Tom Chaplin comes Keane on his ‘feud’ with bandmate Tim
THIS Is The Last Time Tom Chaplin will address rumours of a feud with former Keane bandmate Tim Rice-Oxley.
In an exclusive interview with Guilty Pleasures, Tom told us they still have ‘enormous love and admiration’ for one another and are ho-ho-hoping to meet up this Christmas.
‘There’s a sense people have that there’s a big problem or rift, [but] we’ve just been at different points in our lives,’ he added.
‘I love Tim to bits. We have a friendship that we forged a long time ago and we mean a huge amount to each other — I am seeing him over Christmas.’
Keane split in 2013 after 18 years, and Tom says few bands stay for the long run. ‘Bands are a teenage dream,’ he said. ‘You set out with great intentions and then — except on very rare occasions, like U2 and Coldplay — life tends to get in the way of that dream.’
Not that he is ruling out a reunion: ‘I’d never say never. Keane has been such a big part of my life, it would be crazy to say it will never happen again.’
Flying solo with his album Twelve Tales Of Christmas, out now, Tom, 38, admits the festive season was far from jolly during his well-documented battle with drug addiction.
‘I don’t want to dwell on it, but there were some Christmases when I was having my problems where I wasn’t really there, physically or emotionally,’ he said.
Tom plays London’s Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday night.
Author: Tom Stichbury