1. Kings of Leon Joined by Chris Martin at Hollywood Bowl: Concert Review

    October 04, 2014 4:34 AM EDT Coldplay frontman hits the stage for two songs in L.A. Kings of Leon have been riding the Mechanical Bull tour since February, and when they made their second-to-last U.S. stop Friday (Oct. 3) at the Hollywood Bowl, they couldn't settle for the same-old. Kings of Leon Talk Writing…

  2. Pretty Reckless Only Female-Fronted Band to Top Mainstream Rock With First 2 Hits

    September 04, 2014 6:04 PM EDT The Taylor Momsen-fronted group tops Mainstream Rock Songs for a second time. Plus, chart action from The New Pornographers, Hozier & Slipknot. As the Pretty Reckless ' "Messed Up World" hops 4-1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart dated Sept. 13, the group becomes…

  3. Kings of Leon Ready for Stage After Drummer's Injury

    August 30, 2014 10:37 AM EDT Kings of Leon will headline the second night of the "Budweiser Made In America" on Aug. 31. A brotherly reunion is coming to the City of Brotherly Love: Family band Kings of Leon will play its first show Sunday in Philadelphia since drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs. Kings…

  4. Kings of Leon Talk Writing New Music & Covering Robyn

    August 11, 2014 3:17 PM EDT "In Chicago we were just trying to get all the ladies dancing," Caleb Followill says of covering "Dancing On My Own." Kings of Leon hasn't been riding its Mechanical Bull for a full year yet, but the group is ready to saddle up for a new project soon -- and, in fact,…

  5. Lollapalooza 2014's 10 Best Performances

    August 04, 2014 5:40 AM EDT Lollapalooza pulled out all the stops for its 10th year in Chicago’s Grant Park. More than 130 bands performed on the festivals eight stages over the course of the three-day extravaganza. You couldn’t see all of them if you wanted to, but we gave it a shot anyway. When all the dust…

  6. Kings Of Leon Cover Robyn, Close Out Lollapalooza in Style

    August 04, 2014 2:26 AM EDT The Nashville band’s set included a cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” Kings of Leon closed out Lollapalooza 2014 with a Sunday night main stage set back-ended by their biggest hits and a rather out-of-character cover. Caleb Followill may not be the chattiest of frontmen, but he and the…

  7. Perry Farrell Q&A: Lollapalooza Headliners, Building a Festival Lineup & More

    July 29, 2014 4:57 PM EDT "Eminem really takes care of all the aspects -- he assaults every sense up there," says the festival mastermind. Starting this Friday (Aug. 1), as they have every weekend since 2005, bands and fans will make the pilgrimage to Chicago's Grant Park to attend Lollapalooza.…

  8. Chris Martin Joins Kings of Leon Onstage for ‘Fans’: Watch

    May 26, 2014 2:24 PM EDT After headlining Radio One’s One Big Weekend in Glasgow the night before, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin joined Kings of Leon for its festival-closing set Sunday to play along with the band’s hit “Fans”.  KoL frontman Caleb Followill introduced Martin, saying: “We've got a little treat…

  9. Kings of Leon Bring the Kids for Super 8 'Temple' Music Video: Watch

    February 28, 2014 6:28 PM EST It's a production of NachoVision, the new all-access KoL video initiative from Christopher "Nacho" Followill, cousin of the band's Followill brothers Kings of Leon break out the family on their latest music video, a Nashville-centric adaptation of "Temple," the…

  10. Kings of Leon Talk 'Mechanical Bull' Track-By-Track

    September 23, 2013 4:14 PM EDT Kings Of Leon have put together a striking album in "Mechanical Bull," one that melds the most appealing aspects from a decade of evolution. The powerful, diverse record, which drops Sept. 24, showcases the elements KOL do best: turn-on-a-dime tempo changes, mysterious,…

  11. Kings of Leon: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 20, 2013 12:45 PM EDT The Followill family band embark on what could be a career-defining album cycle This is an excerpt. For the complete story,  buy this week's issue  of Billboard. As another oppressive Tennessee summer begins to give way to fall, Kings of Leon are in the early stages of turning up…

  12. Kings of Leon Covers Robyn's 'Dancing On My Own' For BBC: Watch

    September 11, 2013 12:10 PM EDT The Kings of Leon guys have a new album, "Mechanical Bull," to promote, but the quartet took a break from its muscular Southern rock stylings to cover Robyn's electro-pop classic "Dancing On My Own" on Tuesday (Sept. 10) for BBC's Radio 1. Watch below: For the…

  13. Kings of Leon, 'Mechanical Bull': Fall Music Preview 2013

    September 03, 2013 7:37 AM EDT Release Date: Sept. 24 Label: RCA Given the inauspicious ending of Kings of Leon's 2010 album cycle for "Come Around Sundown," when what could well have been a triumphant world tour ended abruptly in the summer of 2011 with a string of canceled shows and talk of internal…

  14. Kings Of Leon Loosen Up In 'Supersoaker' Video: Watch

    August 06, 2013 12:46 PM EDT Kings Of Leon's forthcoming "Mechanical Bull" album is very much a comeback record, after their 2008 breakout "Only By The Night" was followed by the disappointingly heavy-handed "Come Around Sundown." The music video for solid first single "…

  15. Kings of Leon Unleash New Single 'Supersoaker'

    July 17, 2013 4:42 PM EDT Kings of Leon uncorked their new single "Supersoaker" on Wednesday, giving fans nearly four minutes of ringing guitars, raspy vocals and a driving stomp to preview their new album, "Mechanical Bull," due Sept. 24 on RCA. "Supersoaker" was produced by Angelo…

  16. Kings of Leon Sets 'Mechanical Bull' Release Date

    June 07, 2013 11:00 PM EDT "Super Soaker" will be the lead single to the September release. Kings of Leon will return this fall with its sixth studio album: "Mechanical Bull" is due out Sept. 24 on RCA Records. The group was primed to announce the new album during its headlining performance at…

  17. Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill, Jessie Baylin Have a Daughter

    December 27, 2012 3:20 PM EST There's a new Princess in the Kings of Leon family. Nathan Followill and wife Jessie Baylin welcomed a daughter Violet Marlowe on Wednesday in Nashville. According to the band's rep, Violet was born at 4:01 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs., 13 ounces. It's the first child for the Kings…

  18. Kings of Leon's Jared Followill Unveils New Side Project

    August 22, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill has announced the formation of Smoke & Jackal, a new side project with Nick Brown of the Nashville rock group Mona. "EP1," the duo's first release, will hit stores and digital retailers on Oct. 16 through RCA Records. Followill and…

  19. Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon Is a Dad

    June 22, 2012 2:20 PM EDT Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill is a new dad. The "Lose Somebody" rocker and his wife Lily Aldridge welcomed a daughter, Dixie Pearl, early Thursday in Nashville. "Mom, Dad and baby are happy, healthy and enjoying their new addition," the band's rep tells…

  20. King of Leon's Caleb Followill, Lily Aldridge Expecting a Baby

    December 29, 2011 11:45 AM EST Seven months after tying the knot, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill and model Lily Aldridge are expecting their first child together. According to E! News , Aldridge is approximately three months pregnant. Followill and Aldridge married in a Montecito, Calif. ceremony last May. After…

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