From People on Psychedelics
Matthew Bellamy (born 9 June 1978) is an English musician and composer, who is best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Muse.
- "I'm not really in favour of drugs. Setting aside one day a year for hallucinogenics definitely opens up new doorways." http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/a95858/matt-bellamy-i-take-drugs-once-a-year.html
- "Bellamy will cop to having taken fistfuls of mushrooms over the years, not as a weekly routine, but as a bi-annual binge. The drill is this: make sure you have no stress clouds on the horizon, clear a few days from your diary - at least three of which should be free after the event - and be willing to surrender yourself to whatever may come your way.
- The last time Matt Bellamy did this was in Vondelpark in Amsterdam, where he spent three days locked within the gates, scoffing 'bags and bags and bags' of magic mushrooms. "I guess the point of doing this is to dig into your subconscious,' he says. 'To experience something that's not usually on offer. I'm not afraid of seeing something dark and seeing something horrible when i do this. In fact, i think the last time i did mushrooms i was actually looking for that to happen. But, I think it's a way of connecting with yourself in a way that you can't do in everyday situations." http://www.musewiki.org/Kerrang_2002-06-22_%E2%80%93_The_dark_side_of_Matt_Bellamy