And Finally

Alan Partridge berates Kasabian over band name choice

By | Published on Tuesday 19 October 2010

Kasabian seem likely to guest on the recently announced new Alan Partridge show – which will appear on a Foster’s owned comedy website – or at least their answer phone message will. The band’s Tom Meighan has told The Sun that he recently got a voicemail message from Steve Coogan in character as Patridge berating him for naming his band after Linda Kasabian, a member of Charles Manson’s infamous ‘family’.

Says Tom: “It was the most surreal thing ever. I was checking my voicemails and they were all pretty mundane… then Alan Partridge piped up. He was having a right go at us, saying we were setting a bad example to kids for naming the band after Linda Kasabian. It was hysterical. I love Steve Coogan, he’s a funny man. I’ve kept it, though I’m slightly worried how he got my number – and that I’m going to feature on some wind-up show”.

The new Alan Partridge show is due to premiere on next month. On the new show, Partridge said: “That it has taken Foster’s to help realise my dream of joining the information superhighway is a damning indictment of the established broadcasters whose shabby treatment of me on 10 Sep 2001 was frankly shabby. I made dozens of calls the next day, all of which were ignored”.