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Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno says playing Reading Festival was one of the ''best days ever''.
The 36-year-old guitarist and his band mates - Tom Meighan, Chris Edwards and Ian Matthews - will be headlining the festival at Richmond Park on August 25.
Speaking on Absolute Radio, he said: ''We went to Reading as kids, that yellow poster I got and framed it because it meant so much. It's a big old gig and we attacked it and it was amazing, weren't it? It was one of the best days ever.''
Continue reading: Kasabian Love Reading Festival
Kasabian's new album 'For Crying Out Loud',was inspired by Motown and the seventies, which saw ''strong melodies and great riffs''.
Kasabian's new album was inspired by Motown.
The English rock band, which is comprised of Tom Meighan, Serge Pizzorno, Chris Edwards, and Ian Matthews have admitted their new LP titled 'For Crying Out Loud', which is set to be released next month, was influenced by the iconic seventies era when guitarists had ''strong melodies and great riffs''.
The bands 36-year-old guitarist told the Evening Standard Online: ''On a grand scale we want to save guitar music from hell and be the saviours of rock and roll. In reality, I wanted to try and make an album full of really good, well-crafted songs.
Continue reading: Kasabian's Album For Cying Out Loud Inspired By Motown
The group, who all hail from Leicester, plan to mark the city's football club's memorable season with a huge gig at the end of May.
Leicester City fans Kasabian have announced plans for a huge, one-off gig at the club’s stadium next month, in celebration of the team’s extraordinary season.
The Midlands football club, known as the Foxes, stand on the brink of one of the most astonishing and unlikely achievements in sporting history, as the 5,000-1 rank outsiders are just one victory away from winning the English Premier League.
However, win or lose – and it seems increasingly likely that it will be a win – the indie rock group, who hail from the city, will perform in front of 30,000 fans at the club’s King Power Stadium on May 28th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (April 30th).
The 'Rather Be' stars were recently called out by Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno as part of a reaction to their BRIT Awards snub.
Serge Pizzorno, guitarist and chief songwriter of the Leicester quartet, told The Independent last week that he was displeased at the group’s total lack of recognition at the upcoming Brit Awards. Despite scoring a fourth UK Number 1 album last year with 48:13, Kasabian received no nominations at all, which Pizzorno described as a “conspiracy” to “shut rock ‘n’ roll out.”
Clean Bandit were the target of Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno in a recent interview
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Kasabian will instead open the BAFTAs at the Royal Opera House.
Kasabian will play at this year's BAFTA's ceremony in London after being snubbed by the music industry's annual showcase, the Brit Awards. The Leicester rockers failed to receive a nomination for next month's awards ceremony, much to the bemusement of their diehard following.
Serge Pizzorno says Kasabian's BRITs snubbing is a conspiracy against rock
Sharp-eyed BAFTA producers were quickly on the case and invited Kasabian to open the show for their black-tie movie fest.
Continue reading: Is Kasabian's BRIT Snub Really A "Conspiracy" Against Rock?
It seems someone on the production team may have a gripe against London.
London based fans of Kasabian might have been left a little shocked (and offended) after a profane backdrop exclaiming “London is full of c**ts”, was projected on-stage during a recent gig in Glasgow. But rather than being an expression of the group's true feeling, Kasabian have now claimed the backdrop was simply a ‘production error’ and not anything to do with the band themselves.
Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno and Tom Meighan
Speaking to the NME, guitarist Serge Pizzorno said, “We were all shocked and certainly didn’t mean to offend anyone.” “The production team fucked up.” he continued. “There were supposed to be photos of mundane objects in that section but instead I turned around in the middle of [the song] 'Clouds' and couldn’t believe my eyes.”
Continue reading: So About That Kasabian 'All Londoners Are...' Backdrop...
The Festival will bring over 60 acts to London's Roundhouse this September.
Apple’s iTunes Festival 2014 isn’t until September, but there are already some awesome performers lined up. Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue and Maroon 5 are all a part of this year’s lineup, which was announced Monday, July 21.
Pharrell will cap off a successful year with a headlining gig at iTunes Festival.
Other big names to grace the Roundhouse stage in Camden include old-school favorites, as well as a bunch of newcomers - David Guetta, Sam Smith, Blondie, Beck and Kasabian are all on the list of performers. The full lineup this year includes over 60 acts, set to perform at Roundhouse over a full month. As usual, the tech-centric event will be filmed and streamed live by Apple, with fans able to watch on their computers, iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices, or on their televisions via the company's Apple TV set-top box. Looking after its international customers, the company has promised to make the livestream available in over 100 countries. This year, the festivities will be broadcast through the iTunes store on iOS devices, rather than through a dedicated app.
Never backward in proclaiming their own worth, it's safe to say that Kasabian have always had an aura about them. From their early days as vaguely trip-hop based act Saracuse, they always envisioned that one day they would bring the world to their hometown and on Saturday 21st June 2014, they did. A decade on from the release of their eponymous debut album and on the back of their fourth UK number one album ('48:13'), the Leicester-based quartet have achieved most of their musical ambitions but that day was one they will never forget.
In interviews before the show, Sergio Pizzorno had eluded to the fact that the day could've been their "Spike Island" or "Knebworth". Yes, not on the same scale, but nevertheless that's how it felt. The scene was set early as the queues started forming around Victoria Park from late morning. The feeling in the air was so palpable, you could cut the excitement with a knife. As a site, Victoria Park has not hosted many events, the last one on this scale being Radio 1's "One Big Weekend", but it's well designed and surprisingly easy to navigate.
The warm up acts were not what you would expect from a self-picked Kasabian show. The three youthful looking members of Aussie based indie-dance upstarts Jagwar Ma strode out on stage like they belonged, all donning "Bucket Hats" and baggy clothing reminiscent of early Roses (Stone) fans, and preceded into a set of tunes that got the crowd limbered up, without anyone over exerting themselves. Next up was Rudimental, who would not have been the fans' choice to support that is for sure. But, as the duo jumped from hit to hit, it was clear to see why they were there. The entire crowd, (of those under 30), were bouncing along knowing every word and, all in all, they got the place pumped.
Continue reading: Kasabian - Leicester July 2014 Live Review
The BBC made a blunder when reporting on the weather for the Glastonbury Festival 2014.
Glastonbury Festival goers were warned to "prepare for rape" by a subtitle blunder during the weather report on BBC News at Ten. The weatherman told the audience to "prepare for rain" but the caption instead read, "prepare for rape".
Festivalgoers at Glastonbury 2014 [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Ian Gavan]
A BBC spokeswoman was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying: "We try to ensure our subtitling is as accurate as possible but there are occasions when mistakes inevitably occur.
Continue reading: Glastonbury Festival Goers Told To "Prepare For Rape" By BBC
Sorry guys, rain is on the way
Glastonbury festivalgoers are famously robust whatever the weather, packing willies, umbrellas and waterproof ponchos to ensure their heads don’t drop should the heaven decide to open.
It Could Be A Muddy Glastonbury Festival. Photo: Getty images, Credit: Matt Cardy
And it looks like this year might be a wet one. Forecasters are predicting sunshine up until the gates open, then a deluge of rainfall is set to cascade over Worthy Farm as Arcade Fire, Kasabian and Metallica headline the Pyramid Stage. The Met Office are predicting heavy rain showers between 10am and 9pm on Friday - the first full day of music at the festival.
Continue reading: Glastonbury Weather 2014: It's Going To Rain. Loads.
Take advantage of our latest ticket giveaway as we team up with Xperia Access From Sony to get one lucky winner a chance to see Kasabian live - and much more!
Kasabian are currently on their worldwide Summer/ Autumn tour supporting their number one fifth album '48:13', and you can join in the fun by entering to win a chance to see them live at Victoria Park in Leicester this weekend on June 21st 2014.
As part of the deal, you'll get an extra ticket for a friend and - get this - a Sony Xperia Z2 handset that you'll be using to grab footage from the momentous gig alongside the Xperia Access camera crew. The fun doesn't stop there either - the best bits of your concert video(s) will be weaved into the official film release which will subsequently be shown at the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square, London next month on July 16th.
Bragg may have ruffled Serge's feathers. We'll see if anything comes of it at Glastonbury 2014.
Kasabian were the subject of derision when they chose to divulge the lyrics, "Horsemeat in the burgers, people commit murders, everyone’s on bugle, we’re being watched by Google" early. They eventually revised those lyrics for their current single, ‘Eez-eh’, but Billy Brag still thinks they’re the Spinal Tap of modern music.
Serge Pizzorno performing at Hard Rock Calling in 2013
"They have an important role to play: they are there to remind us how true Spinal Tap was. I'm not a fan, but if you read their interviews as if it was dialogue from Spinal Tap, it's very entertaining," says Bragg. Only trouble is, high-maintenance lead-singer Serge isn’t really going for satire; he’s genuinely making what he believes to be a comment on the socio-political state of the United Kingdom.
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Continue reading: Billy Bragg Likens Kasabian's Swagger To Spinal Tap's Satire
Could this be the lineup for Glastonbury Festival 2014?
Some acts may still be rumours and others are yet to be confirmed, but we have a strong suspicion that this is what the Glastonbury Festival Lineup for 2014 will end up looking like! Eek, we can't wait! The three day music festival is the hottest (and most quickly sold out) ticket of the year, and with a (rumoured) lineup like this, who’s surprised?
Prince is rumoured to be performing at Glastonbury Festival 2014
Indie rock band Arcade Fire have already confirmed their Friday night slot on the Pyramid Stage at the festival. The Canadian band are fortunate to be playing on the Friday night before everybody has had a sleepless few days and energy starts to die down! Actually, on second thought, Glastonbury Festival goers never really lose any energy. There must be something in the air which keeps them all going.
Continue reading: Could This Be The Lineup For Glastonbury Festival 2014?
It was a Springsteen family show as Bruce Springsteen danced with his mother and welcomed his sister on stage at London's Hard Rock Calling festival.
In a Streisand-style family affair, US rocker Bruce Springsteen has introduced crowds of fans to family members whilst on stage. During his Sunday headline slot at last weekend's Hard Rock Calling festival, Springsteen invited his mother Adele, 87, on to the stage for a performance of 'Dancing in the Dark.' The pair slow-waltzed together before his younger sister Pam also joined them on stage with a guitar ready to strum out the song's crescendo.
"All Together Now: 'It's fun to stay at the..."
The Hard Rock Calling crowds, who had already rocked out to shows from The Jam, Kasabian, The Black Crowes and Alabama Shakes, were treated by the rock icon to 1984's Born In The USA played in its entirety. According to Digital Spy, 63 year-old Springsteen incorporated request banners from the crowd into his setlist, adding in 'Johnny 99' and 'Jungleland' to the 3 hour set that was received rapturously in a performance described as "joyful," "celebratory," "funky" and a "stunning filibuster of a show" by The Telegraph.
Hard Rock Calling 2013 did not disappoint with performances from Bruce Springsteen, Kasabian and The Jam.
In Somerset, Glastonbury was in full swing but further East a different festival drew its own thousands. Rock fans flocked to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London's Stratford to attend Hard Rock Calling: a two day festival hosting massive names in rock 'n' roll. Held in a pop-up venue at the site of the London 2012 Olympic Games Basketball venue, the festival welcomed Leicester's Kasabian, USA performer Bruce Springsteen and special guests; mod rock band, The Jam.
Bruce Springsteen Brought Down The House.
Kasabian enjoyed a successful Saturday night headlining slot, helping to christen the venue for a festival that began in 2006, with trumpet and violin-playing women and a cover of The Beatles' 'She Loves You' performed by lead singer Tom Meighan without any instrumental accompaniment. Busy bees Alabama Shakes managed to fit both festivals into the same weekend, playing Glasto on Friday then Hard Rock Calling on Sunday. Springsteen AKA The Boss certainly didn't let anyone down, according to the East London Advertiser, with the 65 year-old playing his 80s album Born In The USA in its entirety, accompanied by his E Street Band and even serenading his mother with 'Dancing in the Dark' onstage in front of 40,000 fans.
Each year the Teenage Cancer Trust puts on a series of gigs, and each year the line-up is equally impressive. Needless to say, with Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Primal Scream, Russell Brand and Kasabian on the bill, this year was no exception. I was there to see the mighty Kasabian take to the stage for the Friday night slot to raise money and the roof off the Albert Hall.
The band certainly know how to kick off a show with uninhibited panache; recent track Days Are Forgotten lead them in with ease, swiftly followed by fan-favourites Shoot the Runner and Velociraptor which had the eager crowd dancing and singing along to their deliciously poppy choruses. There are few singers who own the stage with such a nonchalant self-assured swagger as this Leicester quartet's Tom Meighan does and he lead the way accordingly as anarchic Reason Is Treason and the grinding electronic opening bars to I.D. reverberated through the historic venue. Last Night of the Proms this was not but there was certainly no-one complaining.
The string accompaniment and a switch to guitarist Serge Pizzorno on vocal duties for Take Aim introduced a slightly slower pace in proceedings and this followed on in the nostalgic reminiscence of British Legion. However, the band's usual fervour was never far away and they soon launched into the crowd-pleasing Empire, which had an enraptured crowd back in chanting-along mode. A rather brilliant cover of Fatboy Slim's Praise You acted as the introduction to iconic track L.S.F. whilst a rousing and impassioned performance of Fire ended the night, causing delighted gig-goers to jump up and down as one in the balconies.
Continue reading: Kasabian - Royal Albert Hall 22nd March 2013 Live Review 2013
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