Feeder and Kill Hannah in tourbus fire dramas

Kill Hannah's Mat Devine, unscathed
Kill Hannah's Mat Devine, unscathed

Last week, Chicago-based emo-rockers Kill Hannah and their support band My Passion managed to avoid serious injury when their tourbus caught fire en route through the Swiss Alps. Then, this weekend, it was the turn of Feeder's road crew to escape with their lives from a bus blaze on a UK motorway.

Although none of the band were on the bus at the time, 13 members of Feeder's crew were travelling from Glasgow to Lincoln overnight. Driver Colin Campbell noticed smoke and flames, pulled over immediately and woke and evacuated the sleeping passengers.

Moments later, the vehicle burst into flames. Speaking about the incident, Feeder frontman Grant Nicholas said: "It's terrifying to think what might have happened, just shocking. We can't praise Colin enough for his quick thinking and action, he saved all their lives."

"It's terrifying to think what might have happened, just shocking." Feeder's Grant Nicholas

The Lincoln branch of sports fashion retailer JD Sports supplied the crew members with £800 worth of clothing and footwear to replace possessions lost in the fire.

Although the idea of big tattooed road crew guys wearing blinding white nylon tracksuits is mildly amusing, we can only imagine that they were appreciative given the circumstances.

Meanwhile, Kill Hannah have since posted pictures of their tourbus fire on their official MySpace page.

Chris Vinnicombe worked with us here on the MusicRadar team from the site's initial launch way back in 2007, and also contributed to Guitarist magazine as Features Editor until 2014, as well as Total Guitar magazine, amongst others. These days he can be found at Gibson Guitars, where he is editor-in-chief.