Kasabian guitarist joins Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye
Kasabian guitarist Jay Mehler is leaving the band to join Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye.
"Jay is our bro we're all good and the last six years have been mega," said singer Sergio Pizzorno on Kasabian's Facebook page.
"He's moving on and will be incredible in Beady Eye."
The band from Leicester formed in 1997 with Jay Mehler joining Kasabian in 2006.
"We thought posting an awesome video was the best way to let you guys know that he will be missed," added Sergio Pizzorno.
Kasabian will have to find a new guitarist before headlining the Hard Rock Calling festival in London on 29 June - their only UK festival.
Jay Mehler will now go on to play with Beady Eye, made up of singer Liam Gallagher plus guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell, all formerly of Oasis.
The band are finishing up work on the follow-up to their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding.