Muse's Matt Bellamy: 'My Dad's Bankruptcy Drove My Success'

Meanwhile, bandmate Dom Howard was seen stapling fake money to a performers bum at a hedonistic after-party last night.

Muse's Matt Bellamy: 'My Dad's Bankruptcy Drove My Success'
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Muse frontman Matt Bellamy says family hardships after his father early 1990s bankrupcy is what drove him to be an international success. The bankruptcy drove his parents apart and made him appreciate the importance of family, which he says helps him appreciate the importance of family rather than wealth, which helps keep him grounded now he's a major rock star. "Money and success haven't really changed my beliefs or opinions over the years. When I was growing up my mum and dad split when I was 13 or 14 during the early-'90s recession. At that time my dad went bankrupt and it played a huge part in it all at home. "I experienced the sharp end of a tough time, living with a single parent, my mum, and she was really struggling to get a job. These are the things that form your views in life. They are established when you are growing up and being raised. That stuff doesn't really go away, that stays with you," he told the Sun. Bellamy says the fear of going through such a hard time again is what drove him to work extra hard to succeed. "I never want to have to be in that situation again - ever. I have been lucky to experience a lot of the spoils that can happen in a rock band. But being with the three guys in this band from such a young age, we aren't going to let any of the spoils change us." Meanwhile, overnight reports claim that his bandmate and drummer Dom Howard has been spotted stapling fake money to a performer's rear end at a debauched after-party last night, though the original article on NME has since been removed. What drives you to succeed? Let us know in the comments.

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    Braykah
    If there was an annual award for misleading headlines in the news industry, UG would dominate it all the way.
    dollyDagger
    Who wrote this? They need to learn how to string a sentence together! Poor editing. Doesn't make sense.
    robo37
    Thought it would at least mention his dad's name considering how him and band was massively famous at the time.
    Afterbirths
    The Sun's article on this story is much more articulate than this one. That said, good for Matt. Muse may make overblown and pompous music but I've always felt the band are down to earth considering Matt grows his own food and Chris regularly plays football with fans at friendly games. It's good to know that having money and success hasn't changed them or made Matt forget about what it's like to be poor.
    Emilym80
    Muse frontman Matt Bellamy say family hardships after his father early 1990s is what drove him to be an international success. Yes.
    shanewane564
    Front Museman Batt Mellamy harship say family father his after 1990s early drove is what be him to an success international YES.
    tdklimek
    Family father yesman mellamy drove front batt early after his 1990s success is what be to an international him family harship.
    connor494
    they're concert at emirates last saturday was the best ****ing performance i think i will ever see xD
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