Kings of Leon's Frontman Sorry for 'Sex on Fire' Comment


Caleb Followill, Kings of Leon
Caleb Followill admits calling the song 'a piece of s**t' was the wrong thing to do and it's something he was not proud of.


Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill regrets his scathing comments about the band's massive hit "Sex on Fire" - insisting he's "ashamed" of the incident. The rocker stunned fans in a recent interview when he described the group's breakthrough song as a "piece of s**t" and slammed their new batch of supporters as "not f**king cool".

But he now rues his remarks, and admits he was "scared" with the level of fame "Sex on Fire" had brought the band. Followill tells British rock magazine NME, "For a while there, I turned into someone I wasn't proud of. I wasn't appreciative of the admiration we were getting, and I said some things that I'm ashamed of. I hurt people who were genuine fans of the band because I was embarrassed to look out from the stage every night and see people who weren't like me."

In the same interview bassist Jared Followill said they turned down guest appearances in "Ugly Betty" and "Glee" over fears they would be accused of "selling out". TV bosses behind "Ugly Betty" once approached the group and asked them to appear as themselves in a special episode, while the producers of Glee wanted to theme a one-off episode around the band's music.

But bassist Jared Followill admits they rejected both opportunities in a bid to retain their integrity. He tells Britain's NME.com, "We got an offer to appear on an episode of Ugly Betty. They wanted us to play ourselves. We were supposed to come in and help her out with some problem or other. We could have sold out so much more. We turn stuff down constantly."

Asked about a request from the producers of "Glee", he adds: "I've never seen that show. Apparently everyone loves it. We had some people call us up wanting to know if we'd allow 'Use Somebody' to appear in the trailer... I was like, 'Man, don't even waste your energy'."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. 'America's Got Talent' Live Results 1: Meet the First 7 Semifinalists!
  2. Is She Pregnant? Gwen Stefani Sports Suspicious Bump During Outing With Son
  3. Miranda Lambert Is Tired of Being 'Painted as the Villain' in Blake Shelton Split
  4. Paula Patton Spotted With 'New Man' in L.A. Almost Three Years After Robin Thicke Divorce
  5. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Write Love Songs for Each Other
  6. This Is How Olivia Munn Feels About Aaron Rodgers Allegedly Dating Marie Margolius
  7. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Reunite for Pizza Party With Kids
  8. Fergie Goes Topless to Promote New Album 'Double Dutchess'
  9. Bella Thorne Suffers Insane Nip Slip in a Plunging Bodysuit at L.A. After Party
  10. It's Official! Daniel Craig Is Returning for 'Bond 25'