocket Baby Dolls until they won a local battle of the bands and started taking their music seriously. Though stories vary, it is believed that the name Muse was inspired by Bellamy’s art teacher, and stuck because it was short and looked good in print.
The Band Self-Produced Their Fifth Album. The Resistance was originally going to be produced by Rick Rubin but ended up being the first album of theirs that they produced by themselves. The album also led to the band’s first Grammy win for Best Rock Album.
They Paid Their Dues. Though the band started in 1994 and released their first album in 1999, it wasn’t until the release of their third album, Absolution, in 2003, that the band would start gaining traction worldwide. It was the band’s first number one album in the UK. Even though the Absolution went gold in the US, it took a few more years and the release of their fourth album, Black Holes and Revelations, for them to break through stateside.
They Recorded in the Same Studio as Pink Floyd. While taking up residence in France during the writing and production of their fourth album, Black Holes and Revelations, the band recorded part of it at Super Bear Studios. This also happens to be the same place where Pink Floyd recorded part of The Wall.
Pretty cool facts huh?! Now go impress your friends with your new-found Muse knowledge.