The great­est show­man

Rhythm - - INTERVIEW -

Ian ex­plains the on­sta ge per­sona he’s de veloped over the years with Kasabian

“A lot of my job is not only to thump the grooves out through the band to the au­di­ence – which is a clas­sic drum­mer’s job – but I seem to have this other sub duty of emit­ting en­ergy into Tom. Par­tic­u­larly in the early years, Tom re­ally wanted me to drama­tise what I was do­ing as a drum­mer. He would take that en­ergy and throw it out to the front. What’s hap­pened is I’ve cre­ated this car­i­ca­ture of my­self when I’m on­stage with them. I think there’s a web­site devoted to my faces! I could sit there cool as a cu­cum­ber and do the same job – that’s pretty much ex­pected of a lot of drum­mers but Tom wants me to be yelling at him on the drum kit!”

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