While it remains to be seen whether the Kings of Leon will ever again play at the Sommet Center, there is apparently a good chance that their "Billy Jean"-like juggernaut of a hit "Sex on Fire" will get an encore performance there courtesy of the Black Eyed Peas, when they come to the arena Feb. 12. Posted above is a video of the multicultural "retarded" rabble-rousers covering the KOL "classic" at this year's Glastonbury festival. Unfortunately, this brief low-quality clip is the only viral documentation of this cover currently available, but 47 seconds is more than enough time to get what's going on.
The reason I'm posting this is because I'd like to make a prediction: Will.i.am will co-produce or appear on a track on the next KOL album--I can feel it. Yesterday Haruch informed y'all that the Kings are going head to head against the Boss and U2 in the category of Best Rock Song at this year's Grammy Awards. The U2 song nominated is "I'll Crazy if I Don't go Crazy Tonight." A terrible fucking song that's a collaboration with Will.i.am. I think it's only fair to prepare KOL fans for what's coming. If any of them would like pointers on how to defend their favorite band against hopelessly embarrassing career moves then feel free to email me at agold [at] nashvillescene [dot] com. I have lifetime of experience in the field.
If you're a Black Eyed Peas fan, then I gather that you're probably the kind of person who doesn't get embarrassed, and will be logging on to Ticketmaster to buy tickets to their show when they go on sale at some date TBA in the days to come. If only Caleb & Co. would return the favor and cover "Where Is the Love" or "My Humps" then we'd really be in business.