Muse has existed in its current lineup since the members were all 13, the three of them having grown up together. They released two EPs before their debut album, Showbiz, was released in 1999. Their style and intensity would grow and become the hybrid of hard rock and theatrical touches that it is today, due notably in part to vocalist Matt Bellamy's rich pipes. The band would win a dispute with Celine Dion over the use of the name, 'Muse,' for Dion's Ceasar's Palace show, and the chanteuse was forced to settle on the name, 'A New Day,' instead.
They're angry; furious, even, but they channel it all into their music with the steadiest of hands. When Muse first debuted, their album was dismissed as little more than a carbon copy of Radiohead. However, years and 2 albums later, the band has emerged as a legitimate and entirely independent voice in Brit Pop today. Whether it's the theatrical vocals of Matt Bellamy, or the razor-sharp production of classics like "New Born," Muse exudes energy with every note. It might wear you out, but this Muse is truly inspired.