Kings of Leon: some of our fans turn their back on us
Kings of Leon are struggling to come to terms with their success - because their most loyal fans stand with their backs to the group when they play commercial hits "Sex On Fire" and "Use Somebody" at concerts. The four-piece fondly remembers the time they played small clubs and then went drinking with fans, but now those same devotees make it clear they think the band has sold out at shows.
Frontman Caleb Followill explains, "Our real fans, the ones who`ve been there for the past five years, are in the front row p**sed off. They`ll turn their backs on us during Sex On Fire and Use Somebody, put their middle fingers up. I get it. We`re definitely sellouts. But when you have success like we`ve had, you kind of have to feed the masses."
And bandmate Jared Followill admits the group`s success often gets the better of them. He tells Spin magazine, "The first year I was in the band, I made $500. Now you start to feel like an a**hole sometimes. You`re on the plane, like, `Dude, it`s been 30 minutes, where`s my sushi?`"