Kasabian have announced that guitarist/keyboardist Chris Karloff has left the band, and it doesn’t sound like a hugely amicable split, to be honest. A statement on the band’s official website says: “Lead guitarist/keyboard
player Chris Karloff and Kasabian have parted company. Karloff and the band experienced certain creative and artistic differences during the writing and recording of their second album. These irreconcilable and diverging
approaches resulted in the band asking Karloff to leave the group. Karloff will pursue a musical career elsewhere.”
Kasabian’s new album, ‘Empire’, is out on 4 September, preceded by a single of the same name on 24 July.