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25 killer albums turning 10 in 2019

If 2008 was the year that saw some pop (Coldplay), rock (Kings Of Leon) and hip-hop (Lil Wayne) giants cement their place as the game's big hitters, 2009 will be remembered as the year where some vital fresh blood reared their head. From the storming debuts of The xx and Florence and The Machine to coming-of-age releases from Arctic Monkeys and...

“The dream is dead”: Kasabian’s Tom Meighan pays tribute after Leicester City owner dies in helicopter crash

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has paid tribute to Leicester City FC owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died when his helicopter crashed outside the Premier League club's stadium this weekend. The billionaire Thai businessman perished alongside two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger when the aircraft span out of control and crashed in the car park of the King Power...

Noel Fielding, Carl Barat, Peter Crouch and more attend Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno’s new art exhibition launch

Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno has launched a new art exhibition called Daft Apeth. Check out photos from the launch below. Staged at Noho Showrooms in London, Noel Fielding, The Libertines' Carl Barat, radio host Lliana Bird, football icon and Kasabian fan Peter Crouch, model Abbey Clancy, Fearne Cotton, magician Dynamo, actress Noomi Rapace,  and former world boxing champion Naseen Hamed were all...

The Big Read – Kasabian: “It’s time for a reset”

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Enjoying “the battle” of winning over the European festival circuit on a hot, sticky night in Madrid, Serge Pizzorno tells Kevin EG Perry how the “healing power of being on tour” is helping Tom Meighan’s get over his personal annus horribilis and how “the world at the moment is a pretty slippery character…”

Kasabian announce one-off London Brixton Academy show

Kasabian have announced details of a one-off London headline show at The O2 Academy in Brixton. Dates and ticket details are below. The band will be capping off the promotional run for 2017 album 'For Crying Out Loud' by following up festival dates in Edinburgh and Belfast with a surprise and intimate show at the iconic London venue next month. The...

Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno clarifies his comments about new bands headlining festivals

Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno has spoken out, after it was suggested that he believed newer bands aren't good enough to headline festivals. Watch our video interview with him above. Last month, Pizzorno spoke at the Isle of Wight Festival about why it’s the same legacy acts returning to top the bill at most festivals. Bandmate Tom Meighan suggested "they ain't good enough", while...

Kasabian dedicate ‘Fire’ to snooker player at Mad Cool 2018

The last echoes of Pearl Jam's epic set-closing rendition of 'Rocking In The Free World' were still hanging in the balmy Spanish night air when suddenly - from the adjacent second stage - the instantly-recognisable sound of the MGM opening credits music swelled from the speakers. That sound announced - as it so often does - that something big was...

Kasabian: ‘Newer bands aren’t good enough to headline festivals’

Kasabian's Tom Meighan has claimed that newer and rising bands "aren't good enough" to step up and take the festival headline slots that more established acts continue to claim. Read more: 'We're calling everyone out' - NME meets Kasabian This weekend saw the band headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2018, where the band spoke to Sky News about why it's...

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: all the best bits in photos

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The Isle of Wight Festival came to a dazzling close last night with a headline performance by The Killers, proving that they can still deliver so long as Brandon Flowers is in the band. The weekend, which marked the festival's 50th anniversary, also saw sets from Liam Gallagher, who reportedly refused to play on Sunday because of the World Cup, Depeche...

Kasabian offer textbook everyman headline show for Isle Of Wight’s 50th anniversary

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It's slightly surprising to learn that Kasabian's headline slot at Isle Of Wight Festival's 50th anniversary is their first appearance at the event since 2011. Like Reading And Leeds, you expect to hear 'Club Foot' and 'Ee-Zeh' on the island every other year, while seeing Tom Meighan endearingly cosy up to Serge Pizzorno in the rare calm moments. That not much...