It used to be that only groups who weren’t around anymore got tribute acts, like ABBA or The Beatles. But now it seems no group is safe from having a bunch of herberts imitating their every move. But Kasabian have chosen to embrace their clones.
The Shoot The Runner rockers have told the NME that they’re so impressed with tribute band Kazabian that they’re planning to collaborate.
“I’ve been keeping tabs on them for ages,” admitted singer Tom Meighan. “They’re (bleeping) frightening, they’re so good.
“I went on the website to check them out. I was like, ‘Oh my god – they’d mimicked everything perfectly.’ It might happen that we’ll put them on instead of us one day.
“The best thing is, if I change my haircut, he’s got to change his, he’s got to keep up. I think he’s a lot shorter than me, their guy, but the characteristics are bang on and their Serge is frighteningly good.”
Hmm. How do we know we’ve not been watching the fake Kasabian all along?
We’re going to say from the start that this may turn out to have been a hoax, but the Daily Mail have reportedly got hold of the list of songs and performers who’ll be taking part in the Olympic closing ceremony. And it’s, erm, interesting to say the least.
Alongside the already announced names such as Take That and The Who, the list claims that Jessie J will sing her song Price Tag, George Michael will make a rare public appearance and Russell Brand will sing cover versions of I Am The Walrus by The Beatles and Pretty Vacant by the Sex Pistols, assisted by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
Annie Lennox, Madness and the Pet Shop Boys are also set to appear, playing their hits while lollipop ladies strip to reveal Union Jack swimming costumes.
Wait, what? Is this the Olympic closing ceremony or Comic Relief?