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.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »