By: Greg Swindasz
With three Grammy nominations and one award, a world tour, and a new album coming next year will the Nashville band-of-brothers be the next legendary rock band?
The Kings of Leon are by no means a new or upcoming band. Their follow up to Only by the Night, which was the number one album in the UK in 2008, will be their fifth major studio album. They have a huge international fan base; Kings of Leon also headlined the Glastonbury, which is the UK’s oldest music festival. With all of this love and their constant playlist on the radio, it is hard not see to a very bright future. However, they were not winners this weekend in New York.
Their majesties were nominated for Best Rock Video with “Sex on Fire” at MTV’s 2009 Video Music Awards. “We lost dammit, maybe next year. At least we got to see the worst haircut since 1984 try to steal the spotlight from lovely Taylor Swift,” Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill joked to Digital Spy after Kanye West’s actions on stage.
Their next album is expected in the late fall of 2010. Guitarist Matthew Followill told BBC earlier this year that the next album could be “a little bit grungier.” Caleb Followill also said about their new album, “We pretty much now can do what we want. America has to sit back.” This could be the start of a new sound for the band. Who knows, their first four albums could be referred to as “the early years” on Wikipedia one day. If they stay on their current course, rockers in 2050 might just have sex on fire and put it in their heart shaped box.