After a ‘year of hell’, Tom’s back on Fire
KASABIAN frontman Tom Meighan says he is fighting back to his best after surviving the year from hell.
The proverbial hit the fan for the Fire singer during a ‘life-changing’ 2016 that saw him move out of the home he shared with his long-term girlfriend Kim and their daughter Mimi, four.
‘I’m by myself, yeah, because I lost myself. In every way,’ explained the Leicester-born star.
He said last year was great for his bandmate Serge Pizzorno, who got married, and for football team Leicester City ‘but s*** for me’.
He continued: ‘I had to sort my head out. My attitude. Stuff I was doing. People I was associating with. Not bad people — I was the one that was bad, I was in the haze.
‘I was very unhappy, just down and you block it out by just carrying on.’
The rocker compared his plight to that of a certain superhero.‘You know how in Superman III when he strangles the badness out of himself?’ he added. ‘That’s how I felt. I had to strangle this guy, kill off the bad Superman. And now I’ve got the real Superman back.’
Blaming the spiral on having too much time on his hands — ‘a lot of it was boredom’ — the 36-year-old is confident he has battled his demons.
He told this month’s Q magazine (on sale tomorrow): ‘Life’s about learning. I have to take care of myself now and stop f***ing around and get my head out of the clouds and f***ing grow up. And that’s what I did.’
Guitarist Serge, also 36, backed up his pal’s assessment of his troubles.
‘Tom had to grow up,’ he said. ‘You can go one of two ways. You either go insane, or you sort yourself out. The thing is, with this mad job, you can do whatever you want.’ Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Kasabian — completed by bassist Chris Edwards, 36, and drummer Ian Matthews, 45 — release their sixth album later this year.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth