18 Memorable Matt Bellamy Quotes

“I'd like to build up a cult and lead them all to a mass suicide.” 2001

“You can buy a mobile phone which can fire up to four bullets. Handy to have if you’re a psycho.” 2001

“Our DNA was mixed with a species from outer space and apes; we’re a mixture of the two.” 2003

“I’m scared of legs.” 2003

“I’ll go and buy an island and live underwater in a re-breather with Kleenex boxes on my feet.” 2003

“The concept of democracy is a fucking joke. Rock’s supposed to shake things up and say, ‘Fuck that, this is shit, man! Let’s burn down the Houses of Parliament!’” 2006

“I had a girlfriend for a number of years who was a proper farm girl. I used to go out and watch her younger brother shoot cows in the bollocks.” 2006

“We hired a bouncy castle in Las Vegas for a party and decided to dress up as aliens. People definitely lost it there.” 2006

“I’m not really in favour of drugs, but setting aside one day a year for hallucinogenics definitely opens up new doorways.” 2006

“There’s whole sections of my life that I can’t remember. Everything that was my life until I was about 20 is gone.” 2006

“I try to play squash but I keep running into the walls.” 2006

“I’d definitely be up for a trip to Mars. I’d love to record an album at zero gravity.” 2006

“I’m not going to lead a revolution, but I’m happy to join in on one.” 2006

“Most bands are scared of ridicule - we embrace it.” 2006

“Paris Hilton came to our LA show. She left during the first song on the set. If we’re offending Paris Hilton we must be doing something right.” 2007

“Apparently you’re not allowed to have helicopters fly over big crowds in case they fall out of the sky and start mincing up. Which is fair enough, I suppose.” 2007

“If I wasn’t in this band and I read some of these things, I’d think that I was a complete twat.” 2000

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.