Here’s an exclusive article by Scott McLennan from www.ripitup.com.au [many thanks dude]
Until the filming of the video for Kasabian’s current single Fire, guitarist Sergio Pizzorno had always thought of himself as a pacifist hippie. All that changed when the Leicester musician found himself standing on the outskirts of Cape Town, legs braced and hands gripping a Kalashnikov rifle as it spat live rounds into the African desert.
“We had to fire these AK47s – what a job that I get to do that!” Serge exclaims. “I was holding this gun quite nervously before I fired it and I didn’t feel like I wanted to really do this, since it was pretty fucking scary. I let off 18 rounds and then I was like, ‘Right! Get me a box of ammunition! I’m here all day!’ That’s just not me, since I’m a real placid hippie. But I have to be honest and say it was a fucking buzz letting off these weapons.”