Queen is niet - zoals veel mensen denken - het grote voorbeeld van alle drie de bandleden van Muse. Eigenlijk is Dom de enige die echt een groot fan was.
Dom: "I’m the only real Queen-fan in the band. It’s not really Matt and Chris so much.
I always liked the diversity of Queens music. Because they had one song that was like some weird little banjo seaside rendezvous type track. You know. That’s kind of like a little bit silly. And massive epic stuff like ‘We Are The Champions’ and whatever. So just their diversity as a group I always thought was amazing."
Wel ziet Dom belangrijke overeenkomsten tussen Queen-frontman Freddie Mercury en Matt, de frontman van Muse.
Dom: "I think there are similarities. I mean a band like that, they had a writer who was very influenced by classical music, and wrote in a rockband set-up, and that’s kind of similar for us because Matts earlier influences are lots of classical music."
Met die vergelijkbare aanpak en invloeden, is het niet gek dat ook de muziek van beide bands overeenkomsten heeft.
Dom: "So when you’re really into that style of music, you think in the way that that’s created, you use that as an influence and turn it into what is like a four minute pop rock song. You have this epic sound to it. So I think Queen had a similar approach to music that we kind of naturally adopt ourself because our own influences."