Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake set for Kings Of Leon remix album

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Kings Of Leon have announced details of a remix album which will include reworkings by the likes of Mark Ronson and Linkin Park.

Drummer Nathan Followill revealed that the idea for the album came about after the band heard that Justin Timberlake and Pharrell had remixed some Kings Of Leon songs without telling the band.

Followill told Billboard.com that the band were into the idea, adding that Lykke Li and Kenna are now also among the artists working on the album.

"It's neat to have these people who we would've jumped at the chance to work with ourselves...coming to us before we even get a chance to ask them," Followill explained. "It's amazing to hear your song played by these people who are so creative. Most of the time it takes me two or three listens to even wrap my head around, 'Oh man, that's our song'."

The drummer added that the band are set to release a DVD of one of their London O2 Arena gigs in July. "We figured what better place to make a live DVD than where the fans have been the craziest for the longest?" he said about the reason for choosing a UK gig for filming.

Followill also revealed that Kings Of Leon have "eight or 10" ideas for new songs they are working on at present, saying that the band want to be more adventurous on their next record.

"There's stuff that sounds like Radiohead. There's stuff that sounds like Thin Lizzy. There's stuff that sounds like The Band," he said. "We're pretty much to the point now where...we can be experimental and try stuff we would've been scared to death to try on the first couple of records."

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