The guitarists says he hopes the group's new album will inspire a new generation of bands

Kasabian‘s Serge Pizzorno has said he wants the bands new album to inspire a new generation of rock ‘n’ roll bands, as he thinks the genre is dying out.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Pizzorno said he thinks there aren’t many rock bands left and that he hopes the experimentation on his group’s new album ’48:13′ will help push new bands to look to the future.

“It’s weird to think of ourselves as one of the last rock ‘n’ roll bands around,” he said. “But it’s important because there just don’t seem to be many left.

“This new record we’ve done is important because it’s our best work yet,” he added. “It’s so much a forward-thinking record. It’s a new and futuristic version of a rock band, which is important for kids starting bands, going ‘Ah we don’t just have to do that…we can experiment’.”

Yesterday, Kasabian announced a one-off London gig in aid of charity War Child.

The band will play London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 18. It is the only London show the band have announced so far and comes three days before their homecoming show in Leicester and 11 days before their headline slot at Glastonbury on June 29.

Tickets to the gig are £50 and go onsale on Friday (May 30) at 9am. All profits from the show will go to support War Child’s work with children in war zones across the world.

Kasabian’s forthcoming fifth album, ’48:13′, is due for release on June 9.