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Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

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Famous as :

Rock band

Birth Date :

2000

Birth Place :

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "Youth & Young Manhood" (2003)

Biography


Gathering a mass of fans within 7 years itself is pretty hard to imagine for such young rock act swimming in music industry, let alone ruling the chart for two consecutive weeks. So mind frying that Kings of Leon has continuously impressed its U.K. fans with 'Because of the Times'. The third effort was recorded as the highest selling album of the week on April 8, 2007 and subsequently entitled to #1 spot in U.K. chart. The following week, the album held strong to the position, showing the probability that the LP was indeed well received. The Tennessee-based band said publicly that they were worn out celebrating the success of the album and thanking U.K. fans for placing them atop. The album also brought the band fame by entering U.S. Billboard chart at #25 which later on led them being invited to perform at several festivals there. With sterling members and total commitment, Kings of Leon are giving the garage rock fans the shake-up they have been dying for.

Kings of Leon is a 'family' band comprised of the Followill brothers Nathan, Caleb, Jared and their cousin Matthew. Before wrapping the band, the three brothers had been playing music particularly in country stream due to the influence from traveling with their evangelist father to churches. Later on, Nathan the oldest and Caleb the second child worked with Label Pistol Creek Production to sing at rodeos while juggling time with their newly formed band in 2000. Caleb who has a distinctive voice took the role of the vocalist while Nathan found comfort behind the drum set. Jared and Matthew meanwhile, took the position of bass guitarist and lead guitarist respectively. They were soon discovered by producer Angelo Petraglia who immediately saw the potential and introduced them to RCA. Later on Petraglia will play a lot of roles in the rise of the band including co-writing their music, directing them to rock vibe and also producing the band's albums. Under RCA wing, the band released a mini album in 2003 titled 'Holy Roller Novocaine [EP]' which contained the hits that catapulted them to success later on.

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Video: Chris Martin Joins Kings of Leon Onstage at Their L.A. Gig

October 06, 2014 07:18:05 GMT

made a surprise appearance onstage with during the band's recent concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The frontman got behind the piano and helped the group with the live performance of "Talihina Sky".
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Kings of Leon Cancels More Shows as Drummer Recovers From Broken Ribs

August 12, 2014 08:48:04 GMT

is taking a two-week break from touring after their bus got involved in an accident last weekend. The band has canceled nine shows on their "Mechanical Bull" tour on the orders of drummer Nathan Followill's doctor.
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Kings of Leon Delays Concert After Drummer Gets Injured in Tour Bus Accident

August 11, 2014 02:01:19 GMT

has postponed their Sunday, August 10 concert in Saratoga Springs, New York, after their drummer Nathan Followill got injured in a tour bus accident on Saturday night. The band announced the delay and explained how the accident happened in a message posted on their Facebook page.
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Video: Chris Martin Joins Kings of Leon Onstage to Perform 'Fans'

May 28, 2014 03:27:33 GMT

was joined by a special guest when they headlined Radio One's One Big Weekend in Glasgow recently. The band brought out 's onstage during their set to perform a track together.
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Kings of Leon and Flaming Lips Lead Rock for Oklahoma Benefit Concert

June 19, 2013 04:34:11 GMT

Oklahoma natives and lead the line-up of rock acts that will perform in the "Rock for Oklahoma" benefit concert to be held on July 23 in Oklahoma City. Along with veteran rockers and Built to Spill, they will be sharing the stage of the Chesapeake Energy Arena, the same venue where 's "Healing in the Heartland" fundraising concert took place last month.
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John Travolta Inspires Kings of Leon's 'Mechanical Bull'

June 13, 2013 09:06:39 GMT

shared more details on their new album, "". In an interview with MTV News, drummer Nathan Followill revealed that the album's tittle is a tribute to actor . "We were so early in on the process of it, we had narrowed it down to three names, and 'Mechanical Bull' won out," Nathan said.
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First 'Ender's Game' Trailer Teases Ender's Tough Preparation to Be 'the Finest Commander'

May 08, 2013 02:34:18 GMT

After previously teasing fans with the release of its first footage, director Gavin Hood's upcoming film "" has finally debuted its first trailer on the web. Unveiled on May 7, the video not only displays a lot of space-set actions, but also gives fans a closer look at the main character Ender Wiggin.
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Hollywood Mourns Visual Effects Expert Ray Harryhausen's Death

May 08, 2013 02:31:12 GMT

Ray Harryhausen, who is known as the legend of special effects stop-motion animation, passed away at the age of 92 on Tuesday, May 7 at Hammersmith Hospital, London, after receiving treatment for a week. His death was confirmed by Kenneth Kleinberg, Harryhausen's longtime legal representative in the USA. The cause of death remains undetermined.
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Austin City Limits Festival Reveals lineup: Muse, Kings of Leon, Kendrick Lamar and More

May 07, 2013 14:06:30 GMT

Music acts set to rock this year's Austin City Limits Festival have been revealed. , , , and are among the confirmed musical guests as the music festivity is expanding to two weekends for the first time.
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Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill and Jessie Baylin Welcome Baby

December 27, 2012 18:22:54 GMT

The latest baby in the Followill clan was born on Wednesday, December 26 at 4:01 P.M. in Nashville. 's drummer Nathan Followill and his wife, singer Jessie Baylin, welcomed a baby girl named Violet Marlowe Followill who weighed 7 lbs. and 13 ounces at time of birth. "Mom, Dad and baby are doing well and are so in love!" a rep for the band told People.
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Jared Followill and Martha Patterson Got Married in Lucchese Boots

September 30, 2012 08:35:18 GMT

Four months after announcing their engagement, 's bassist Jared Followill and model girlfriend Martha Patterson tied the knot in a casual affair. The wedding was held outdoor in Charlotte, Tennessee on Saturday, September 29.
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Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill Announces Wife's Pregnancy

June 27, 2012 17:30:09 GMT

Another Followill baby is on the way. 's drummer Nathan Followill announced that he and singer/songwriter wife Jessie Baylin are expecting their first child.
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Confirmed: Jared Followill Engaged to Model Martha Patterson

May 02, 2012 18:59:09 GMT

's Jared Followill, like his brother Caleb Followill, is off the market. The bass guitarist has proposed to model Martha Patterson on April 11 at his home in Nashville, his representative confirmed. They will split their time between Nashville and Los Angeles.
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Lily Aldridge Spotted Debuting Her Second-Trimester Baby Bump

February 10, 2012 09:20:31 GMT

has been snapped showing off her baby bump for the first time since announcing her pregnancy in December 2011. Cradling her growing belly, she showed up at LAX airport on Wednesday, February 8 with her husband Caleb Followill. She donned a green maxi-skirt and kept herself warm in a cream-colored sweater.
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Caleb Followill Expecting First Child With Lily Aldridge

December 29, 2011 08:45:25 GMT

Caleb Followill is going to be busy with diaper duties in 2012. E! News has just brought out the news that the frontman is expecting his first child with wife . It is said that the Victoria's Secret Angel is approximately three months along into the pregnancy.
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Kings of Leon Cancel Tour for Caleb to Enter Rehab

August 02, 2011 18:35:39 GMT

scrapped their U.S. tour and denied that they were breaking up but did not exactly reveal what the real problem is. Turns out, the band want to give frontman Caleb Followill a time to get help in rehab for his drinking problem.
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Kings of Leon Cancel U.S. Tour, Deny Break-Up Rumors

August 02, 2011 01:43:56 GMT

have just announced that the remaining dates of their U.S. tour have been scrapped, and there will no rescheduling. The news came hot on heels of their July 29 Dallas concert which was cut short due to Caleb Followill's health issue.
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Kings of Leon Set New Date for Canceled Dallas Concert

July 31, 2011 17:27:07 GMT

After repeatedly apologizing for Caleb Followill's sudden exit from the stage, announce a new date for the stopped Dallas, TX concert. During the town's first show on Friday, July 29, the frontman said to his audience that he must went backstage to grab a beer but he never returned.
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Kings of Leon Stop Concert After Frontman Left to 'Vomit'

July 30, 2011 17:34:29 GMT

disappointed their fans during their concert in Dallas, TX when vocalist Caleb Followill left the stage to "vomit" and never returned. As a result, the concert was canceled and his brother slash bandmate Jared Followill had to repeatedly apologize to the audience.
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Video Premiere: Kings of Leon's 'Back Down South'

June 01, 2011 05:14:30 GMT

pay homage to their southern roots in a music video for their latest single "Back Down South". In the clip directed by Casey McGrath, the four-piece band go to Nashville to play an outdoor concert in a rural setting in front of their fans club local teenagers.
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Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill Marries Lily Aldridge

May 14, 2011 03:17:15 GMT

frontman Caleb Followill is officially a married man. The 29-year-old rocker has tied the knot with his model fiancee in an intimate wedding ceremony held at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California on Thursday, May 12, his representative confirmed to People Magazine.
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Footage of Kings of Leon's Early Days Stolen From Rental Car

April 26, 2011 18:08:00 GMT

Filmmaker Stephen C. Mitchell has spent the last 10 years capturing the "Sex on Fire" hitmaker, 's rise to fame on camera and they premiered the finished product "Talihina Sky" at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York last week.
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Injured Nathan Followill Had Physical Therapist at Coachella

April 17, 2011 22:09:00 GMT

recently scrapped a series March shows when the drummer, Nathan Followill, injured his shoulder, but he has recuperated faster than expected.
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Kings of Leon Delay Tour Due to Nathan Followill's Injury

January 31, 2011 06:53:44 GMT

Rockers have postponed the band's upcoming tours in Australia and South Africa, as drummer Nathan Followill recovers from an arm injury. The rockers were set to kick off their trek with a show in Brisbane, Australia on March 8 but according to Twitter posts from Nathan and his brother Jared, the jaunt is canceled until further notice.
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Kings of Leon on Ryan Murphy's Tirade: We Never Meant to Slap 'Glee'

January 27, 2011 02:57:44 GMT

The feud between the and "" creator Ryan Murphy has flared up again after the TV boss branded the rockers "self-centered" for passing up the chance to showcase their songs on the hit show. The band declined producers' request to feature their hit "Use Somebody" in the series, about a group of singing high school students, and Murphy admits he's still sore about the snub.
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Kings of Leon and Bon Jovi Record Album for Australian Flood Victims

January 22, 2011 02:27:31 GMT

Stars including , , and have joined the campaign to raise money for victims of the Australian floods by donating tracks to a new charity album.
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Nathan Followill Challenged Prince Harry for Ping Pong Contest

January 07, 2011 09:23:13 GMT

star Nathan Followill had a royal battle on a recent trip to the U.K. - he challenged Prince Harry to a ping pong contest. The "Sex on Fire" hitmaker met the British royal at London's O2 Arena and invited him to take part in a table tennis competition.
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Kings of Leon's Concert Postponed After Tour Bus Caught Fire

December 22, 2010 03:12:05 GMT

have axed their final gig of the year after a fire broke out on one of their tour buses outside the venue in London. The band was slated to perform at the O2 Arena on Tuesday, December 21 but the concert was canceled just hours before showtime after a blaze on buses parked at the famed dome building.
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Kings of Leon's 'Pyro' Music Video Debuted, Featuring Bar Fight

December 11, 2010 03:49:30 GMT

take it to the seedy bar to perform "Pyro" in their latest music video. This alternative rock band play the song in the corner of the place as people around them are drawn into their own boozy world. Everything seems to be so quiet until a young man breaks into a fight with another guy when he confronts him for his rude behavior.
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Kings of Leon Looking for Fans With 'Physical Abnormalities' for Video

November 19, 2010 04:04:07 GMT

are reportedly searching for fans with "physical abnormalities" to star in their latest promo. The "Sex on Fire" hitmakers are due to film a new video at a bar in the U.S. region of New England on Friday, November 19 and they allegedly posted a message on an internet advertising site, looking to recruit followers to appear in the film.
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