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Kasabian on sacking their frontman: ‘It was like seeing your house burn down’
The band are back – with their first record since sacking Tom Meighan for assaulting his fiancee. Serge Pizzorno talks about that ‘heartbreaking’ decision – and why he finally decided to step up as singer

Niall Doherty

17, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘You can’t cancel me, I’ve got bills to pay!’: music stars on pop’s strange 2021
Laura Mvula, Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno, Snail Mail, BackRoad Gee, Sigrid and Eris Drew mull over the year’s big stories, from Britney’s freedom to battles over plagiarism and streaming

As told to Alexis Petridis

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Kasabian review – Serge Pizzorno ably steps up as frontman for new era
The fuzzing dance-rockers return strongly after Tom Meighan’s departure, and unite the crowd in hollered vocals

Malcolm Jack

14, Oct, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Ex-Kasabian singer's community order 'inappropriate', say domestic abuse charities
Tom Meighan’s former bandmates also condemn assault of ex-fiancee as ‘totally unacceptable’

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

07, Jul, 2020 @9:16 PM

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Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan quits band
Singer said to have struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour and wished to get his life back on track

Laura Snapes

06, Jul, 2020 @12:19 PM

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The SLP review – from lad rock to Leone
The solo project of Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno gets the arthouse treatment – with a touch of spaghetti western

Kitty Empire

14, Sep, 2019 @3:00 PM

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The SLP review – Kasabian guitarist swaggers through his midlife crisis
By channelling the charisma of hip-hop, house and rock opera, Serge Pizzorno earns the solo spotlight

Michael Hann

11, Sep, 2019 @1:30 PM

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Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno: 'Being pretentious is my number one fear'
He’s the lairy lad rocker who scored one of the best ever goals on TV – in winklepickers. Now he is aiming to be music’s answer to David Lynch

Tim Jonze

02, Sep, 2019 @2:12 PM

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Will TRNSMT festival's urban party kill off T in the Park?
Big headline acts drew the Scottish festival crowds to Glasgow, where they found a city-break vibe replacing their usual country camping getaway. And the delighted promoter’s verdict was to stage it again next year

Graeme Virtue

10, Jul, 2017 @12:41 PM

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Kasabian: For Crying Out Loud review –melodic but a bit insistent…

Bernadette McNulty

07, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Kasabian: For Crying Out Loud review – crowdpleasing if blokey indie euphoria

Rachel Aroesti

04, May, 2017 @8:45 PM

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Kasabian review – a full-throttle hedonistic joyride
The Leicester rockers rouse their crowd to boiling point with boisterous bravado and sweaty affection on a night that showcases a band at the peak of their powers

Betty Clarke

20, Apr, 2017 @10:14 AM

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