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Kings of Leon
Originally posted 04/20/2012 10:50AM
Some of the biggest names in music are honoring one of the biggest legends.
After Levon Helm, the drummer for The Band, died Thursday at 71, Sheryl Crow took to Twitter to express her condolences.
"My heart [is] heavy with sad news of Levon Helm's passing," she wrote. "My thoughts and prayers are with Levon's family."
Also Tweeting about the late Helm, who had cancer: Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach Adam Levine.
Originally posted 08/15/2011 05:00PM
It's no secret that Nathan Followill can play a mean set of drums, but the Kings of Leon musician also puts his hands to work in the kitchen.
Tweeting photos of a home-cooked seafood dinner, Followill boasted about his "lobster flown in from Maine," accompanied with "beer on ice."
"It's gonna be a good night," he continued. "Dear bastard mosquitoes, stay away from my flesh."
Originally posted 08/12/2011 01:00PM
Music fans were shocked when Kings of Leon abruptly abandoned a concert after 11 songs and canceled their U.S. tour, citing "vocal issues and exhaustion" while alluding to mysterious internal sicknesses within the band.
But just a few hours earlier, PEOPLE had sat down with the Grammy-winning band for its last interview before the meltdown and found that dysfunction has long been a part of their deep bond and success – and what hasn’t killed them has made them stronger.
A new documentary, Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon, which airs Aug. 21 on Showtime, also offers a no-holds-barred look at what lead singer Caleb Followill, 29, tells PEOPLE is "the good, the bad and the ugly," from their drunken fights and drug use to emotional revelations about drummer Nathan, Caleb and bassist Jared’s humble beginnings traveling from church to church with their Pentecostal preacher father (their cousin, guitarist Matthew was raised in the same faith in Mississippi).
Originally posted 08/01/2011 03:45PM
Following a Friday night show of "sicknesses & problems" for Kings of Leon, the rockers have canceled their North American tour.
"We are so sorry to say ... [cancellation is] due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion," a rep for the group said Monday in a statement. "The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break."
Unfortunately, those who purchased tickets for any of the upcoming shows won't be able to attend rescheduled performances because of the band's international tour schedule. But their purchases via online or phone will be automatically refunded.
Originally posted 08/01/2011 12:30PM
The Kings of Leon got less than a royal response this weekend after frontman Caleb Followill cut short their Dallas concert Friday night.
About four songs into the 11 they performed, Caleb Followill started complaining about losing his voice. He told the crowd he was feeling ill, saying, "If you guys would please help me sing, I'd love it." About 50 minutes in, the rocker, 29, said he needed a break. "I'm gonna go backstage for a second and I'm gonna vomit," he told the audience at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. "I'm gonna drink a beer and I'm gonna come back out and I'm gonna play three more songs."
Originally posted 05/09/2011 02:05PM
There's a new little king in the Followill family.
Kings of Leon guitarist Matthew Followill and wife Johanna Bennett welcomed their first child, son Knox Cameron Patrick Followill, on Friday, April 22, a rep for the band confirms to PEOPLE.
Knox was born in Nashville, Tenn., at 1:02 p.m. and weighed in at 6 lbs., 10 oz.
"Mother, father and baby are happy and healthy and doing well!" the rep said in a statement.
Originally posted 05/03/2011 02:20PM
Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill says he doesn't know the exact date of his wedding, but he seems certain that he will marry his Victoria's Secret model fiancée Lily Aldridge in May.
"You have to ask Lily [about the wedding date]. She won't tell me. I think it's somewhere between May 10 and May 20, but she won't tell me because I have a big mouth," Caleb told PEOPLE recently at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his band's documentary, Talihina Nights: The Story of Kings of Leon.
Caleb's bandmate brothers Nathan and Jared Followill, however, are more forthcoming when it comes to the specifics of the wedding.
Originally posted 03/18/2011 11:00AM
Did Ashley Greene get lucky on St. Patrick's Day?
The Twilight star, who just split from boyfriend Joe Jonas, celebrated the holiday with a new man: Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill.
"Good food. Good friends. Great day," Greene, 24, Tweeted, with no specific mention of Followill, 24.
Presumably on a break from filming the latest Twilight installment, Breaking Dawn, Greene, who was rocking green skinny jeans, was spotted at Phebe's Tavern & Grill in N.Y.C. with the Kings of Leon bassist.
Originally posted 01/10/2011 09:05AM
We know that Kate Middleton will arrive at her morning wedding by car – and leave by royal carriage with her groom, Prince William – and that the royal couple will enjoy dancing at the palace for friends and family later on.
But what of one of the most important elements of any wedding: The music?
The latest name in the mix is the leading knight of British pop music, Sir Paul McCartney. Britain's Daily Star claimed that McCartney has been approached to sing at the grand reception hosted at Buckingham Palace.
Originally posted 12/21/2010 05:00PM
First, their sex was on fire. Then their tour buses were.
Kings of Leon had to postpone a sold-out show in London on Tuesday after a blaze on one of their buses spread to another until both were burned out, the BBC News reports.
It's the latest bizarre mishap to befall the Tennessee band, whose biggest hit is called "Sex on Fire." In July, they had to shut down a show in St. Louis because of flying pigeon poop.
While that incident posed dangers – their managers claimed the droppings falling on the band as they played were a "health hazard" – this time it was more serious, with six people treated for smoke inhalation by ambulance crews. About 60 firefighters attended the scene.
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