After walking offstage during a concert last month after being hit with pigeon poop, major douchebags Kings of Leon continue to fight for the title of Music's Biggest Assholes.
The latest bid by the Southern rockers (who'll tell you time and time again about how they were raised in a strict religious household that forbid rock & roll ... which goes to prove that parenting like that spawns serial killers and dickheads 85 percent of the time) rockets them to the top of the list: They've refused to let Glee use their music.
I'm not defending Glee. I've never seen the show. I've seen the video from the show's premiere where the kids sing "Don't Stop Believin'." And I've heard a couple of the soundtrack albums. And I have a minor crush on the one girl (you know the one — the one from the Rolling Stone cover). Other than that, my interest in Glee is pretty minimal.
The Kings of Leon getting all pretentious and protective of their music is so 1995. There's no such thing as selling out anymore.
I'm just trying to figure this out: So it's OK to go from bumbling country boys who never heard a Rolling Stones song before (or so they say — I never bought their back story) to start hanging out with models and partying like Guns N' Roses, but it's not OK to license a couple of your songs to a TV show that seems to have its heart in the right place? Those birds that shit on the band had the right idea.
Even Coldplay, who wouldn't let Glee use their music either, quickly changed their mind and apologized. Apologized for being dicks. And it's not too long ago that Coldplay was on the top of that asshole list. But they don't have to worry about defending that title anymore. The Kings of Leon have got them way beat. —Michael Gallucci
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