Kings of Leon Radiate the 'SNL' Stage
Video: Kings of Leon Performs "Radioactive" on "SNL"
In true KOL fashion, the group showed everyone how to be rockstars -- no matter what stage you're on -- when it delivered an ace performance of "Radioactive" with its shimmering guitar riff and gospel-style chorus. Check out frontman Caleb Followill's mini-KISS impersonation halfway through. He bounces from his back to front foot in a Gene Simmons-esque sway, right before crooning the chorus with his raspy alto voice.
To be true rockstar professionals, you have to know how to work a slow jam as well, which the band did with its second song of the night, "Pyro." Of course, the slow-tempo ballad may be the band's specialty, a la "Use Somebody." Followill evokes waves of sympathy when he belts heartbreaking lines such as "Everything I've cherished is slowly dying or is gone."
Video: Kings of Leon Performs "Pyro" on "SNL"
The boys end their performance with a modest wave and head-nod to the crowd -- proving they can play like rockstars, but still be southern gentlemen as well.