Kings of Leon False Advertise With New "Sex On Fire" Video

August 27, 2008 4:46 PM ET


Behold, the new video for the Kings of Leon's "Sex On Fire." Despite the song's title, the video sadly features no sex, no fire and definitely no sex on fire. The clip does have plenty of chickens, sweat and exorcisms, if that's any consolation. It also looks strangely similar to Madonna's "Like A Prayer" video, with all the crucifixes and Biblical allusions. "Sex On Fire" is the first single from the band's new album Only By The Night, due out September 22nd.

Related Stories
Kings of Leon Debut "Sex on Fire" at All Points West
Kings of Leon Bring Sex, Fire on Only By the Night: A First Listen
Smoking Section: Bobby Charles, Kings of Leon, Randy Newman

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

More Song Stories entries »