Kings of Leon Radiate the 'SNL' Stage
Kings of Leon Radiate the 'SNL' Stage

Kings of Leon hit up "Saturday Night Live" this past Saturday (Oct. 23) to play two songs from their already record-breaking new album "Come Around Sundown."

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.