Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘I learnt how to have sex at Reading Festival’

Singer reveals how festival antics helped him develop his bedroom skills

Muse‘s Matt Bellamy has spoken about his first sexual experiences as a teenager at Reading Festival and how they helped shape his carnal education.

Speaking in the new Q magazine, Bellamy said, “Reading was definitely a place where a lot of my early sexual experiences were. I didn’t lose my virginity at Reading, I’d lost it just before. But I definitely followed through and learnt a bit more how to do it there.”

He also admitted, “I’ve got some pretty unsavoury memories [there].”

The interview contains yet more festival confessions from the band including how Bellamy ‘crapped behind a fence’ and how Muse‘s drummer, Dominic Howard, had his ‘head smashed in and sprinkled with piss’ in a moshpit.

Away from talk of Reading and Leeds, bassist Chris admitted that he used to suffer from a chronic alcohol problem. After accepting he had issues he gave up the drink in December 2008, stating, “I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time.”

A recent NME poll crowned Muse‘s 2004 Glastonbury performance the greatest ever at the Somerset festival.

Muse are set to headline Reading And Leeds Festival, playing the Friday slot (August 26) at Leeds before closing the Reading festival on Sunday (August 28).