(Number 25), released in April 2007, found the Kings moving even further away from their short songs with immediate hooks, but the general sound and substance remained the same, with lyrics about pregnant girlfriends and black Camaros.
The British love affair with the band continued, and the album debuted at Number One in the UK. singles chart when the album's second single, "Use Somebody," a plaintive ballad that showed off Caleb Followill's increasingly ragged croon, reached Number Four.
The band's retro-chic look and blend of Southern boogie and gritty garage rock inspired comparisons to both Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Strokes.
The British press hailed the Kings as the second coming of rock & roll; according to , they were "the kind of authentic, hairy rebels the Rolling Stones longed to be." But the band failed to make much of an impact in the United States, where reviews were generally lukewarm and the modern rock audience generally disinterested. S., their debut sold only 100,000 copies, compared with the 750,000 copies it moved abroad.
Kings of Leon have a backstory so steeped in rock mythology that it almost sounds made up.
Kings of Leon lead singer Caleb Followill and his wife, model Lily Aldrige, are expecting their first child together, E! The Victoria's Secret beauty, 26, is approximately three months pregnant, according to the site.
Watch music videos of Kings of Leon The couple married in Santa Barbara last May after dating for more than two years.
Surely by design, passers-by would have no inkling of what goes on inside these tastefully decorated walls, where in the previous months the band labored on its own construction project.
That job is done: Mechanical Bull, its sixth album on RCA, bows Sept. The stakes are higher than usual, a fact not lost on brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill and their cousin Matthew Followill. dates were canceled, and band member tweets alternated between apologies and hints of conflicts.
Rock stars (musicians, singers) are seldom salaried, although with recording contracts they may receive substantial cash advances. Nathan Followill is engaged to singer Jessie Baylin.