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.
If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know the fetching story of Shamir Bailey. A 20-year-old, male-pronoun-approving, gender-fluid African-American who grew up in Vegas and played country music until enough bizzers told him they didn’t know how to… More »