Muse is an alternative rock band from Devon England. The line up includes Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Christopher Wolstenholme. These mates got together in 1994 where they all met up in Teignmouth Community College back in the early 1990s. Like most musicians, every member was playing in other bands in the time and eventually joined forces.
Just prior to the creation of Muse, Bellamy and Howard were in a Gothic band called Rocket Baby Dolls where they played at a local Battle of The Bands and won the competition which was partially attributed to them smashing their equipment on stage. Even though destructive stage performance wasn’t original thing to do (The Clash did it too years before), this act of equipment destruction won over the crowd and pushed them to a point where they decided to “take themselves more seriously”. They chose the name Muse because one of the guys heard it used in art class and thought the four letter word would look good on a poster.
Celine Dion was planning a show in Las Vegas and she was going to call it Muse. The band Muse threatened Celine Dion with legal action because they didn’t want people to be confused thinking that they were her backing band.