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Muse's Matt Bellamy: 'My family's bankruptcy taught me not to crave material wealth and success'

Rocker Matt Bellamy has revealed that he values family over material success after seeing his father declare bankruptcy as a youngster.

During a personal interview with Britain's The Sun newspaper, the Muse frontman explained that he saw first hand how money can build you up and tear you down equally as quickly so has never really been interested in it:

"Money and success haven't really changed my beliefs or opinions over the years. When I was growing up my mum and dad split when I was 13 or 14 during the early-Nineties recession. At that time my dad went bankrupt and it played a huge part in it all at home."

"I experienced the sharp end of a tough time, living with a single parent, my mum, and she was really struggling to get a job. These are the things that form your views in life. They are established when you are growing up and being raised. That stuff doesn't really go away, that stays with you."

The 'Knights of Cydonia' star added that going through tough times motivated him to succeed in his own life as he wouldn't want to repeat his childhood from that perspective:

"In a way, that is what drove me to want to be successful. I never want to have to be in that situation again - ever. I have been lucky to experience a lot of the spoils that can happen in a rock band. But being with the three guys in this band from such a young age, we aren’t going to let any of the spoils change us."





Watch a recent interview with Bellamy below: