And rise the crowd did. Every single person in Leeds arena on their feet, jumping, dancing, singing - all together as one from those in the sweaty heaving mosh of the floor to those right at the very top of the top tier.

Linda Kasabian was the prosecution's key witness and  eventually called Manson the "devil, not this wonderful man that I was led to believe." While she didn't participate in the murders, she did act as lookout on both nights – a vantage point that also allowed her to become the state's primary witness against the family. Kasabian was already a young mother when she first met Manson and the family on the Spahn Ranch on July 4th, 1969, only a month before the Tate and LaBianca murders. Though she quickly fell under his spell, she also quickly shook herself out of it: Only two days after the murders, she fled to New Mexico where she found her estranged husband, Robert. Kasabian eventually returned to ., where she testified against Manson in exchange for her own immunity – something that prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi has said was his idea. "She never asked for immunity from prosecution, but we gave it," he told The Guardian in 2009 . "She stood in the witness box for 17 or 18 days and never broke down, despite the incredible pressure she was under. I doubt we would have convicted Manson without her." Kasabian moved to her mother's home in New Hampshire but was hounded by media, eventually moving west, where she was last found living in a trailer park in near poverty.

Kasabian started work on their third album in late 2007 with producer Dan the Automator . On 5 March 2009, it was revealed that the album title would be West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum , with a release date of 8 June 2009. The song "Vlad the Impaler" was released as a free download for a period of 4 days, as a preview for the album. The promo video for "Vlad the Impaler" stars Noel Fielding of The Mighty Boosh . [25] Noel is a big fan of Kasabian, and later appeared in an NME cover with the band. The album's first official single was the track " Fire ", which was released on 1 June 2009, used as the theme song for the English Premier League from the 2010–11 season onward, and the song " Where Did All the Love Go? " was released as the second official single. The third single " Underdog " was used in the movie Takers (2010). [26]

48:13 received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 62 based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally favourable" reviews. [24]

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Elsewhere in his NME interview, Liam  shares his thoughts on politics, Brexit and Donald Trump and  reveals how many offers he’s had to reunite Oasis .

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