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The first single from British indie rock band Kasabian's fourth album, Velociraptor was this Dan the Automator produced monster. The song was debuted during Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 on June 7, 2011.
Vocalist Tom Meighan told NME
: "It's got that 'Sabotage
' Beastie Boys edge to it, but it's pure Kasabian really. The confusion and noise and melodies and drops and breaks. It's the older brother of 'Vlad
Guitarist and lead songwriter Serge Pizzorno told XFM radio that for Velociraptor's first single he "wanted a song that sounded like the inner mechanism in a machinegun. I wanted a sound like energy and chaos."
Pizzorno told Q: "The title was inspired by this interview with Morgan Freeman where he described someone as having a 'switchblade smile.' I knew exactly what he meant. One of those people who seem pretty friendly but you know underneath they're a right evil f---er."
Kerry Livgren of Kansas
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
dUg Pinnick of King's X
dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.
Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?