November 19, 2013 12:13

Kings Of Leon say pop music is 'making the world a bad place' Kings Of Leon Tickets

"It's not even music anymore" the rockers claim

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon have hit out at the state of pop music.

While the band refused to name the specific artists that they say are "making the world a bad place", they spoke about the sexualised performances from singers such as Miley Cyrus which have come under fire recently.

"Some pop shows I watch, it feels like the end of the world, it's fucking awful," lead guitarist Matthew Followill told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"It's not even music any more," he continued. "You would never want your children to watch [shows like that] and I can't believe that younger kids, even teenagers are watching that stuff. It almost seems to be making the world a bad place."

Bassist Jared Followill added that he finds it difficult to watch pop shows. He said: "They makes me cringe. I can't watch that stuff. Not even just because they're taking their clothes off it's the whole thing, the dance moves, it's not good."

The Tennessee rockers released their sixth album 'Mechanical Bull' on September 23. It became their fourth Number One album in the UK.

Read More On This Artist

Kings Of Leon Tickets
Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
May 31, 2014 St James Park Newcastle

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets
from £55

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets

May 31, 2014 St. James' Park Stadium Newcastle-upon-tyne

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets
from £64

Jun 17, 2014 Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets
from £65

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets

Jun 17, 2014 Motorpoint Arena Sheffield Sheffield

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets
from £53

Jun 18, 2014 Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets
from £65

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets

Jun 18, 2014 Phones 4u Arena Manchester Manchester

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets
from £50

Jun 20, 2014 Hydro Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets
from £82

Jun 22, 2014 Milton Keynes Bowl Milton Keynes

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets
from £55

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets

Jun 22, 2014 National Bowl Milton Keynes

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Kings Of Leon Tickets
from £69

More News
Paul Gray spent final weeks in 'blur' of drugs and Slipknot bandmates did not help,...
Chance The Rapper cancels live dates after being diagnosed with flu and tonsillitis
Angel Haze on friends and family's reaction to her sexuality: 'they think I'm an...
Midweek chart update: Mr Probz on course for Number One single with debut 'Waves'
Justin Bieber apologises after posing near controversial Japanese war shrine
Linkin Park discuss 'heavy and exciting' album 'The Hunting Party' in new...
Beyoncé joins producer Boots on new song 'Dreams' – listen
Damon Albarn announces Bristol and Portsmouth live dates
The Horrors, Palma Violets and more added to Reading and Leeds Festivals bill – full list here
Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson says he's made it 'acceptable' to appear on TV...
Royal Blood reveal new single 'Come On Over' – listen
Lorde announces rare UK show
Coldplay debut new song 'Oceans' and confirm headline appearance at Radio 1's Big...
James Franco says Kanye West invited him and Seth Rogen to perform at Kim Kardashian wedding
Robert Plant says there is 'zero' chance of Led Zeppelin performing again
Sigur Rós' Jónsi and Alex Somers to score new US TV show 'Manhattan'
Record Store Day organisers respond to Paul Weller boycott
Lily Allen namechecks Gaga, Lorde and Beyonce in new track 'Sheezus' – watch
The National cancel gigs in Russia and Ukraine
Courtney Love shares new song 'You Know My Name' - listen
Damon Albarn unveils 'Heavy Seas Of Love' video - watch
The Killers to play Glasgow Summer Sessions

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
New Issue Out Now
On NME.COM Today