Hanson Says That Kings Of Leon Are “Acting Like Pricks”


Band fight! It’s no news that Kings of Leon have been facing some major inner turmoil after lead singer Caleb Followill bounced in the middle of the show, leading the band to call off  the remainder of its tour. Followill has credited the cancellation to “exhaustion”, but fellow musicians Hanson are saying that the Kings should suck it up and and deliver the rock ‘n’ roll goods. The mmmBop-ers are calling K.O.L. out for not showing gratitude to their fans, and they’re using some nasty names as well. “I have a hard time with musicians who act like pricks because it just makes me mad,” elder Hanson-bro Isaac told . “If you’re actually making a living [making music], pinch yourself every day, because it goes if you don’t love it. People will eventually get pissed off.”

He goes on to say that by canceling gigs, they’re alienating their fans. “The Kings of Leon are running some risks. They’re irritating people and you can’t do that too much. Eventually the bad boy image affects fans’ willingness to show up.” But the cancellations are probably not just a bad-boy image stunt. There have been whispers of something wrong in the Leon camp for some time, and just recently the group has been trying to convince Followill to check into rehab. The head Hanson shows some sympathy, but says that this still doesn’t excuse their lack of professionalism. “Everybody has their demons, everyone has their challenges. I’m a bit of a hothead in certain circumstances, but you’ve got to temper it because your fans are there. They’ve paid good money to see a show, and you gotta bring it.”

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