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Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Anthony Caleb Followill (b. January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan Nathan Followill (b. June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael Jared Followill (b. November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Cameron Matthew Followill (b. September 10, 1984, lead guitar, backing vocals).

The band's early music was an upbeat blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded throughout the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound. Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the United Kingdom with nine Top 40 singles, two BRIT Awards in 2008, and all three of the band's albums at the time peaking in the top five of the UK Albums Chart. Their third album, Because of the Times, also reached the number one spot. After the release of Only by the Night in September 2008 the band achieved chart success in the United States. The singles "Sex on Fire", "Use Somebody", and "Notion" all peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album was their first Platinum-selling album in the United States, and was also the best-selling album of 2008 in Australia, being certified platinum nine times. The band's fifth album, Come Around Sundown, was released on October 18, 2010. Their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, was released on September 24, 2013.

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Fans get naked as Kings Of Leon close Day Three of Isle Of Wight Festival

Fans get naked as Kings Of Leon close Day Three of Isle Of Wight Festival

Final day also sees performances from Suede, Peace and Swim Deep

  • Jun 16, 2014

Kings of Leon add Swansea date to UK tour

Band announce Liberty Stadium date on July 2

  • May 7, 2014

Kings Of Leon fans warned over measles outbreak in the US

Health officials issue statement urging Followill followers to get vaccinated against potentially 'lethal virus'

  • Apr 4, 2014

Kings Of Leon urge fans to get naked during live shows

US band want a repeat of infamous 'Birmingham Sausage' incident of 2013

  • Mar 29, 2014

Kings Of Leon unveil 'Temple' video - watch

The video was partly shot on Super 8 in their hometown Nashville

  • Feb 28, 2014

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Kings Of Leon Music Videos

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Rollin'

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Psychotic Bit Of Gore

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SuperFan 2 - Kings Of Leon

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USE SOMEBODY (Cover von Kings of Leon)

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Kings Of Leon Reviews

Kings Of Leon - 'Mechanical Bull'

Kings Of Leon - 'Mechanical Bull'

The band's first album in three years sees them attempting to rediscover their early spark – but falling frustratingly short

  • Sep 20, 2013

Smoke & Jackal - 'No Tell'

Kings of Leon bassist writes weird sex song

  • Aug 23, 2012

Film Review: Kings Of Leon - 'Talihina Sky'

All the usual on-the-road footage, but it’s only when it leaves the tourbus and delves into the family baggage that this doc takes off.

  • Jul 5, 2011

Album Review: Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown (RCA)

Jettisoning innovation and emotion, the Followills go full pelt for mega arena FM glory and end up going...nowhere

  • Oct 15, 2010

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Kings Of Leon, Belle & Sebastian, Vampire Weekend

Kings Of Leon, Belle & Sebastian, Vampire Weekend

  • Sep 15, 2010

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