Frontman Jonathan Pierce also says 'Sex On Fire' is 'one of the worst songs I've heard in my life'
The singer said the Followills should call it a day after spending time in their company while supporting them recently.
“I would advise them to split up and stop making music,” he said. “I don’t think they’re really helping anybody – they’ve never made a song that’s really touched me in any way. I honestly think that the new Britney Spears record is better than their songs – it sounds like a really great pop song and that’s what I really like.”
Pierce also slammed their chart topping single ‘Sex On Fire’ and said bassist Jared Followill doesn’t enjoy being in the band.
He told Clickmusic.com: “They’re very American bar rock and it’s not interesting, it doesn’t affect me at all. That ‘Sex On Fire’ song is one of the worst songs I’ve heard in my life.
Pierce added: “I do have to say that Jared was a very kind man and he’s smarter than he’s letting on. I don’t think he really enjoys the music that Kings Of Leon are putting out. I’ve had long conversations with him and he’s very open to me. He has really great taste in music and likes really great bands – I think he looks at Kings of Leon and it’s just a job that he has.
“I think that’s a really sad place to be – going through the motions. To misrepresent yourself in a creative atmosphere seems a little dark to me.”
His comments come just weeks after Kings Of Leon shelved their US tour after frontman Caleb Followill stormed offstage in Dallas – he has since been diagnosed with “exhaustion” and “vocal problems”.