Screen Junkies » Kings Of Leon http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:34:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Fred Armisen Is Directing A Kings Of Leon Concert Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/fred-armisen-is-directing-a-kings-of-leon-concert-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/fred-armisen-is-directing-a-kings-of-leon-concert-movie/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:52:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256076 It will be a masters class in over-enunciating.

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You’d think with his punk rock pedigree and counterculture status from Portlandia he’d be helming a project for Shonen Knife or something, but this is pretty good, too. This teaming is brought to you by American Express who had previously brought us even odder pairings such as David Lynch and Duran Duran and Steve Buscemi and Vampire Weekend.

The real risk here is that a pigeon shits on Caleb Followill and the entire band just self destructs for like three years, but I guess that’s just the cost of doing business with a band like KoL.

If you want job security, team up with Michael Jackson!

(Shit. He’s dead, isn’t he? Rick Ross. Team up with Rick Ross. Whatever. I’m gonna get drunk.)

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Kings Of Leon Enrage Ryan Murphy, Gleeks Everywhere http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kings-of-leon-enrage-ryan-murphy-gleeks-everywhere/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/kings-of-leon-enrage-ryan-murphy-gleeks-everywhere/#comments Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:35:29 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22416 What does it take to send 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy into an expletive laced tirade? Deny him the right to turn a song of yours into a "number" on his hit show, that's what.

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What does it take to send “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy into an expletive laced tirade? Deny him the right to turn a song of yours into a “number” on his hit show, that’s what. Apparently Murphy requested to use a Kings Of Leon song for his show last August, and the band turned it down. Well, KoL, I hope you were prepared for the WRATH OF MURPHY! Here’s the response he fired back at the band of good ol’ boys turned quasi-hipster  in The Hollywood Reporter:

“Fuck you, Kings of Leon. They’re self-centered assholes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It’s like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of Glee all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music.”

DAAAAAAMN! That’s one angry showrunner/musical theater buff! However, this feud appears to be pretty one sided, as Caleb Followill, the band’s singer, issued this non-combative non-response:

“This whole Glee thing is a shock to us. It’s gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn’t even seen the show. It came at the end of that record cycle, and we were over promoting [“Use Somebody”]. This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee or to music education or to fans of the show. We’re not sure where the anger is coming from.”

AW YEAH! Take that, Murphy! You wanted a fight, you got… Total and complete rock star apathy! How does it taste? Neutral? I bet. Here’s a tip: if you want a fight, don’t go after multi-multi platinum rock stars who’s entire “thing” is appearing like they don’t care about anything. I bet Marilyn Manson would engage you in a Twitter war or something, but Kings Of Leon? Those guys practically wrote the book on 21st century apathy. Good luck with your massively successful show, though. I’m sure Maroon Five won’t say no to having their songs Glee-ified. They basically are already. All you have to do is add choreography. (Vulture)

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