The June 12 issue of Rolling Stone carries a bit of welcome news from news from Fuel/Friends favorite sons Kings of Leon: they’ve been drinking, and they just wrapped their fourth album. Only By The Night will be released September 23rd on RCA Records. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Angelo Petraglia, Jacquire King and Kings of Leon.
If you don’t have supersonic vision (I do) the article reads:
“‘I know I sound like a fucking cock right now,’ says Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill, ‘But this is the first time I’ve really been proud of myself track for track.’ After a grueling 2007 tour, and Caleb’s recent surgery to repair his arm after a fistfight with brother Nathan (‘Nathan won’), the Kings planned to take a well-deserved break. But when we called them, they were at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio, wrapping their fourth disc, out in September.
Three days after his surgery, Caleb says he removed his arm from a sling and began writing. ‘I don’t know if it was the pills or what, but the melodies were so much stronger than anything I’ve ever done – it’s just really beautiful songs.’ In addition to the pills, the band members say they drank all day to fuel songs like ‘Cold Desert’ and ‘Crawl.’ (In the latter, Caleb touches on politics: ‘Let’s just say that Sean Penn is gonna like us more,’ he says).
‘We had to get drunk because we all have girlfriends to go home and deal with,’ he says, before passing the phone to drummer Nathan, who adds, ‘Caleb just blew a 1.2 on the Breathalyzer we have here.’“
KINGS OF LEON
JANUARY 9, 2008
SYDNEY JJJ RADIO BROADCAST
Taper Jean Girl
King of the Rodeo
Holy Roller Novocaine
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[photo from Monolith 2007]