Quote: "He's the most incredible man, but he's 93 years old and not very well at all. I just thought if I wore a little nod to him, he might see it when he opened the newspaper in his hospital bed on Monday morning and get a kick out of it. My mum said he was buzzing from it, so job done." Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno explains the meaning of the 'Wilfred' T-shirt he wore while headlining the Glastonbury festival on Sunday (29Jun14).
Fact: British rockers Kasabian have been announced as one of the headliners for the 2014 Benicassim Festival in Spain. Also on the bill are rapper Tinie Tempah, Paul Weller and Manic Street Preachers. The festival takes place from 17-20 July (14).
Fact: Bookmakers in Britain have named Foo Fighters and Kasabian as early favourites to headline the 2014 Glastonbury festival with odds of 6/1. Experts at William Hill have also given odds of 25/1 that defunct rockers Oasis will reform for a slot at the iconic event.
Fact: Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno had a weekend to remember recently after he was honoured by officials at Italy's Genoa soccer club. The guitarist, who trained in the sport before finding fame as a musician, was presented with a shirt bearing the number 10 by team bosses on 14 April (13) to celebrate his family ties to the area ahead of their home game against local rivals Sampdoria, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Quote: "We were on tour during the Olympics but I saw some bits on telly (Tv). There were some horrifying bits, like The Spice Girls. That really didn't do the place justice. That was the most horrifying bit. It was just horrible." Kasabian rocker Tom Meighan was not a fan of the SPICE GIRLS' performance at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
Quote: "Danny, what were you thinking? We've got a song called Fire and there's a massive cauldron being set alight - it would have been perfect. I've enjoyed every second of the Olympics though, even the archery." Kasabian star Serge Pizzorno is upset Danny Boyle didn't pick the band to perform at his Opening Ceremony extravaganza for the London 2012 Olympics, which came to a close on Sunday (12Aug12).
Tweet: "9 years ago today I married my best friend @mark_wilkerson and I'm just as madly in love with him today,if not more!!!" Pregnant actress Melissa Joan Hart declares her love for her husband on their wedding anniversary.
Quote: "We're humble boys, you know, no messing about... Our rider is just a few nice beers, nice spirits, you're done. It's easy. We're not going to be sending these people round the houses looking for quails' eggs and emu feathers. We've not forgotten who we were." Rockers Kasabian merely insist on alcohol on their concert riders, according to guitarist Serge Pizzorno.
Fact: Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno was among the audience at the World Snooker Championship final in Sheffield, north England on Monday (07May12) and witnessed Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Ali Carter 18-11 to win his fourth top title at the city's Crucible Theatre.
Quote: "It would have been brilliant to play Glastonbury but all we need is a phone call from Michael Eavis and we'll be there for 2013." Kasabian star Tom Meighan is eager for the band to play at the legendary British festival.
Quote: "We came off tour and went back in the studio recording. I'm pleased how quickly it's come about but the success of our last album helped - it gave us the confidence to roll straight back into cracking on with things. Making music is easy... Now we can do what we want. We're very confident people." Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno is delighted with the success of the band's fourth album Velociraptor!, which shot to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday (25Sep11).
Quote: "When I met Jack White I thought, 'Thank God I'm not the only one.' Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme is big, too. We could all do something, that'd be frightening." Tall Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno wants to make a supergroup of music's massive men.
Quote: "There's no way I'm getting away with not helping out with everything. I love it. I'm just buzzing at the moment. I couldn't be more happy." Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno is loving life as a father to his one-year-old son.
Fact: Rockers Kasabian, The Ting Tings, rapper Tinie Tempah and Eliza Doolittle are giving fans the chance to own their favourite possessions as part of the run up to the BRIT Awards next month (Feb11). Devotees can win sunglasses, trainers and albums belonging to the stars, as well as two tickets to the show in London, as part of the online prizegiving.
Quote: "I've been teaching my baby how to box and I've been playing guitar a lot to him. I sing to him, too, so he likes good tunes already." Rocker Serge Pizzorno plays Kasabian songs to his new son.
Quote: "It was horrendous. People were serving me food with masks and rubber gloves. It was like ET in the quarantine chamber. I was gripped with fear." Kasabian rocker Tom Meighan on his bout of swine flu last year (09).
Quote: "Steve was great and I've missed him since he went. I went to his zoo in Australia. It was wicked. I could work in a place like that with animals. I'd come back as him in the next life." Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan is a huge fan of late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin.
Quote: "I'd love to do a tune with JAY-Z. We don't need him and he probably doesn't need us but it would be good to collaborate with someone like him." British rocker Tom Meighan is keen for his band Kasabian to team up with the rap superstar.
Quote: "We'll never do one. They suck. Dizzee Rascal's is all right but the rest of them really suck. Even if I was skint (penniless) and the last man on earth, I wouldn't even bow to it." Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan rules out recording a soccer anthem.
Quote: "There's no bands in the Top 40 these days. I think the internet's took the shine off rock 'n' roll. When we got signed it's like we jumped on the last boat out of Armageddon." Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan on the state of modern hit music.
Fact: Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder performed onstage with The Who at a charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday (30Mar10). The gig marked the end of a series of live shows raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Quote: "I don't know what we'll do. It won't be very pretty if we lose. Someone could get hurt." Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno promised some wildman antics if the band failed to win the British Group honour.
Quote: "It's hard for me when we're not touring or anything. I bought a karate outfit - a Cobra Kai outfit from the Karate Kid. It's not actually from the film, it's a copy." Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan is hooked on auction website eBay.com.
Fact: Oasis are set to battle it out against rival Britpop group Blur at the forthcoming Q Awards, despite announcing their split last month (Aug09). The WONDERWALL hitmakers will go head-to-head with the PARKLIFE stars for the Best Live Act honour, alongside U2, Arctic Monkeys, THE Prodigy, Kasabian and Take That.
Quote: "We'd love to meet Bruce (Springsteen) before going on. I'll be like, 'Alright mate? F**king hell, wow.' Our mate does an impression of him in the Dancing in the Dark video, so if I could sneak him in that would be incredible. We still get starstruck when we meet people we look up to." Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno is looking forward to Britain's Glastonbury festival this weekend (27-28Jun09).
Quote: "I mainly like to do some gardening during any time off we might have. I'm not so keen on doing DIY so I get my missus to do that while I supervise." Kasabian star Serge Pizzorno has a back up career in mind.
Fact: British rockers Kasabian are giving away their new single VLAD THE IMPALER as a free download for a limited period. The track will be available online from their official website from 31 March (09) for just four days.
Fact: Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has spent $8,000 (GBP4,000) on a Michael Jackson puppet used in cult U.K. TV show SPITTING IMAGE. The British rocker is a huge fan of popular culture memorabilia - among the items he owns is the BMX bicycle ridden by E.T. and ELLIOTT in Steven Spielberg's 1982 sci-fi blockbuster E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL.
Quote: "One of the best things about being famous is making our parents so proud. They swap press cuttings about us and my dad even got to chat up Jamie Lee Curtis." Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan is pleased his parents are reaping the benefits of his fame.
Fact: British rock band Kasabian bare all in a new photo shoot with legendary photographer MICK ROCK for men's magazine Playboy US.