Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Kasabian's Tom Meighan Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

KasabianForgetting that you're not supposed to bite the hand that feeds you, Kasabian lead singer Tom Meighan apologized for his bizarre rant against The Rolling Stones. While appearing on British television, Meighan, whose band was opening for the Stones, began railing against the high ticket prices before unleashing befuddling remarks that made it seem as if they had to pay for the privilege of supporting the legendary rockers. "It's quite incredible. We're f*cking supporting them! So if we get kicked off the stage we've got to buy a ticket, which is about 200 quid," blathered Meighan. "It's probably Americans who are running it, not Jagger. And Richards isn't going to know what's f*cking going on, is he?"

Perhaps realizing the idiocy of his statements, the band quickly offered a contrite apology, writing the whole thing off as a misunderstanding. Begging the question of what Kasabian charges their support acts to stick around and see them play, Kasabian issued the following statement: "We are sorry for the comments made concerning Rolling Stones ticket prices. We now realize Kasabian as a support band do not have to pay to see The Rolling Stones perform."

The controversy hasn't hurt Kasabian one bit: their latest single, "Empire," tops the NME chart this week.

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Grace Potter Rocking The Gear circa 2006!