Kings of Leon Biography (Wikipedia)
Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2000. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill (b. January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Followill (b. June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Jared Followill (b. November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Matthew Followill (b. September 10, 1984, lead guitar, backing vocals).
The band's early music was a blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded throughout the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound. Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards in 2008, and all three of the band's albums at the time peaked in the top five of the UK Albums Chart. Their third album, Because of the Times, also reached the number one spot. After the release of Only by the Night in September 2008 the band achieved chart success in the United States. The singles "Sex on Fire", "Use Somebody", and "Notion" all peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album was their first Platinum-selling album in the United States, and was also the best-selling album of 2008 in Australia, being certified platinum nine times. The band's fifth album, Come Around Sundown, was released on October 18, 2010. Their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, was released on September 24, 2013. A seventh studio album is currently in pre-production, and is set to be released by the end of 2016, according to drummer Nathan Followill via Associated Press in December of 2015. The group has 7 Grammy award nominations, including 3 wins.
- Kings Of Leon - Extended interview with Jo Whileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lj2rf.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lj2rf.jpg2013-11-13T22:00:00.000ZCaleb and Nathan from Kings Of Leon join Jo Whiley in the studio.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01lj2rt
Kings Of Leon - Extended interview with Jo Whiley
- Kings of Leon chat with Stevehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01h0gd8.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01h0gd8.jpg2013-10-18T16:00:00.000ZKings of Leon join Steve to chat about their brand new album Mechanical Bull.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01h0hnr
Kings of Leon chat with Steve
- Kings of Leon talk to Shaun Keavenyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01cyzmt.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01cyzmt.jpg2013-07-18T11:13:00.000ZKings of Leon talk to Shaun Keaveny about their new material.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01cyznt
Kings of Leon talk to Shaun Keaveny
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