Muse is an alternative rock band from Teignmouth, England, United Kingdom. The band consists of Matthew Bellamy on lead vocals, piano, keyboard and guitar, Chris Wolstenholme on backing vocals and bass guitar, and Dominic Howard on drums and percussion. Their sound is a blend of alternative rock, classical music, electronica, metal, spanish guitars, and progressive rock.
Muse has released five studio albums. Their albums Black Holes and Revelations earned the band a Mercury Prize nomination and a third place finish in the NME Albums of the Year for 2006. Muse has won many other music awards throughout their career, including five MTV Europe Music Awards, five Q Awards, six NME Awards, two BRIT awards and four Kerrang! Awards.
Muse has been involved with Teenage Cancer Trust and performed at the Royal Albert Hall where they donated all money made from the merchandise stands to the charity. On 25 September, 2008, all three members of the band were awarded Honorary Doctorates of the Arts by Plymouth University.