Kasabian storm NME HQ



Kasabian dropped by the Blue Fin Building recently to visit NME. The futuristic glass block by the Thames houses NME magazine and NME.COM on the fourth floor, while deep in its basement NME Radio broadcasts to the world next to NME TV's video studios. Pic: Andy Willsher


Tom and Serge have a quick flick through the latest NME magazine during their NME Radio interview. Tune in to the station all day today to hear the exclusive live tracks they recorded for us. Pic: Andy Willsher




Kasabian record tracks for NME Radio. Loads of bands have recorded special sessions in the studio since it opened last year - Glasvegas, Manic Street Preachers, La Roux, Dirty Pretty Things and Metronomy have been among the visitors. Keep an eye on NME.COM/radio for the latest news. Pic: Andy Willsher


Kasabian at NME. The band talk swine flu, Glasto, crap aftershow parties and blow up dolls in the mag this week as they take on readers' questions. Pic: Andy Willsher



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Kasabian's UK tour kicks off soon, beginning on Nov 10th at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena before taking in dates in Scotland, England and Wales and ending up at Bournemouth's BIC on Nov 25th. Pic: Andy Willsher


Tom reveals some strange things in this week's NME cover feature interview. Apparently he's kept his recently-shorn hair in a bag in a cupboard. Pic: Andy Willsher


Kasabian were all smiles when they came to NME recently, signing autographs and laughing at some of the reviews in the mag. Pic: Andy Willsher


Kasabian perform 'Where Did All The Love Go?' for NME Radio, who are playing out tracks from the session all day today. This weekend sees the first Topman Takeover in central London and the station talks to Esser and Gallows. Pic: Andy Willsher


Serge was quite the joker during the trip, and kept disappearing to make phone calls. We finally pinned him down with his acoustic guitar. Pic: Andy Willsher


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Kasabian line up and behave themselves for a bit as they film their NME TV takeover. To watch the band take over the station for two hours and present videos from Rage Against The Machine and Oasis, tune in on Sky Channel 382 this Friday (October 30th) from 9pm. Pic: Andy Willsher


Tom reminisces over Kasabian's best videos as they present their top vids for a special NME TV show to be broadcast on Sunday at 11pm on Sky Channel 382. Pic: Andy Willsher


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A few days after their trip to NME HQ the party moved to a nearby studio for the cover shoot, aided by a bountiful rider that included bottles of JD and 10 handles of premium vodka. Pic: Dean Chalkley


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Kasabian shot for NME magazine. The issue sees the band talk Mercurys and sexy music and also reveal the name of their fantasy side project with Liam Gallagher: The Boa Constrictors. Pic: Dean Chalkley


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Tom poses for legendary NME snapper Dean Chalkley, shortly before talking to us about 'The X Factor', 'Rock Band' and Serge's toenails. Get the issue for the full story. Pic: Dean Chalkley


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Kasabian pose for their NME cover feature. Their forthcoming arena tour looks set to raise the bar for live shows as they reconstruct the cover of 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' for the stage. Pic: Dean Chalkley


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Apparently even the roadies will be made to wear white asylum coats as they take the show on the road. This week's mag has the full story. Pic: Dean Chalkley


Kasabian shot for nme 12/10/09 at the dove centre
The photoshoot crew gather together. L-R back row: Chris Edwards, Serge Pizzorno, NME journalist Dan Martin, Tom Meighan, Ian Matthews, Rick the Roadie, photo assistant Chris, NME Art Director Joe Frost, Kasabian PR Fred. Middle row: set designer Carrie Lousie, set assistant Hela, NME Photo Director Marian, make-up artist Natalya. Front row: set assistant Sophie. Pic: Dean Chalkley


This week's NME has the full story on Kasabian's upcoming arena tour and sees the band answer questions fro NME.COM users as well as followers of @nmemagazine at our Twitter page.