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Guitar Greats: Matt Bellamy

Since their 1999 debut album Showbiz, Muse have evolved into a worldwide juggernaut, with their driving force being singer/guitarist/primary song writer Matt Bellamy.

Bellamy has made countless "Best Guitarist" lists, and frankly, is pretty much worshiped in his native U.K.  He's basically the second coming of Noel Gallagher, except without an absolute maniac of a younger brother, which we're sure Noel is incredibly jealous of day in and day out.

More than anything, Bellamy's exemplary playing live cements him as a current and future guitar god.  Few bands put on a show quite like Muse, and Bellamy's vision is to thanks for that.

 

Singer and guitarist Matthew Bellamy, on stage with the band Muse, England, circa 1999.

 

Matt Bellamy of Muse performs on stage at the Palace Hotel in October 2000 in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Matt Bellamy. Live in Heaton Park, Manchester circa 2001.

 

Matthew Bellamy from Muse performs live on stage at Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands on May 20 2002.

 

Matt Bellamy at the Pinkpop Festive in 2004.

 

Matt Bellamy and Muse perform live on stage in the Netherlands in 2005.

Matt Bellamy performs at the Greek Theatre on July 19, 2006 in Los Angeles during their tour to support of the album, 'Black Holes and Revelations.'

 

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy performs on stage on the second day of the Isle of Wight Festival 2007 in Newport on June 9, 2007 on the Isle of Wight, England.

 

Matt Bellamy of Muse performs on stage at FedExField on September 29, 2009 in Landover, Maryland.

 

Matthew Bellamy from Muse performs during the first day of Rock werchter Festival on July 1, 2010 in Werchter, Belgium.

 

Matthew Bellamy at the Reading Festival at Richfield Avenue on August 28, 2011 in Reading, England.

 

Matthew Bellamy of Muse performs during the first day of week two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on October 11, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

 

Matthew Bellamy performs during the 2014 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at The Empire Polo Club on April 19, 2014 in Indio, California.

 

Matthew Bellamy of Muse performs onstage at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on May 16, 2015 in Irvine, California.