Since their beginnings in Nashville in the year 2000, Kings of Leon have grown from Tennesseans in tattered jeans and mustaches playing small southern clubs to bonafide rock stars selling out arenas worldwide. And with their fifth and latest album, Come Around Sundown, the quartet have a clear message: We're here to stay.
The band graces the cover of SPIN's November issue and to commemorate, we look back at our coverage of the band through the years.
Ask John Lydon: Anger is an energy, but disco is a weapon. Like so many other first-wave punks and post-punks — Wire, Joy Division, the Clash and Blondie, just to name a handful — Johnny Rotten eventually discovered that setting his shredding guitars and caterwauling vocals to a dance-floor thump gave his music a power… More »