Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Melting of Manhood

Apparently it was very hot in Dallas last week. It was so hot in fact, that Caleb Followill of the Kings of Leon cut out early during his band's sold out concert due to "exhaustion and dehydration."

Hmmm. Kinda has a familiar ring to it, doesn't it?

Caleb's just a little unfit to play the rest of the show," said Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill. "We love you guys so much, but I know you guys fucking hate us. I'm so sorry. It's really not our fault, it's Caleb. He can't play the rest of the show. We will be back as soon as possible."

And just like that, the Kings of Leon left the stage.

When is the public going to wake up and realize that not only does this band's music suck beyond description, but every time a ticket is purchased to one of their shows there is a huge chance at being sucker punched with a pissy fit by Caleb Followill and the concert being cut short? Why can't this guy just do us all a favor and give up music and maybe crawl back up into his mother's womb? Those kids from Nickelodeon, Big Time Rush, have more cojones than these toddlers.

Big Time Rush has a bigger sack than The Kings of Leon
When Frank Zappa was shot with a flare gun while playing at the Montreux Casino in Switzerland in 1971, he didn't throw a temper tantrum and stomp off the stage in a childish fit of rage... He played as long as he could until the entire stage was engulfed in flames. When the Grateful Dead were on stage at Woodstock underneath a heavy electrical thunderstorm, they didn't run back stage and hide under a bed somewhere, they stuck it out like men and owned their allotted time slot. Rock and roll history is rich with stories like this... Bands finishing shows even if it the situation does get a bit out of their zone of comfort. But then you get this group of adolescents called The Kings of Leon who constantly put their manhood in question every time they strap on a guitar.

It's getting late and I've got a headache...



Shep said...

Kings of Leon make Justine Bieber look like Dirty Harry