June 19, 2014 12:05

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno says rock 'n' roll 'needs a kick up the arse' Kasabian Tickets

Guitarist and songwriter says the next generation of bands has "almost come to a standstill"

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Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno has said that rock music "needs a kick up the arse" and that he hopes his band's album '48:13' could inspire a new generation of artists.

Speaking exclusively in a blog NME, Pizzorno stresses the importance of experimentation in new bands and states that he feels the next generation of rock 'n' roll bands has "almost come to a standstill."

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"I didn't see Alex Turner's rock 'n' roll speech at The Brits, but I heard a lot of people talking about it," says Pizzorno. "Of course he wanted to make that moment that people talk about, he was at the Brits! That's it for me though, British rock 'n' roll needs to up its game, and of course rock 'n' roll will never die. That’s obvious. I just think there’s so much more out there for it, it just needs a kick up the arse or something. It needs igniting."

This isn't the first time Pizzorno has spoken out this year. He previously said he thinks UKIP leader Nigel Farage is a "dangerous man" who the whole country should be "keeping an eye on".

Kasabian’s latest album '48:13' entered the Official Album Chart at Number One last weekend (June 15), giving the group the fourth Number One album. Kasabian will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Kasabian appear on the cover of this week's NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.



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