Muse Questionnaire (19990722 Welcome to the Muscle Museum article)
The chaps have been kind enough to answer a few rather unorthodox questions (I get sick of all those interviewers asking the same things), the answers to which you can find below;
Christian, Agnostic, Atheist or other?
Matt - undecided
Dom - undecided
Chris - don`t really know yet
What instruments can you play?
M - keyboards, guitar, voice, clarinet? percussion, loads of stuff
D - drums, bit of guitar
C - guitar, basses, drums, keyboard
What's the best album of all time?
M - greatest hits or something - simon and garfunkel
D - haven`t heard it yet
C - aftertaste - helmet
What are your 5 favourite bands of all time?
D - limp bizkit
What qualifications did you get at school?
M - A* for drama, mostly B`s and C`s and the odd D
D - A* for art, as above
C - A* music, as above
How did it feel to be working with a guy who worked on "Dark side of the moon", "the Stone Roses", "The Bends", etc.? Intimidating?
M - not intimidating, he`s very mellow...
D - good
C - nice
What motivates you?
M - the search for spiritual enlightenment, and money, women etc
D - to be happy
C - porn
What makes you laugh?
M - harry hill
D - wren and stimpy
C - cheap gags
School days are the best days of our lives. Discuss!
M - no, it bored me... it`s all bad sex, cheap drinks and terrible teaching methods.
D - yes, i reckon they are because you don`t have the stresses of money, career etc
C - no.. not at all, it was fucking shit
Is there any 1 TV programme you simply can't miss?
M - no
D - hardocore non-stop in hotels in germany
C - only fools and horses
What's the best gig you've ever seen?
M - either primus (see below) or rage against the machine (reading 1996) also saw half of the jeff buckley set at reading 1994, very impressive
D - primus at brixton academy, june 1997
C - helmet 1997 suppoting korn in newport
What's the best gig you've played, so far?
D - cavern exeter, 26th june?
C - glastonbury 1999
Who would you most like to kick the shit out of?
M - no one you know
D - bernard manning
C - no one you know
Do you feel any pressure to try and sound "less Radiohead"?
M - no
D - no
C - no
What's your drink of choice?
M - champagne
D - JD and coke
C - Tetleys bitter
What do you miss most when you're touring in UK or abroad?
M - privacy
D - nothing
C - girlfriend and baby
The new Star Wars film: do you give a shit?
M - no
D - i read the book, it was disappointing
C - no
Where, in the grand scale of things, do you see Muse being in 5 years time?
M - rich
D - on top of the world
C - playing through nice big PAs
By Matthew George.
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