Growing up in the quiet English town of Devon, the three members of Muse dreamed of being in a rock band. At the tender age of 13, they did just that by forming Gothic Plague. A few years and name changes later, the trio chose the name Muse and settled into their dramatic, Queen and Radiohead-inspired style of Brit rock. In 1997, they released a self-titled EP, followed by the Muscle Museum EP a year later. The trio signed to Madonna's Maverick Records after playing a music industry show and released Showbiz in 1999. Origin of Symmetry followed in 2001 and the band enjoyed some radio success. But they weren't able to break through in the U.S. until the release of 2003's Absolution, which made its way to the top of the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. Their success continued to grow with the release of 2006's bombastic and ambitious Black Holes and Revelations, 2009's The Resistance, and 2012's The 2nd Law.