Kasabian guitarist quits to join Beady Eye

Jay Mehler will play bass alongside Liam Gallagher in new line-up

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Kasabian

Guitarist Jay Mehler has quit Kasabian to join Beady Eye, it has been confirmed.

Mehler joined Kasabian in 2006 during the recording of the band's second album 'Empire' after original guitarist Christopher Karloff left the band. He now joins Liam Gallagher ahead of the release of Beady Eye's second album later this year after their touring musician Jeff Wooton left to pursue other projects. Mehler did not perform with Kasabian during their performance at the Comic Relief concert arranged by comedian Russell Brand earlier this week.

A post on Kasabian’s official Facebook page reads: "Jay is our bro we’re all good and the last six years have been mega. He’s moving on and will be incredible in Beady Eye. We thought posting an awesome video was the best way to let you guys know that he will be missed, but here it is in black and white too." Scroll down to see the video now.

Beady Eye have been working on their second studio album with producer Dave Sitek, and are expected to unveil a new single in April. Meanwhile, Kasabian confirmed that they will headline Hard Rock Calling in June. The festival will take place in its new home of London's Olympic Park and the band will appear on a bill which also includes Paul Weller, Miles Kane, Kodaline, The Cribs, Klaxons and Tribes.

Read More On This Artist

Kasabian Merchandise
More News
Noel Gallagher focuses on "brilliant" new album at Royal Albert Hall
Charli XCX and Sophie collaboration previewed - watch
Beck's 'Morning Phase' goes silver in UK after selling 60,000 copies
Zayn Malik looks to go solo after being pictured in recording studio with Naughty Boy
Justin Bieber joins Ariana Grande onstage to perform 'All That Matters' live - watch
Depeche Mode's Martin Gore announces solo album 'MG' and shares 'Europa...
East 17's Brian Harvey discusses struggles with depression and mental illness
Alt-J album 'This Is All Yours' certified gold in the UK
Jessie Ware joins Nicki Minaj onstage in London to perform 'The Crying Game' - watch
Destiny's Child reunite to perform at Stellar Gospel Music Awards - watch
Def Jam rapper's manager killed in a car park after planning anti-violence initiatives
Selfie sticks banned at US festivals
Jamie xx and Four Tet join forces on BBC Radio 1 – listen now
Prince in legal battle after releasing former The Voice contestant's album for free
New Tupac music to get future release
Beastie Boy Ad-Rock avoids touching 'monster' fish on Jimmy Fallon show
Major Lazer: 'England doesn't like us for some reason'
Leon Bridges performs 'Better Man' on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'...
T-Pain releases new mixtape 'The Iron Way'
Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard covers Guided By Voices – watch
The Vaccines air four new songs in Nottingham
Footage from Kendrick Lamar's moving truck performance released as Reebok ad – watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM