“The first time the teenaged Dom Howard met Matt Bellamy, his future bandmate was wearing a pink fluorescent Umbro shellsuit and had a flat-top haircut, army-style. Bellamy’s gang was called The Sports and Howard’s were the Indie Kids, all long hair, DM boots and baggy, colourful trousers - the ’90s look. “Matt was in a band at the time, playing mainstream pop, like fucking Dire Straits,” Howard recalls. “Really uncool. He’d not been exposed to the indie-rock stuff that we were into like Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and Senseless Things.” The next time they met, at Bellamy’s house, Howard started playing albums for Matt and asking him to play on a guitar. The kid with the horrible shellsuit proved to be a talented musician. Howard drafted him into his band Gothic Plague, “It was like, I know you look weird, but you’re a good guitarist, so I’m sure we can get along.”
-Q magazine 2012
this is the best thing that appeared on my dash today
I’m giggling like an idiot help.
#muse money used during the show as confetti! 💷💸
#actors who are actually their character
the greatest casting ever.
Even better when you think about how Dan got a place for himself in NY to continue his career, Emma went to a school in USA, and Rupert bought a fucking ice cream truck.
Follow your dreams Rupert
I didn’t know this. So I looked it up and - HE ACTUALLY DID.
‘I keep my van well stocked. It’s got a proper machine that dispenses Mr Whippy ice cream and I buy my lollies wholesale – 50 for a tenner – so I never run short.
I’m not allowed to sell my merchandise. I’d need a licence for that. ‘I tend to avoid July and August, but the rest of the year I’ll drive around the local villages and if I see some kids looking like they’re in need of ice creams, I’ll pull over and dish them out for free. They’ll say, “Ain’t you Ron Weasley?” And I’ll say, “It’s strange, I get asked that a lot.”
It makes it even better that he just GIVES the icecream away. [Source]
remember when muse were forced to use playback during that italian tv show about football and nobody noticed
matt didn’t even try to do the drumming right. it was the greatest thing ever
© Adam Elmakias