Kasabian think they ''deserve'' their success.

The 'Eez-Eh' rockers have had a triumphant year which saw them headline the famous Glastonbury festival and play a homecoming gig in Leicester to 50,000 fans and think they are worthy of their achievements because they work so hard.

Frontman Tom Meighan said: ''Glastonbury was unbelievable, because we deserved that. We're proud pioneers.

''And there was Leicester as well. We deserve everything we f***ing get.

''We've worked so hard, me and my best friend [guitarist Serge Pizzorno] here, since we were f***ing babies, when we were 17 and we gave our lives to rock 'n' roll. Not many people can say that can they?''

Both Tom and Serge believe their strong bond is the key to the group's success.

Tom said: ''I love this guy. He's Pete Townshend. He runs the band. Without him... he's the controller, the leader. He has to keep me in check.''

Serge added to Q magazine:'' Tom's my other half. Without Tom, I am simply just a man. With Tom, I can do anything. I am a superhero.

''I like to think, romantically, we'll go together, in a blaze of glory. It'll be like a last shoot out.''