Where would rock be without larger-than-life frontmen? Muse‘s Matt Bellamy may be shorter than most, but he makes up for his lack of height with a surplus of wild ideas that make it easy to see how the band became the intergalactic star-hoppers we know and love.

Bellamy can always be relied upon to latch onto the strangest and craziest theories going, but while he’s renounced some of the weirder conspiracy theories that he temporarily took to heart, he still seems set on finding the hidden patterns that everyone else has missed – and gobbling a few handfuls of psychedelics along the way. Here’s a collection of some of his best quotes and most outrageous theories.

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