Check out this amazing band from England named Rocket Baby Dolls (formerly known as Gothic Plague) featuring Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme & Dominic Howard.
In 1994 with a goth/glam image they competed in a local battle of the bands contest, smashed their equipment in the process and won. Bellamy said:
“It was supposed to be a protest, a statement so, when we actually won, it was a real shock, a massive shock. After that, we started taking ourselves seriously.”
As they got serious the band changed their name to Muse and the rest is history. Check out this historic video from Battle of the Bands at the English Riviera Centre in Torquay on Saturday November 26, 1994 after they had changed their band name to Muse.
The name Muse was supposedly inspired by Bellamy’s art teacher Samuel Theoun. The band liked that it was short and thought that it looked good on a poster. Luckily they changed their name because Rocket Baby Dolls would have looked really weird.
Rock star fame wasn’t new to Bellamy as his father George had a number one hit song with his band The Tornados. Check it out…