If you’re a hacky newspaperman (or a hacky blogger, ahem) you start stories about Kings of Leon being bigger in the U.K. than they are here. You might mention that they can’t take a shit at a McDonald’s in Piccadilly Circus without someone stopping them, but here, they can’t get arrested for public masturbation. Or something less vulgar if you still write for a newspaper, I guess.
Then you move on to the next graph, and you can mention this little tidbit: The Tennessee band is the first band in the U.K. to sell 250,000 digital albums. Their fourth album, Only By the Night, has now moved that number of downloads in the U.K., staying in the top 75 since its release in September 2008.
There, your story is almost finished. Just throw in some bit about how “powerful” and “seductive” the band is, and then get a quote from a mouth-breathing fan, and you’re all done. [Spinner]