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How Kasabian Got Their Name

Posted in Trivia on June 23, 2009 by Jennijops

What’s in a name? Quite a lot actually. When you’re born with one as unwieldy as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (like Lady Gaga), something’s got to give. We’ve collected a few of our favourite stage names and the reasons behind them. Some, like Alice Cooper, are minor strokes of genius. Others, like Kasabian, are in questionable taste. What they all are though is memorable.


The frenzied killing of film director Roman Polanski’s pregnant wife Sharon Tate and several others in 1969 is one of the 20th centuries most shocking crimes. Kasabian were originally called Saracuse but changed their name to match that of the murderers’ getaway driver, Linda Kasabian. Not big or clever, lads.

New Kasabian album debuts on Myspace today!

Posted in Alert, News, Trivia with tags , , , , on June 1, 2009 by Jennijops

MySpace is excited to announce the global exclusive premiere of Kasabian’s new album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. From Monday 1st June, you can stream the entire album for free at – a whole week before it is available on general release on 8th June.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum is the hotly anticipated third album from the band and the follow-up to 2006’s no1 album Empire, which has sold over a million copies to date.

To celebrate the exclusive launch of the album on MySpace Music, we’ve pulled together our top five facts about Kasabian. Think you know everything about the band? Think again: Continue reading