- Tom Meighan
Infobox musical artist
Name = Tom Meighan
Img_capt = Tom, in concert with
Kasabian, at Backstage Werk in Munich, Germany, on 2007-02-14.
Img_size = 1.1 MB
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Thomas Meighan
Born = birth date and age|1981|1|11|df=y
Instrument = Voice Box, Electric Guitar
Genre = Rock
Occupation = Singer
Years_active = 1999 - present
URL = http://www.kasabian.co.uk/
Tom Meighan (born
11 January 1981in Leicester) is a musician and the lead singer for Leicester-based alternative band Kasabian.
He played for the
Nottingham Forest F.C.youth team in his early teens, but eventually chose music instead of football, he revealed in an interview with Nottingham's local newspaper Nottingham Evening Post. He also stated that he used to wear his Leicester City FCsocks under the Forest ones as he is a big fan of Leicester City.
As a boy, he was also in the
cub scouts. [ [http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/lifestyle/lifestyle-catchall/2008/08/31/don-t-ask-tom-to-camp-it-up-78057-20717917/ Don't Ask Tom To Camp It Up] - Sunday Mail]
Meighan has been the lead vocalist of Kasabian since the band's inception in Leicester in 1999. [ [http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/music/artists/kasabian/biography/ Kasabian biography] - Virgin Radio] He sings lead vocals on the majority of the band's recordings and does not play any instruments within the group.
He is widely known for his comments in the media, which frequently relate to other musicians.
Regarding the reportedly depressing nature of
emo musicand its listeners, he has said: "Teenagers are better than that. I want to tell them to be positive about life. You've been brought up well by your parents, so don't sit around in your bedroom cutting your wrists. Grow up." [ [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1541950/20060928/index.jhtml?headlines=true&rsspartner=rssBloglines Kasabian Singer On Emo: 'All It Causes Is Moaning Teenagers'] - MTV.com]
After playing the Ibiza Rocks 2007 event, Meighan also said that he "wouldn't give a fuck if the island sank" [cite web|url=http://www.theskinny.co.uk/article/36626-kasabian-strike-back-with-empire|title=Kasabian Strike Back With 'Empire'|accessdate=2007-05-17|author=Nick Mitchell|date=2006-08-26|publisher=Skinny Magazine] Additionally, in his most recent
NME(4.3.2007) interview he said that both David S. Sexton and Mark Wahlbergwere "absolute fannies".
Also after the
Live Earthconcert he said that he wished to see Madonna perform as she looked like his old gym teacher, although he then went on to say that his old gym teacher was a man.Fact|date=April 2008
Tom is also known for his raucous behaviour at awards ceremonies and other celebrity gatherings, claiming it was always his intention to be the "first to arrive and the last to leave".
He was reportedly offered a role in
Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette", but later stated he did not go through with it as he was committed to his band.
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