Kasabian drummer breaks hand at NME Awards

Kasabian were forced to call on their drum tech last night after sticksman Ian Matthews broke his hand.

The drummer is thought to have fallen shortly before the band took to the stage at the NME Awards.

A quick once-over from a doctor confirmed that Matthews had broken his hand, leaving Kasabian to call on drum tech Loz to step in and save the day.

Guitarist Sergio Pizzorno told the Daily Mirror: “He doesn't even know the songs, we just told him to go for it."

Matthews may take some comfort from the fact that his band scooped the best album and best album artwork awards for last year´s West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.