Recently, we brought you part one of our list of 15 interesting facts about arena pop-rock band Kings of Leon. Now we bring you part two, with eight more facts about this family band, whose music has earned them numerous awards and millions of fans all over the world.
Number Eight: The Brothers Appeared on ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’
Caleb, Nathan and Jared all made their acting debuts in an episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia om 2011. The episode features Nathan and Jared as bartenders refusing to give Charlie and Mac drinks at a class reunion. Caleb plays an ex-classmate of Charlie and Mac’s.
Number Seven: They Refused to Let ‘Glee’ Cover Their Song
In an apparent attempt not to “sell out,” the guys in Kings of Leon refused to let the FOX show Glee cover their song “Use Somebody,” citing that they never watch the show. The folks at Glee shouldn’t have felt too bad though. The band hardly ever licenses their music out to anyone.
Number Six: Caleb is Not a Big Fan of ‘Sex on Fire’
Singer Caleb has said that he never really wanted the song on the band’s album at all. However, it ended up being their biggest hit to date.
Number Five: They Get Inspired by Pot
The band has been very cavalier in their appreciation of marijuana. Their first EP was written in their family basement while listening to Led Zeppelin and smoking weed for a month.
Number Four: Much of ‘Only by The Night’ Was Written While on Drugs
Caleb has said that most of Only by the Night was written while he was on painkillers. The painkillers were prescribed to him after he had shoulder surgery.
Number Three: They Count Radiohead’s Guitarist as a Fan
Ed O’Brien has been a fan of the band for a long time and at one point in 2008, called them “the greatest band in the world at the moment.” He has also said that when he sees them live, he thinks he’d “love to be in that band.”
Number Two: Kings of Leon Have Their Own Record Label
The band started Serpents and Snakes Records in 2009, signing such bands as The Features, Snowden, Turbo Fruits and The Weeks. As of 2014, the label has not posted anything on their social media.
Number One: All of Their Album Titles Have Five Syllables
Whether it is a coincidence or not, all six of the band’s albums have five-syllable titles. It remains to be seen if their upcoming seventh album will follow suit. Thank you for reading our list of 15 interesting facts about Kings of Leon. We hope you enjoyed it!