Steve Lamacq looks at the band Muse.
Muse have always operated on a larger scale than most rock bands.
And the Devon trio's combination of shamlessly overblown rock theatrics and extravagant conspiracy theories have left many scratching their heads.
Onstage they've been compared to 'Eddie Van Halen trying to play Beethoven with his left foot on a sitar'.
Offstage singer Matt BellamyY believes we've been cloned from aliens, and that we receive subliminal instructions from the government via mobile phones and Muse's album 'Absolution' deals not with the end of relationships, but the end of the world.