Battle Of The Hipsters! Kings Of Leon Slams Arcade Fire!


We’re surprised that he had the gall to say this.

Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill recently took a cheap dig at the AMAZING band Arcade Fire in an interview when he essentially called them famewhores!

He said:

├óΓé¼┼ôNow it’s cool to have 14 people in your band doing everything but contributing musically, running around with a helmet on your head, hitting it with a drumstick. You gotta look at what you’re in this for: the love of music? The fame? You can have all that if you’re smart and play your cards right and don’t become a dick.”

Apparently, he’s referencing something that bandmember Richard Parry has done in various performances.

We think that this is a pretty unjustified blow, especially considering that Arcade Fire has consistently put out three unbelievable albums and seem completely committed to their music as well as their listeners. Kings of Leon, on the other hand, have disrespected their fans by complaining about their mainstream popularity while simultaneously displaying diva behavior during gigs.

Inneresting, no?

[Image via WENN.]

Oct 23, 2010 1:00pm PDT

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