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Nashville Hates the Kings of Leon and Their Evolved Sense of Humor

Nashville Hates the Kings of Leon and Their Evolved Sense of Humor

Much like the Germans love David Hasselhoff, the English love the Kings of Leon. But while the Hoff is also adored stateside, the Followills can't even get love in their own hometown. Bassist Jared Followill said that while the band members are recognized in their hometown of Nashville, the good people of country music's capital "hate them." Jared speculates this arises from the schism in musical tastes, but brother and drummer Nathan says that the press in Nashville simply doesn't get the band's sense of humor:

 

We make some joke then the next day in the Nashville paper it will be, 'The gross Kings of Leon watch each other have sex'. They didn't realise we were being sarcastic. We've got a Ricky Gervais-type of sense of humour. Very sarcastic. Some people just don't get it."

 

Though there are probably higher concentrations of Ricky Gervais fans to be found elsewhere, it's a sure bet that there are plenty of fans of Extras and The Office in Nashville. My recommendation: to make a friend Followills, be a friend. [Angry Ape]

 

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they are right. Nashville does hate them because they are pompous dicks.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Jboh213/n38409054_33275787_4276.jpg jboh

I thought everyone loved Hasslehoff. No???

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

i love hasslehoff. baywatch + the worst musical career in history = love

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Jboh213/n38409054_33275787_4276.jpg jboh

He's had his rough patches, but the Hoff is the new Burt Reynolds.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/mburr/Photo 44.jpg mburr

i bet jboh you've never met them, i've seen them a few times around town. always polite and humble, they never try and attract attention... nashville just has a huge thump up their ass with the music scene around here. no one goes to shows, and when someone from here does get big tthey hate them for it because they are jealous...

didod

i don't hate them but they sure do suck

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Aha Shake Heartbreak was a great album but all they've done since is prove that they are insufferable people who accidentally wrote a great collection of songs.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Kali/Jumble 030_2.jpg Kali

I AGREE... AHA SHAKE HEARTBREAK WAS A MASTERPIECE. EVERYTHING AFTER THAT I HAVE NO INTEREST IN.

PAPA SMOKE

they do not suck
they are actually quite amazing(L)
my opinion :)

Natalie

Kings of Leon are without a doubt AWESOME and anyone who doesn't think so needs to actually listen for themselves

cas

Hmmm....I'm Canadian and have no affiliation to Nashville or the Kings of Leon. I have just come across their song

Paul

I appreciate what Kings of Leon have accomplished. Just because they refuse to stagnate like the rest of the good ol country boy music scene is no reason to deny that they are the greatest band on the Planet! can anyone say boot scootin' boogie...lol... Nashville .. evolve!!

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