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. 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…

  3. Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill 'Banged Up' After Tour Bus Accident

    August 10, 2014 4:35 PM EDT Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill was injured in a tour bus accident and the band has since delayed Sunday's (August 10) show in Saratoga Springs, NY. They confirmed the news on their Facebook account.  Followill was treated for broken ribs. "IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to an…

  4. Kings of Leon, Icona Pop to Perform at MTV EMAs

    October 29, 2013 9:35 AM EDT Rock band Kings of Leon and Swedish duo Icona Pop have joined the list of live performers that will take the stage in Amsterdam for the 2013 MTV European Music Awards. Disney Channel star and singer Bridgit Mendler, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto and British singer Rita Ora have…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Kings of Leon, Flaming Lips & More to Perform At Rock for Oklahoma Benefit

    June 18, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon and the Flaming Lips have been confirmed to perform at the Rock for Oklahoma Benefit on July 23 in Oklahoma City, along with a full cast of big name rock performers. "We couldn't be more proud to lend a hand to home state," Jared Followill, bassist for Kings of…

  9. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  10. 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…

  11. Kings of Leon Concert Cut Short, Another Nixed; Bassist Admits 'Problems in Band'

    July 31, 2011 1:30 AM EDT Are there problems in the Kingdom of Leon? Caleb Followill, frontman of Kings of Leon , cut short a concert in steamy Dallas Friday after telling fans he was taking a breather to throw up. He did not return, and apologies from other members of the band -- which essentially threw Caleb under…

  12. Kings of Leon Salute Ryan Dunn at London Show

    June 23, 2011 3:22 PM EDT While close friends and family mourned the loss of "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn during a Wednesday memorial service, Kings of Leon paid tribute to their late pal across the pond. During their set at London's Hyde Park, frontman Caleb Followill asked the crowd to raise a glass to …

  13. Billboard Bits: Pink Floyd Reunites at London Show, Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill Gets Married

    May 13, 2011 6:27 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Pink Floyd Reunites at London Show The surviving members of Pink Floyd reunited at London's O2 Arena last night (May 12) for a rare collaboration, after swearing that they would never tour again upon breaking…

  14. Osama bin Laden Dead: Music Celebs React on Twitter

    May 02, 2011 1:22 PM EDT As news broke of Osama bin Laden's death last night, first via Twitter and then officially during Pres. Obama's televised address, celebs quickly joined the worldwide conversation. Here are 20 reactions -- ranging from joy, fear, shock, celebration and plenty of humor -- from…

  15. Kings of Leon 'Not Afraid' of Ambition on 'Come Around Sundown'

    October 22, 2010 11:19 AM EDT K ings of Leon took more than musical cues when they opened a concert tour for U2 a few years back. They learned that ambition isn't a dirty word. That lesson is clearly evident on "Come Around Sundown," the rock band's first collection of music since the hits "Sex on…

  16. Kings of Leon Talks 'Radioactive' Single, Reveals Album Tracklist

    September 03, 2010 4:06 PM EDT As anticipation grows for Kings Of Leon's "Come Around Sundown" -- the follow-up to the Tennessee rock outfit's massively successful "Only By The Night" album -- the band is gradually letting fans in on details of the new record. A music video teaser for first…

  17. Kings Of Leon Concert Cut By Pigeon Poop

    July 24, 2010 6:21 PM EDT Hold the Hitchcock jokes. Kings Of Leon had to cut short its concert at St. Louis' Verizon Amphitheater last night (July 23) after a flock of pigeons living in the venue's rafters unmercilessly divebombed the band with poop. In an attempt to avoid dissapointing fans, the Followill…

  18. Grammy 2010 Winners List

    January 31, 2010 8:30 PM EST Check out the winners for the major categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as they are announced. RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Use Somebody" - Kings Of Leon "Halo" - Beyoncé I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga "You Belong With…

  19. Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Peas Lead Grammy Award Nominations

    December 02, 2009 10:34 PM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including Album of the Year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," Record of the Year for "Halo" and Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put…

  20. Chart Beat Wednesday: Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, Billy Currington

    July 22, 2009 2:29 PM EDT HOT & COLDPLAY: Coldplay heats up the Triple A radio airplay chart, where "Life in Technicolor ii" takes over the top spot. The song is Coldplay's eighth No. 1 on the chart, lifting the band into a second-place tie with Dave Matthews Band, whose "Funny the Way It Is…

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