What Nashville band is having their songs remixed by Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Mark Ronson, Kenna, Linkin Park (!) and Lykke Li? I guess this isn't a blind item, so you already know. Still. Lykke Li? "It's amazing to hear your song played by these people who are so creative," says he of the tins and skins, Nathan Followill. Must be.
The brothers F are also releasing a live DVD this fall, which was filmed--where else?--in England, land of superior musical taste.
Unlike a certain other band that isn't putting out albums anymore, the Kings of Leon are working on a new long player. "I call it 'Aha Shake...' but by guys that are a little grown-up and a little better at their instruments," says the drummer Followill. "There's stuff that sounds like Radiohead. There's stuff that sounds like Thin Lizzy. There's stuff that sounds like The Band." Maybe Radiohead will deny influencing them? I kid, eh?
Oh, and Caleb was chosen to be a guest judge on Iron Chef, because his brother is too much of a drunkard to make it through an entire meal sober. (He said it, not me.)