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.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »