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Brad Pitt offers fan meet and greet

April 16th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is offering 10 lucky fans the chance to spend an evening with him at an intimate charity event.
The 'Moneyball' hunk has partnered with voucher website Groupon to give a select few the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the actor and watch performances from Kings of Leon and Bruno Mars.
The event on May 17 is in aid of Brad's charity Make It Right, which builds homes and communities for people in need, and the winners will fly to New Orleans and stay for three nights in a suite at the W Hotel.
They will be given VIP guest passes for the night at The Sugar Mill, with only 10 ...

Kings of Leon want stripping fans

April 6th, 2014 4:20am EDT
Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon want more female fans to strip at their shows.
The 'Sex on Fire' hitmakers think seeing audience members flash the flesh adds "variety" to their performances, and while they don't mind either gender taking off their clothes, they admit they would prefer to see women "show a little skin".
Caleb Followill said: "We're up there pouring our hearts out and if someone wants to show us a little skin, then that will only add a little variety to our show. So anyone out there, preferably of the female variety... but if anyone wants to hang a little dong, we'll look into that too."
The U...

Kings of Leon make raunchy endorsement offer

March 30th, 2014 6:20am EDT
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Kings of Leon want to endorse lubricant.
The US rockers are always surprised they were never asked to lend their single 'Sex on Fire' to a commercial for STD treatments, and though they "think" they would say no if asked, they would give more consideration to an appropriate sex aid.
Caleb Followill said: "A lot of people have wondered when it [an STD ad] was going to happen, but it hasn't happened yet. You would think we'd say no, but no one's asked..."
Jared Followill added: "Maybe someone should do an intense KY gel. Like a warming lube. That would work."
In 2008, the 'Bucket' hitmakers h...

Kings of Leon have a 'brotherly code'

March 27th, 2014 2:20am EDT
Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon have a "brotherly code" for their fights.
The US rockers - comprising brothers Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill and their cousin Matthew - have come to blows many times in the past but admit they always stick to strict rules so their skirmishes never get too serious.
Caleb said: "A lot of people think we're these big fighters but in the past a lot of the time we were fighting like p***ies. We weren't really duking it out.
"I don't think we've ever had a good enough fight to judge [who is the best]. Any time there's ever been a fight there's a lot of backhand slapping, spittin...

Outkast, Eminem, And Kings Of Leon Headline 2014 Lollapalooza Lineup

March 26th, 2014 1:03pm EDT
More than 130 musical acts have been announced for the 2014 Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, and the reunion of rap duo Outkast is only the tip of the iceberg. See the full list below.

On Friday, Eminem makes his first Lollapalooza appearance since 2011. He's joined by Arctic Monkeys and Lorde on the opening day of the festival. Other bands playing Friday include Zedd, Above & Beyond, Broken Bells, Interpol, Lykke Li, Phantogram, CHVRCHES, the Glitch Mob, Portugal. The Man, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, AFI, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, the Kooks, Rudimental, Iggy Azalea, Bombay ...

Brad Pitt parties with Kings of Leon

March 22nd, 2014 7:20pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt partied with Kings of Leon on Friday night (03.21.14).
The actor hit the town with the 'Sex On Fire' rockers after their Los Angeles gig and made a beeline straight for the band at their official afterparty, held at Warwick bar and restaurant.
The 'World War Z' star arrived with 'The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button' writer, Eric Roth, in tow and only headed home at around 3am, according to the MailOnline.
Brad also rubbed shoulders with actor Garett Hedlund, who stars in the Kings of Leon's arty music video, 'Beautiful War'.
The Nashville-based band, formed of brothers Caleb, Jare...

Lily Aldridge keeping wedding dresses for daughter

March 19th, 2014 2:20am EDT
Lily Aldridge
Lily Aldridge is saving her wedding dresses for her daughter.
The Victoria's Secret model donned two gowns by Vera Wang when she married Kings of Leon rocker Caleb Followill - with who she has 21-month-old Dixie - in 2011 and admits it felt "pretty special" to have the coveted designer create both gowns personally for her.
She said: "Vera is iconic so to have her personally make my dress was pretty special.
"They made a beautiful silk '40s-style after-party dress that no one saw.
"Maybe one day my daughter Dixie will want them."
Despite her slender frame, the 28-year-old beauty insists she ...

Katy Perry backs Global Citizen campaign

March 11th, 2014 5:20am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry, One Direction and Ed Sheeran are among 100 artists offering free concert tickets to UK fans in a bid to help global poverty.
The pop stars have signed up to the Global Poverty Project and Global Citizen Tickets initiative, which encourages fans to build up points for actions they take to combat extreme hardship and then exchange their points to buy tickets for gigs and festivals.
Katy said: "This is a simple, smart, modern initiative with potential for huge impact.
"Global Citizen provides people with doable opportunities to make the world a better place, and rewards them for do...

Julia Roberts starstruck by Kings of Leon

December 15th, 2013 10:20am EST
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts was starstruck by Kings of Leon at a movie screening.
The actress was at an event for her new film 'August: Orange County' - which features the band on its soundtrack - and it is said she couldn't contain her excitement.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: "In a green room [at the Ziegfeld Theater], a photographer took cast shots, and Julia was saying, 'I feel really uncomfortable right now. Is anyone else uncomfortable because Kings of Leon are here? They're so amazing.' "
The 46-year-old star met the group at the premiere for the movie, and she then asked them to pose...

Bad weather forces Kings of Leon to rethink Sydney Harbour gig

November 17th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Kings of Leon
Rockers Kings Of Leon have been forced to scrap a Monday night (18Nov13) gig at Sydney Harbour in Australia due to deadly weather issues.

The Use Somebody hitmakers teamed up with Australian TV network Channel V for the outdoor show, but they band has had to reschedule the gig due to high winds and heavy rain.

Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill has taken to to alert fans to the concert change.

He writes, "Sadly due 2 weather & safety concerns 4 the fans & band, 2nites @channelv show has been postponed until tomorrow night. Come ready 2 party."

Kings of Leon's Caleb could cheat at school

November 14th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill was allowed to cheat at school.
The 31-year-old rocker was taught by his uncle who would let him get away with more mischief than other students during lessons and would bend the rules for his nephew at the school in Tennessee.
In an interview with UK station BBC Radio Two, he revealed: "My uncle was my school teacher and would let me cheat, I was valedictorian in my class thanks to him.
"He only did it [let me cheat] because I had two jobs and went to school, I had reasons, Nathan and Jared applied themselves a little more than I did.
"Everyone use...

Eminem to appear at MTV EMAs

November 9th, 2013 1:50pm EST
Eminem will be appearing at the MTV Europe Music Awards tomorrow (11.10.13).
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 rumoured to be performing - follows in the footsteps of music legends including Bon Jovi, Queen and Whitney Houston.
Bruce Gilmer from MTV said: "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 uniq...

Eminem to appear at MTV EMAs

November 9th, 2013 11:40am EST
Eminem will be appearing at the MTV Europe Music Awards tomorrow (11.10.13).
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 rumoured to be performing - follows in the footsteps of music legends including Bon Jovi, Queen and Whitney Houston.
Bruce Gilmer from MTV said: "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 uniq...

Jared Followill selling bachelor pad

November 2nd, 2013 4:20pm EDT
Jared Followill
Jared Followill is selling his former bachelor pad.
The Kings of Leon bassist, who married American model Martha Patterson in September 2012, has listed his mansion in the affluent Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, for $3.5 million.
The 25-year-old star is reportedly eager to buy a bigger house in the same neighbourhood, sparking speculation he is preparing to start a family in the near future.
The 'Rock City' hitmaker is clearly hoping to make a tidy profit on the property, as he bought it in 2009 for $1.85 million.
The three-storey residence sits on more than one acre of land and ...

Bruno Mars to perform at MTV EMA Awards

October 31st, 2013 1:10pm EDT
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars has been confirmed to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards next month.
The 'Gorilla' singer - who is nominated for three awards including Best Male and Best Song - is the latest star announced to take the stage at the music ceremony, which hits the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam next November 10.
It's been two years since Bruno last performed on the EMA stage in Belfast, Ireland, where he took also took home two awards.
The 28-year-old singer said: "We had a blast the last time, and I can't wait to do it again on the 10th!"
Other stars set to appear at the MTV EMAs include Miley Cyru...

2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 3

October 13th, 2013 2:50pm EDT
Ariana Grande
Welcome to the final part of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013.  Here is where I housed my honorable mentions, which were many.  If you missed the previous two posts, here’s how I opened them up respectively, beginning with Favorites and ending with Least Favorites:


“As I look over my 2013 playlist from my iPod, I realize I have listened to numerous albums this year.  In fact, the amount of music that my ears have consumed and my pen has analyzed is pretty scary…and I still missed lots of albums! SMH! Some were special, some made me cringe, and som...

Playlist: 5 Favorite September 2013 Albums

September 30th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Janelle Monae
September 2013 yielded a number of notable new music releases. As a blogger, music journalist and critic, I found it incredibly difficult to make the time to listen to the over abundance of music provided. That said, I am so glad for there to be an over abundance as opposed to an under-abundance. While all of the albums I listened to left me with something special and a new jam to add to my playlists on my iPod, I chose five albums that stuck with me for various reasons.  If you haven’t partaken of these, you should definitely check them out!

5. Kings Of Leon, Mechanical Bull

Who thought ...

Review: Kings Of Leon, 'Mechanical Bull'

September 27th, 2013 2:52pm EDT
Kings of Leon
For a while, it seemed that southern/traditional rock darlings Kings of Leon were toast. Done.   Rumors ran rampant that the band was splitting up.  Thankfully, Kings of Leon quieted such troublesome talk by returning with their highly anticipated new album, Mechanical Bull.  Following up mixed Fall 2010 effort Come Around Sundown, Mechanical Bull has plenty of positives throughout its 42 minute duration.  To call the effort truly innovative would be an overstatement, but it is definitely Kings of Leon among their best.  Maybe a “Use Somebody” or “Sex on Fire” is missing from the mix, but t...

Kings Of Leon Enjoy Boobs From The Stage

September 11th, 2013 1:56pm EDT
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Kings of Leon are "like 12-year-olds" when they see boobs from the stage.

The 'Sex on Fire' band can't resist sneaking a peak when girls bare their assets at them during their live shows, and admit they act like schoolboys.

When asked by Britain's Radio One how they react to seeing boobs, Caleb said: "Well we're all basically 12-year-olds on stage anyways. Anytime a girl decides to dump them out we are all er ... You can always tell cause the stage like ... everyone slowly starts looking in that direction and then the flash lights go on, then it's like, 'Okay we're all 12 again.' "

The r...

Caleb Followill hurt after wild toga party

September 6th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Caleb Followill
Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill injured himself during a recent party after jumping off a boat and landing on his butt.

The Sex on Fire hitmakers were enjoying a wild toga party during a stay in Greece when Followill decided to leap off the boat - only to land on hard ground.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I can hardly sit down. I jumped off the top of a boat at 2am in the pitch black and landed right on my a**. It was a 30-foot (nine-metre) drop."

Caleb Followill Used Steroids To Save Voice From Alcohol Damage

August 23rd, 2013 1:33pm EDT
Caleb Followill
Caleb Followill's drinking got so out of control he needed steroid injections for his voice. The Kings of Leon frontman hit the bottle hard while the band were touring, and by the summer of 2011 he needed injections just to be able to sing and keep up the pace.

He told the new issue of Q magazine: "When you're going as fast as we were going, or working as hard as we were, you get into a rhythm.

"Then it becomes a case of, well, if I'm gonna go out there and kick ass tonight then I need to grab a couple of drinks first.

"And I'm going to need a steroid shot just to sing. After a while, th...

Kings of Leon stars hosting food festival

August 14th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Kings of Leon
Rockers Kings Of Leon are set to indulge their love of a good meal by hosting a food festival in their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee next month (Sep13).

Bandmembers Caleb and Nathan Followill have teamed up with chef Jonathan Waxman to co-host the Music City Eats festival, which will showcase some of the city's top chefs while bands perform live music.

The weekend event will also feature the Petty Fest Nashville, an all-star celebration of the music of Tom Petty, hosted by Kings Of Leon at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium. They will perform alongside Emmylou Harris and Norah Jones...

Fred Armisen To Direct Kings Of Leon Concert Film

July 26th, 2013 2:55pm EDT
Fred Armisen
Funnyman Fred Armisen is to direct a new Kings Of Leon concert movie for the American Express Unstaged series.

The former Saturday Night Live star and his team will capture the Sex on Fire rockers onstage during their upcoming Shepherd's Bush Empire gig in London on August 9th.

It will be streamed live by and

The filmed concert will be the 13th to feature as part of the American Express Unstaged initiative, which teams top music acts with quirky directors - Steve Buscemi most recently directed a Vampire Weekend gig, while David Lynch took charge of a Duran Duran sho...

Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys set for Global Poverty Project benefit

July 11th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Alicia Keys
Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, John Mayer and Kings Of Leon are teaming up for a star-studded benefit concert in New York City to raise money for the Global Poverty Project.

The artists will come together in Manhattan's Central Park on 28 September (13) to urge world leaders convening in the city for the United Nations General Assembly Meeting to take more action to end extreme poverty.

Charity founder Hugh Evans says, "We must push our leaders to step up and commit to action. This is not just a concert. We are building a movement."

The first annual Global Citizen Festival was held last yea...

Kings of Leon stunned by male streaker at show

July 9th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Kings of Leon
Rockers the Kings Of Leon were left stunned during a gig in Birmingham, England on Tuesday (09Jul13) when a male fan stripped off to crowd surf.

The Use Somebody hitmakers didn't know where to look when the uninhibited streaker got naked and at one point stood on fellow fans' shoulders to get a better look at the band onstage at the LG Arena.

Bassist Jared Followill posted a photo of the man on his with the caption, "Great show Birmingham! This is not what we mean when we say Dump 'Em Out."

Bandmate Nathan Followill is hoping the mystery man shows up at the group's second LG ...

Bottle Rock Napa 2013 Certainly Rocked Our Weekend

May 16th, 2013 10:47am EDT
Iron and Wine
The inaugural Bottle Rock Napa Valley 2013 kicked off last weekend, May 9-12 and it was surely a hit as the dates have already been confirmed for next year.  This wasn’t just your average California music festival full of hipsters, wannabees and a few ‘yeah, I think I have heard of them’ bands. It was a celebration of Napa’s rich history and culture featuring local restaurants, wine makers, amazing bands and even comedy.

Performers included Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Iron and Wine, Primus, The Black Keys, The Shins, Matt Nathanson, Flaming Lips, Jim Breuer, Alabama Shakes, Bad Religion, ...

2013 Bottle Rock Napa Valley Festival

May 5th, 2013 12:11pm EDT
What do you get when you assemble a group of amazing bands with great food and a smooth glass of wine in the heart of California’s Napa Valley? You get to have an amazing time at Bottle Rock 2013 festival, that’s what you get! And what could be better than wine and music? Nothing, in our opinion.

From May 9th-12th Napa Valley will be celebrating the amazing ambiance with a mix of music, wine, food, comedy and beer. Top performers include The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Zac Brown Band, Jane’s Addiction, Train, The Shins, The Black Crowes, Alabama Shakes, Ben Harper, The Flaming Lips, Primu...

Kings Of Leon To Play At Russian Billionaire's New Year's Eve Party

December 31st, 2012 11:02am EST
Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon will perform at Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's annual New Year's Eve party on the Caribbean island of St. Barts, according to new reports.

Reports suggested Rihanna had been booked to headline the big gig, but she has been spotted in Africa with rumored boyfriend Chris Brown and now it seems as if new dad Nathan Followill and his band have landed the lucrative end-of-year bash.

The gig will end an amazing seven days for drummer Followill, who became a first-time dad on December 27.

Over 400 guests, including Sean Diddy Combs, Naomi Campbell and movie mogul Harvey We...

Kings Of Leon's Jared Followill Weds In Tennessee

September 30th, 2012 8:03pm EDT
Martha Patterson and Jared Followill
Kings of Leon star Jared Followill joined his three bandmates as taken men after exchanging vows with his model fiancee Matha Patterson on Saturday.

The couple tied the knot in a rustic ceremony in Charlotte, Tennessee and the star posted a picture of the happy couple on his twitter page with the message, "Aaaaaand I'm married. Happiest man in the world."

Jared is the last member of the band to take a wife, after his brother Nathan married singer/songwriter Jessie Baylin and cousin Matthew wed musician Johanna Bennett in 2009; followed by brother Caleb, who married Victoria's Secret model...

Kings of Leon Rocker and Lily Aldridge Welcome Baby Girl!

June 22nd, 2012 1:30pm EDT
Congratulations are in order for model Lily Aldridge and her Kings of Leon rocker husband Caleb Followill. The couple is celebrating after the birth of their baby girl.

The Victoria’s Secret beauty gave birth to the couple’s first child at the Vanderbilt University & Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday morning, reports

The newborn’s name had not been made public as of yet.

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