Matthew Bellamy, lead of Muse, holds the Guinness Book World Record for smashing the most guitars on tour!
Bellamy is the lead vocalist and lead guitarist for the band Muse. He’s also fiancé to Kate Hudson and they have a son together, Bing. It was Bellamy’s grandmother of all people who pushed him to learn guitar at the age of 14. He previously had been playing piano since he was 6 years old. He is known for his instrumental abilities, but also for his high vocal range. In the January 2010 edition of Total Guitar, Bellamy was named "Guitarist of the Decade" and was declared to be "the Hendrix of his generation".
In the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records, Bellamy holds the world record for most guitars smashed on a tour. His record of smashing 140 guitars, was set during the Absolution Tour. In April 2010, Bellamy was named the eighth best front man of all time by the readers of Q.
In December 2010, readers of MusicRadar voted Bellamy the 9th Greatest Lead Singer of all time. In 2010, BBC Radio 6 conducted a survey where Matt Bellamy came third as the best guitarist of the last 30 years.