Born Dominic James Howard, 7 December 1977 in Stockport, England, He is the drummer for the British band Muse. He was born in Stockport, not far from Manchester. When 8-9 years old he moved with his family to Teignmouth, a small town on the Devon 'riviera'. He plays just one instrument within the band's music: the drums. He began at about 11, when he was struck by a jazz band performing at school. He can also play a little bit of guitar.