Quote: "He's the most incredible man, but he's 93 years old and not very well at all. I just thought if I wore a little nod to him, he might see it when he opened the newspaper in his hospital bed on Monday morning and get a kick out of it. My mum said he was buzzing from it, so job done." Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno explains the meaning of the 'Wilfred' T-shirt he wore while headlining the Glastonbury festival on Sunday (29Jun14).
Fact: Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno had a weekend to remember recently after he was honoured by officials at Italy's Genoa soccer club. The guitarist, who trained in the sport before finding fame as a musician, was presented with a shirt bearing the number 10 by team bosses on 14 April (13) to celebrate his family ties to the area ahead of their home game against local rivals Sampdoria, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Quote: "Danny, what were you thinking? We've got a song called Fire and there's a massive cauldron being set alight - it would have been perfect. I've enjoyed every second of the Olympics though, even the archery." Kasabian star Serge Pizzorno is upset Danny Boyle didn't pick the band to perform at his Opening Ceremony extravaganza for the London 2012 Olympics, which came to a close on Sunday (12Aug12).
Quote: "We're humble boys, you know, no messing about... Our rider is just a few nice beers, nice spirits, you're done. It's easy. We're not going to be sending these people round the houses looking for quails' eggs and emu feathers. We've not forgotten who we were." Rockers Kasabian merely insist on alcohol on their concert riders, according to guitarist Serge Pizzorno.
Fact: Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno was among the audience at the World Snooker Championship final in Sheffield, north England on Monday (07May12) and witnessed Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Ali Carter 18-11 to win his fourth top title at the city's Crucible Theatre.
Quote: "We came off tour and went back in the studio recording. I'm pleased how quickly it's come about but the success of our last album helped - it gave us the confidence to roll straight back into cracking on with things. Making music is easy... Now we can do what we want. We're very confident people." Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno is delighted with the success of the band's fourth album Velociraptor!, which shot to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday (25Sep11).
Quote: "When I met Jack White I thought, 'Thank God I'm not the only one.' Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme is big, too. We could all do something, that'd be frightening." Tall Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno wants to make a supergroup of music's massive men.
Quote: "There's no way I'm getting away with not helping out with everything. I love it. I'm just buzzing at the moment. I couldn't be more happy." Kasabian rocker Serge Pizzorno is loving life as a father to his one-year-old son.
Quote: "I've been teaching my baby how to box and I've been playing guitar a lot to him. I sing to him, too, so he likes good tunes already." Rocker Serge Pizzorno plays Kasabian songs to his new son.
Quote: "I don't know what we'll do. It won't be very pretty if we lose. Someone could get hurt." Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno promised some wildman antics if the band failed to win the British Group honour.
Quote: "We'd love to meet Bruce (Springsteen) before going on. I'll be like, 'Alright mate? F**king hell, wow.' Our mate does an impression of him in the Dancing in the Dark video, so if I could sneak him in that would be incredible. We still get starstruck when we meet people we look up to." Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno is looking forward to Britain's Glastonbury festival this weekend (27-28Jun09).
Quote: "I mainly like to do some gardening during any time off we might have. I'm not so keen on doing DIY so I get my missus to do that while I supervise." Kasabian star Serge Pizzorno has a back up career in mind.