Kings of Leon are closer after hitting rock bottom in 2011.
The "Sex on Fire" hitmakers were forced to take a year long break due to exhaustion, coupled with rumors frontman Caleb Followill was drinking too much, and the family band believe their time out of the limelight has made them stronger.
During an interview with Fearne Cotton on UK station BBC Radio 1, Caleb said, "We're brothers and that's never going to change. We'll always have moments where we don't see eye-to-eye but I think it made us realize how much we love what we're doing. How blessed we are. I think it made us closer."
Eminem will be appearing at the MTV Europe Music Awards tomorrow.
The rapper has been confirmed to attend the awards ceremony held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he is due to be presented with the Global Icon Award. The "Lose Yourself" hitmaker - who is also rumored to be performing - follows in the footsteps of music legends including Bon Jovi, Queen and Whitney Houston. "A lot of thought goes into who could possibly be appropriate. This man, has sold over 80 million records. I think everyone agrees, Eminem is one of the most creative and unique artists of our time," said Bruce Gilmer from MTV.
Acts already confirmed to take to the stage include Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry and Kings of Leon.
Meanwhile, this year's EMAs host Red Foo from LMFAO has been getting to know host city Amsterdam ahead of tomorrow's show. "Amsterdam is incredible, and the women are incredible here becuase they all ride bikes and they are fit and it is lovely, and the bikes are serious here. You see ones with, like three baby seats on them. And then coffeeshops! I saw Afrojack in one last night and we had some, y'know, coffee," he said.
It’s starting to get ugly between Glee writer/co-creator Ryan Murphy and Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill, and all because of “Use Somebody.”
The band famously turned Glee down when the show requested to use the song.
Murphy responded to the Kings of Leon snub in the midst of a lengthy Hollywood Reporter article, saying “[expletive deleted] you, Kings of Leon.” He went on to say, “Okay, hate on arts education” and a few other choice statements.
Nathan Followill fired off an angry Twitter tirade telling Murphy to “let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra.” He jumped back on his page two hours later to offer an apology: “I’m sorry 4 anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or mysoginistic [sic]. I’m so not that kind of person. I really do apologize.”
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“I hate f**king hipsters. Everyone talks about indie this and indie that, but would you really want to be one of those indie bands that makes two albums and disappears? That’s just sad. ... When we signed on with our manager, we all said we wanted to have a box-set career. We’ll gladly be the next generation of bands that aren’t going anywhere.”
-Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill on his band not wanting to be the flavor of the month.
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Katy Perry, Kanye West and Bruno Mars helped NBC kick off the 36th season of Saturday Night Live. Now, we know which performers have been booked for the next two tapings.
On October 23, Kings of Leon will return to the program for their second appearance. That broadcast will be fronted by Easy A star Emma Stone.
Singer Rihanna will take the stage a week later for her second SNL gig. The guest actor for that October 30th show will be two-time host Jon Hamm.
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Coldplay may have finally relented and let their songs be used on Glee, but it sounds like Kings of Leon will be holding their ground.
According to the group, they have denied requests to have their music used on the FOX series “apparently everybody loves.”
Although it’s unclear why KOL made that decision (or why their songs have been heard on others shows like Gossip Girl), it’s not the first time the band has turned someone down.
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The next time bird poop lands on your newly washed windshield, remember this: At least it didn’t fall into your mouth.
That disgusting scenario is exactly what happened to Jared Followill, Kings of Leon‘s bassist, on Friday night.
During a concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, MO, the band fell victim to a group of pigeons that had taken up residence in the rafters. The birds, which had made a mess of the stage prior to their act, forced the “Sex on Fire” performers to quit only after several songs.
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DJ Earworm has once again worked his magic, releasing the 2009 United State of Pop mashup of the top 25 Billboard hits of the year. If you’ve never seen his work and are a music fan, you’ll want to take a look. Serious props need to be given to Earworm for the way he is able to take 25 different tracks and put them together into something that not only sounds cohesive, but is something you’d want to listen to multiple times. This years version is a mashup of the following tracks:
- The Black Eyed Peas - BOOM BOOM POW
- Lady Gaga - POKER FACE
- Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O’Donis - JUST DANCE
- The Black Eyed Peas - I GOTTA FEELING
- Taylor Swift - LOVE STORY
- Flo Rida - RIGHT ROUND
- Jason Mraz - I’M YOURS
- Beyonce - SINGLE LADIES (PUT A RING ON IT)
- Kanye West - HEARTLESS
- The All-American Rejects - GIVES YOU HELL
- Taylor Swift - YOU BELONG WITH ME
- Featuring Justin Timberlake - DEAD AND GONE
- The Fray - YOU FOUND ME
- Kings Of Leon - USE SOMEBODY
- Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo - KNOCK YOU DOWN
- Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain - BLAME IT
- Pitbull - I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)
- Featuring Rihanna - LIVE YOUR LIFE
- Soulja Boy Tell ‘em Featuring Sammie - KISS ME THRU THE PHONE
- Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne - DOWN
- Miley Cyrus - THE CLIMB
- Drake - BEST I EVER HAD
- Kelly Clarkson - MY LIFE WOULD SUCK WITHOUT YOU
- Beyonce - HALO
- Katy Perry - HOT N COLD
If you’re interested, we’ve got the videos for the 2008 and 2007 (my personal favorite) United State of Pop mashups for you after the break.
Alicia Keys - who teamed with Jay-Z on “Empire State of Mind” - has named a few other artists she’d like to collaborate with.
“Working with other people is definitely something I want to do more of. I love it a lot. It takes me out of my element into a whole other world. I’d love to collaborate with Kings Of Leon and M.I.A. I think would be crazy,” she said.
Alicia has previously worked with Whitney Houston, co-writing her hit single “Million Dollar Bill,” and Jack White on the James Bond theme “Another Way To Die.”
Beyonce Knowles has been nominated for ten Grammy awards.
The “Halo” singer and Taylor Swift - who has been recognized in eight categories - were revealed as the most nominated artists at yesterday’s Grammy Nominations Concert Live! event. The two stars will be competing against each other for the coveted Record, Song and Album of the Year prizes.
Kanye West, soul singer Maxwell and the Black Eyed Peas all received six nominations, while Jay-Z, French DJ David Guetta and Lady Gaga are each up for five awards.
Lady Gaga’s The Fame and single “Poker Face” were both nominated in the top categories while the Peas are in the running for Album of the Year (The E.N.D.) and Record of the Year (“I Gotta Feeling”). Kings of Leon‘s “Use Somebody” made the list for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Dave Matthews Band’s Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King was the final nomination for Album of the Year, while Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings” rounded off the Song of the Year nominations.
The 52nd annual Grammy Awards will take place on January 31 in Los Angeles. You can find a complete list of nominees here.
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