Kings of Leon Getting Insulted by Hanson Now

By | August 17, 2011

New York Magazine

Kings of Leon have not been having the best month. They recently had to cancel their entire tour so lead singer Caleb Followill could go to rehab and recover from exhaustion. (It hasn’t really been their year: They’ve been pooped on by pigeons and yelled at by Ryan Murphy, too.) And now Hanson is talking shit about them. Isaac Hanson, the oldest brother in the band best known for “MMMBop” and having lots of babies (eight kids and counting between the three brothers already), said in an interview, “I have a hard time with musicians who act like pricks … The Kings of Leon guys are running some risks. They’re irritating people; you can’t do that too much. Eventually the bad boy image affects fans’ willingness to show up. Their fans will get bummed out.” Bummed out! And that’s how Hanson piles on. [Billboard]