Muse's Matthew Bellamy

"We're a live band, primarily, and it's all about performance. [The reason] you had bad records in the '80s is that people forget that they have to play together as a band; they forget what it was about. They think you can just play the drums and then just add the bass on and then add the guitar. You need to get it all down at once. That's a performance, and that's how you get the feel of the record." — Matthew Bellamy, singer/guitarist for Muse