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Kings of Leon Cancel Rest of US Tour

Frontman Caleb Followill suffering from 'vocal issues and exhaustion'

(Newser) - If you were married to a Victoria's Secret model, you'd probably want more time off, too. Kings of Leon have canceled the rest of their US tour so frontman Caleb Followill can rest and recuperate, reports TMZ . "We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are... More »

Kings of Leon vs. Glee: Spat Turns Homophobic

Drummer Nathan Followill later apologizes, says he wasn't gay-bashing

(Newser) - At least one Kings of Leon member was not happy about being told to eff off by Glee creator Ryan Murphy. Drummer Nathan Followill responded with a Twitter rant some, including the Huffington Post , are calling homophobic. “Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure,... More »

Glee Creator: 'F*** You, Kings of Leon'

After his show got rejected, Ryan Murphy is not a fan

(Newser) - Safe to say Glee creator Ryan Murphy is no longer a Kings of Leon fan. The band wouldn’t let its music be used on the show, and Murphy shared his reaction with the Hollywood Reporter : “F*** you, Kings of Leon. They're self-centered a**holes, and they missed the big... More »

10 Gigs Canceled for Odd Reasons

Well, would you want a cup thrown at your head?

(Newser) - Kings of Leon had to stop playing mid-gig Friday thanks to a hail of pigeon poop raining down on them, but they’re not the only musical act that’s been forced to cancel a show for an odd reason. The Daily Mirror rounds up 10 more:
  1. David Bowie: A
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Hail of Pigeon Poop Ends Concert

Kings of Leon forced off St. Louis stage after 3 songs

(Newser) - Musicians for centuries have faced rotten tomatoes from disapproving audiences, but never before what faced the Kings of Leon on Friday night: Taking the stage for a show in St. Louis, the band was forced off after only three songs by a barrage of poop coming from pigeons in the... More »

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift Share Spotlight

Beyoncé sets record with 6 Grammys; Swift captures album of the year

(Newser) - Beyoncé won six Grammy Awards tonight in Los Angeles, setting a record for a female performer, but was foiled in two high-profile categories. The R&B superstar captured song of the year for "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On it)," while Taylor Swift took home album of the... More »

Fearless Grammy Predictions

Expect wins from Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Green Day

(Newser) - The Grammys are tonight, so Spin breaks down the best bets to take home a trophy.
  • Album of the Year: Taylor Swift’s Fearless is a shoo-in here, because “the only thing Grammy voters love as much as very old people is very young people"—though Lady Gaga
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Kings of Leon: We're Too Popular

Frontman Caleb Followill annoyed by group's success

(Newser) - You’d think Kings of Leon would be thrilled by the group's recent success, capped off by four Grammy nods for “Use Somebody,” but it's actually kind of annoying. “We definitely got bigger than we wanted to be,” frontman Caleb Followill tells Spin . “You feel... More »

Beyoncé Leads Grammy Pack

She nabs 10 nominations, Swift gets 8

(Newser) - Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga will compete to become queen of the 52nd Grammy Awards. The three women were the only artists to score nominations across the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year categories, meaning one of them may be able to... More »

Concert Earnings Defy Recession

Big-name acts, up-and-comers see modest rise in attendance

(Newser) - Concert tours remained surprisingly strong this year despite the weak economy, with slightly more people heading out to see their favorite acts than in 2008. Gross revenue held steady at $1 billion for the period from May 1 to Sept. 1, matching earnings a year earlier. Big-name acts like Kenny... More »

Hank Williams' Grandkid Jumps Outside Country Box

Second album has a twang, but don't typecast her: She likes Radiohead, too

(Newser) - Holly Williams is a descendant of country legends—Hank Williams was her grandfather, Hank Williams Jr. her father—but she’s no “cowboy hat-wearing country girl,” she tells the Telegraph. The singer and boutique owner, who admires artists from Dolly Parton to Radiohead, releases her second album Tuesday,... More »

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