The eldest member of Hanson has hit out at the Kings Of Leon for their recent on and offstage antics.
The Tennessee band have shelved their US tour after frontman Caleb Followill stormed offstage in Dallas and has since been diagnosed with “exhaustion” and “vocal problems”, but Isaac Hanson has said he believes the band are “running some risks”.
He told WENN:
I have a hard time with musicians who act like pricks because it just makes me mad. If you’re actually making a living doing it [making music], pinch yourself every day, because it goes if you don’t love it and people will eventually get pissed off.
I’m gonna call somebody out on it – the Kings Of Leon are running some risks. They’re irritating people and you can’t do that too much. Eventually the bad boy image affects fans’ willingness to show up. Their fans will get bummed out. Everybody has their demons, everyone has their challenges. I’m a bit of a hothead in certain circumstances, but you gotta temper it because your fans are there and they’ve paid good money to see a show, and you gotta bring it.
He also urged the Followills to sort it out and compared their problems to that of Oasis, saying he believed fans would be hesistant to show to Kings Of Leon gigs in future if things continued as they are. He added:
They [Oasis] got that too and it hurt them ultimately, because it made it hard for people to have a lot of fun at their shows – because they were worried that Noel [Gallagher] was gonna get pissed off and walk off.
Hanson are currently touring in support of their new album ‘Shout It Out’.