Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno: ‘I quit drugs for ‘Velociraptor!”

Kasabian man wants to concentrate on legacy rather than caning

Serge Pizzorno gave up drugs because he wanted Kasabian to be remembered for their music.

The group’s guitarist said he and the rest of the Leicester band used to party like “tomorrow didn’t matter” and would take lots of substances. When he realised the band’s work had started to suffer, he knew it was time to stop.

In an interview in this month’s Q magazine, he said:

We were absolutely crazy. Because you don’t know how long it’s gonna last and you don’t give a f**k about anything. You do an album and you think this is gonna be it so let’s just enjoy it. Tomorrow didn’t matter. We lived at 100 miles an hour.


He added: “I just got bored. For me, the most important thing is the art, the music and the things we leave behind. If your music starts to suffer, then it’s not worth it.”

The band release their fourth album ‘Velociraptor!’ on September 19. To record the album, Kasabian worked with producer Dan The Automator again, the Gorillaz collaborator who also produced last album
‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’.

Kasabian previewed ‘Switchblade Smiles’ back in June, while new single ‘Days Are Forgotten’ is released on September 12.

The band also announced a 10-date arena tour for November and December.

Watch an exclusive video of Kasabian in the studio recording ‘Velociraptor!’ at the top of the page.