Kasabian vs Keane - again!

Photographer:Shirlaine Forrest

11 June 2007

Kasabian's Tom Meighan hit out in response to Chaplin's recent claim that he could drink the singer under the table.

Talking backstage, Meighan told us: "Well, he's got a big advantage in that he has twice the body mass of any of us. He's 6ft 5in, 5ft wide and he lives on a diet of pies and Quavers!"

Both bands lent support to the Isle Of Wight Festival headliners this weekend. Kasabian played just before Muse on Saturday night, while Keane warmed the stage for The Rolling Stone.

There's no love lost between the two bands. The feud started after guitarist Serge Pizzorno suggested Chaplin was "addicted to port", not cocaine, after Chaplin was admitted to rehab last August.

Pizzorno said at the time: "All these bloody posh kids. You'd never get us drinking port. Who else but Keane would be addicted to port?"

But Chaplin hit back recently, saying he was no "lightweight", adding: "Kasabian - if you pitched me into a battle to see who would get more wasted with any of those guys, I'd definitely come out the winner. Or loser, depending which way you look at it."

Just as well Keane aren't playing Glastonbury or it could have got messy - one way or the other.

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