Kasabian’s Tom Meighan: ‘Amy Winehouse’s death made me stop partying so hard’

Singer also says indie rock has 'vanished' from the music scene

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has said Amy Winehouse‘s death has made him think twice about partying so hard.

The singer, who has admitted to going out on 48-hour benders in the past, said her passing was a wake up call. “Amy was beautiful, I met her numerous times and she was lovely, she was a sweetheart,” he said.

“It was an absolute shock that someone that young and that gifted could go like that and it frightens me that something could happen like that. Bless her, she is at peace now. But nobody should go that young, not at 27.”

Meighan also said he found it difficult not to slip into a wild lifestyle even when he came off tour. He told The Daily Record: “I’m probably safer on tour than I am at home. I’m just like everyone else I like to have a good time and I need to learn to cut it off. It’s easy to get home and go out and carry on for two days without a break.”

Meighan‘s comments echo guitarist Serge Pizzorno’s recent admission about quitting drugs ever since he had a baby boy.

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