There are obviously two types of people in Hollywood: those who desperately want to be on Glee (Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elton John) and those who don’t (John Travolta, Guns n’ Roses). One more group you can add to the anti-Glee list is Kings of Leon, at least as far as show creator Ryan Murphy is concerned. The band unknowingly started a beef with Murphy when they refused to let their music be used in an episode. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Murphy had some scathing things to say about the dirty beardos in response. “F— you, Kings of Leon,” he said. “They’re self-centered a—holes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings Of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It’s like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of Glee all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music.”
KOL lead singer Caleb Followill is confused by the rage and defends the group, saying “This whole Glee thing is a shock to us. It’s gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn’t even seen the show. It came at the end of that record cycle, and we were over promoting ["Use Somebody"]. This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee or to music education or to fans of the show. We’re not sure where the anger is coming from.” Sounds to us like maybe this was just a big misunderstanding. And you know what helps with that? Working things out in the form of a duet.
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