After their public spat earlier this year, it appears that Kings of Leon and Glee founder Ryan Murphy have kissed and made up over their little sandpit spat which saw the stadium rock stars branded ‘self-centred assholes’ by Murphy. The band turned down the hit TV show when they wanted to use one of their songs on an episode, saying they feared doing so would make them a ‘sell out’.
Clearly not looking too hard in to the front row of their gigs to see all the bogans and suburbanites in attendance, Kings of Leon raised the ire of the Glee creator, who said “Fuck you, Kings of Leon. They are self-centred assholes and they missed the big picture.” At the time Kings of Leon didn’t seem too bothered, but perhaps sensing the pay day they were missing out on from song synch opportunities (or perhaps because someone at their record company put a gun to their head) the band have issued an apology of sorts.
Front man Caleb Followill told a reporter “This whole Glee thing is a shock to us. It’s gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn’t even seen the show. It came at the end of that record cycle, and we were over promoting [‘Use Somebody’]. This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee.” You tell ‘em Caleb, and sell out the last bit of dignity you have left.