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Kings of Leon Cancel Gig, Arcade Fire Stream + More

Cameron Crowe teams up with Sigur Ros' Jonsi for next movie, Diplo drops dizzying new single from Mad Decent compilation.

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // August 1, 2011
  • Kings of Leon ended a concert abruptly in Dallas, TX, this weekend after Caleb Followill appeared unfit to perform. “I’m gonna go backstage and I’m gonna vomit,” he said. “I’m gonna drink a beer and I’m gonna come back out and play three songs.” The frontman never returned, however, prompting his bandmates to apologize profusely to the audience. (Watch video below.)

    In a statement, the band cited dehydration and exhaustion and have rescheduled the gig for September 21. But Jared Followill’s Twitter suggests there are bigger issues within the band. “There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words,” he wrote. “There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.”

  • Arcade Fire have offered up a full stream of their deluxe edition of The Suburbs over at The Daily Beast. The expanded edition (out August 2) features two new tracks — “Culture War” and the David Byrne-assisted “Speaking in Tongues” — as well as extended versions of cuts like “Wasted Hours.”

  • Cameron Crowe has tapped Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi to contribute music for his upcoming movie We Bought a Zoo. (Crowe featured the band’s music in his 2001 movie Vanilla Sky.) Crowe also recently revealed that the flick would also feature tunes by Neil Young and Eddie Vedder. [The Playlist]

  • NPR has a full stream of the Horrors’ third album Skying, which features arena-ready tunes like “Still Life.” Head here to listen.

  • Diplo released a new compilation titled Mad Decent Volume 1 on July 29. The set is available for download at Beatport, but you can stream the dizzying lead single “Horsey” below (via Pretty Much Amazing).