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I didn’t post one of these lists last week, because Thanksgiving, which meant that we had a ton of worthy videos to choose from this week, and that plenty of them didn’t make it. And this would also be a good place to point out, as our own Michael Nelson noted to me, that the… More »

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

Yesterday we posted a live version of an ethereal new tune Bat For Lashes did at Australia’s Vivid Festival. The second part of the Opera House set was performed acoustic with a string quartet — six songs of which five were covers (The Cure, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington). Over the past… More »

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Watch The 14th Annual Best Member Of Kings Of Leon Awards

Kings Of Leon performed last week at Shepherd’s Bush in London for an AMEX Unstaged webcast that was directed by Fred Armisen. There were some funny promos that led up to the live show, but here’s one more clip to cap off of the band’s endeavor with Armisen, in which they attend the 14th Annual… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 15, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Watch Kings Of Leon’s AMEX Unstaged Webcast

The latest installment of the AMEX Unstaged webcast features Kings of Leon playing live from London. It was directed by Fred Armisen, and you can watch it below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 10, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Kings Of Leon – “Supersoaker” Video

Along with a new single, Kings of Leon have also dropped the music video for “Supersoaker” today. In our initial post on the song, Michael mentioned how even though the band has definitely moved on from the “Southern Strokes” tag, this song actually does sound a lot like the Strokes, and the video reminds me… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 6, 2013 - 11:05 am

Kings Of Leon – “Wait For Me”

The first single to be released off Kings Of Leon’s forthcoming Mechanical Bull, “Supersoaker,” saw the Followill brothers returning to their harder-edged rock roots. Its follow-up is a pretty straightforward power ballad that seems scientifically engineered to spend a few weeks at No. 1. It kinda reminds me of those songs that made Candlebox famou… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 6, 2013 - 10:40 am

Watch Fred Armisen’s Kings Of Leon Unstaged Promos

Kings Of Leon’s sixth studio LP Mechanical Bull is out in September and the band will support its release by performing the next AMEX Unstaged live webcast. The performance will take place at famed London venue Shepherd’s Bush with Fred Armisen on directing duty. Below you can watch an awkward and hilarious promo video, i… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 5, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Next AMEX Unstaged Is Kings Of Leon Directed By Fred Armisen

Kings Of Leon is the next AMEX Unstaged artist and their live webcast will be directed by SNL alum Fred Armisen. The broadcast, which will stream live via both Vevo and YouTube, airs on 8/9 from the venue Shepherd’s Bush in London. Kings Of Leon just recently released “Supersoaker,” the lead single from their upcoming… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 26, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Watch Kings Of Leon Play Fallon

Last week, the divisive king-shit festival-dominators Kings Of Leon released their surprisingly streamlined and elegant (though still certainly yarl-happy) new single “Supersoaker,” inspiring a whole lot of comments-section discussion in the process. And last night, they appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, in all their foxy splendor, to perform the song. Watch them knock… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2013 - 10:40 am

Kings Of Leon – “Supersoaker”

When Kings Of Leon first made their way onto radars, blogs, Soulseek, and the pages of NME, they were often dubbed the “Southern Strokes.” Over time, it’s a tag the Followill brothers’ band more or less shed, the same way Coldplay eventually shed those “poor man’s Travis” comparisons. But Kings Of Leon’s new single, “Supersoaker”… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 17, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Hangout 2013 Friday: Kings Of Leon, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, & More

The first considerations when attending a music festival on the beach are sartorial. Do you opt for filp-flops to facilitate the inevitable footwear removal and thereby risk blisters from stomping on plastic slabs all day, or do you go with sneakers to account for all that pavement pounding and thereby risk carrying them around all… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 18, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Watch Kings Of Leon Play A New Song, “It Don’t Matter”

Kings Of Leon played last night in Napa Valley, CA at the Bottle Rock Music & Arts Festival. The band played a new song, “Always The Same,” “It Don’t Matter,” which may or may not appear on a new album they plan to release this fall. Check out fan footage of the video below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 12, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Some Strokes, Black Keys, Johnny Depp, Ke$ha & More Pay Tribute To Tom Petty @ El Rey, Los Angeles 11/14/12

“This is a lot of Alpha energy to wrangle,” Guster’s Ryan Miller said in testament to Alex Levy and the Cabin Down Below Band’s work last night. “This is a hard thing to organize.” And that’s probably true of most every tribute concert of this nature, as it has probably been true of the decade… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 15, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Did Kings Of Leon Rip Off No Age?

LA punks No Age posted the above left image on their blog today, posing the question, look familiar? Spin reports that it’s not as egregious as it seems — the shirt does not appear in the Kings’ online store — although Spin’s Google search found it on Amazon’s UK site. So, there’s something to this. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 19, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Friday

If you’re at Coachella you aren’t on here. But this isn’t a bad year to be here, all told: YouTube’s live stream features some nice on-the-fly editing and at least a couple of bands worth watching here and there. Plus, you can swap between three stages at any given time to suit your taste. Today’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 16, 2011 - 3:33 pm

Arcade Fire Win Album Of The Year Grammy

Arcade Fire pulled off the upset of the night (or, at least, left a few people at home upset) by winning the Album Of The Year Grammy last night. Things looked good for the band when it became obvious that they’d be the last performance (nearly every performer went home with awards later in the… More »

By: jessica / February 14, 2011 - 10:31 am

Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 Nominations

NME announced their nominees for the Shockwaves NME Awards today. Kings Of Leon are nominated for Best International Band as well as Worst Album and Worst Band. It’s as if the NME is saying the best foreign bands aren’t as good as the worst British bands. But Lady Gaga is also nominated for Most Stylish… More »

By: jessica / January 25, 2011 - 10:53 am

Kings Of Leon/Jimmy Fallon Slap Fight

Kings of Leon can come off as humorless sometimes (especially when it comes to hipsters and portable showers). But they are good sports — and masters of the awkward pause — in this sketch they did on Fallon Friday night. The skit was about a Connecticut bed & breakfast called Slappington Manor, so the sla… More »

By: jessica / November 15, 2010 - 4:04 pm

Cee Lo Covers Kings Of Leon’s “Radioactive,” Gwyneth Paltrow To Cover “Fuck You”

Cee Lo stopped by Radio 1 to do this live-in-the-studio take on Kings Of Leon’s “Radioactive,” a song many of you liked (even if you didn’t like the video). This is notable not only because it’s not a cover of “Use Somebody,” but also because you should give Cee Lo’s cover a chance. His voice… More »

By: jessica / November 3, 2010 - 3:30 pm

King Of Leon Hates Hipsters, Indie, Not Iron Chef

It was filmed a while back, but Caleb Followill’s appearance on Iron Chef just aired last night. As a judge, Followill is very kind, his harshest criticism basically being “not my favorite” (he also calls a meatball forgettable, but it’s sort of a compliment in the context). And, judging by his judgments, the Kings Of… More »

By: jessica / October 18, 2010 - 4:47 pm