Friday, April 19, 2013

Gordon in the morning: Kasabian not happy

Apparently Kasabian are under the impression they should appear at Glastonbury every year, like mud, Billy Bragg, and those people who steal stuff from tents:

[Tom] said: “I’m not playing second fiddle to those bands. We’re just as good, if not better.

“We’re the ultimate, we’re the headline band. But he didn’t call us, the b******.

“Glastonbury’s on our ‘to-do’ list. All he’s got to do is pick up the phone.

“We’ve got every f***ing right to headline Glastonbury ’cos we’re good enough. It will happen.”
Oh, yes, not just playing at Glastonbury, but headlining the event. By - you will have spotted - right.

It's amusing, actually: Kasabian tend to be the sort of placeholder headliner you'd stick on if you couldn't get your first choice - popular enough to make logistic sense, but not the sort of booking that's thrilling.

Now they're becoming placeholder outragees for the press - not saying Liam-style stupid grand claims, but just squeakily outraged enough to make a headline.