Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon

Kings of Leon have a backstory so steeped in rock mythology that it almost sounds made up. The Followill brothers are sons of a preacher man who were raised on the road throughout the South, traveling from one Pentecostal church to the next. After being shattered by a divorce, the brothers were transformed by illicit substances and the stoner music of Led Zeppelin. Soon, they were a rough and ready band, enjoying the pleasures of the road while playing grinding jams tinged with Southern rock and gothic lyrics. By the end of the 2000s, they were famous.

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