Tom Meighan Praises Oasis & The Cure

NME spoke with Tom Meighan of Kasabian on the red carpet of the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009, where the vocalist discussed his belief the award he’s giving out for best British band would go to Oasis (he was right), hoping so since they were shut out at the Brits. Tom also praised The Cure, who picked up the 2009 Godlike Genius award. “What they do is fu**ing amazing,” he said. “They’re the first emo. Before emo was born. The deserve it. They’re fantastic.” Watch the interview below.

Live Earth UK

Keane, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Genesis, Razorlight, Snow Patrol, Kasabian, Spinal Tap, and Foo Fighters performed at the Live Earth concert held at Wembley Stadium in London, England on Saturday (July 7). Check out pictures from GettyImages (show1 / show2 / backstage), and Corbis (page1 / page2).

Keane Responds To Bashing Peers

Keane is set to release ‘Under The Iron Sea’ in June, and the band hopes to continue their good run in the States — while sticking it to their detractors. The band.has been battered by fellow English groups including Kasabian, but is it because their peers are bored or just jealous of their success? Watch a report from Artisan News Service at YouTube.