Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kings of Leon Almost Get in Fight, Caleb Followill Smashes Sweet Guitar

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 6:06 AM

click to enlarge R.I.P. sweet, sweet axe.
  • R.I.P. sweet, sweet axe.

When they aren't taking Americans to task for our bad taste in music, the Kings of Leon are, apparently, perfectionists--which is why they get so mad! According to the ultra-classy U.K. rag the Sun, the band had "yet another angry screaming match after their Friday night headline slot at T In The Park."

Apparently "majestic singer" Caleb Followill was angry--nay, livid--about the sound, destroyed his prized Gibson 325 at the end of the band's set and, when the bros got offstage, there was some "effing and blinding," which I think is Scottish for either watching each other have sex or almost getting in a fight.

Read all the sordid sordidness over at The Sun. "What a blunder!"

Now about that guitar.... Bonus background material! Here's a video of KOL's guitar tech, uh, Nacho Followill, showing us the band's sweet axe collection not long ago. "Nacho took MusicRadar on a private tour of Caleb and Matthew's guitar rigs and axe arsenals (including Caleb's prized Gibson 325, a stunning workhorse instrument that bears the unmistakable marks of the singer-guitarist's ferocious, percussive style of strumming)."

In the video, Nacho says basically that if anything happened to that guitar, he'd just pack up and head home, because it was that special. Musicians have all kinds of strange, sometimes erotic relationships with their instruments, so I imagine Caleb must have been really! Mad! About the sound! So, if anyone's got a 1972 Gibson ES-325 they want to part with....

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