Coogan's Kasabian wind-up

Alan Partridge leaves a voicemail...

Steve Coogan has left an indignant rant on the voicemail of Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan, in the guise of Alan Partridge.

The recording is likely to form part of his comeback series, which makes its debut online next month, but Meighan says he was not in on the joke.

Partridge criticised the band for naming themselves after Linda Kasabian, the getaway driver for serial killer Charles Manson.

Meighan told The Sun: ‘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.’

Published: 18 Oct 2010

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