Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hanson's Isaac calls out Kings of Leon for public antics

8/16/2011 11:44:58 AM

Whoa. Oklahoma pop-rock trio Hanson has slammed Okie-tied Kings of Leon for acting like, well, we’ll let Hanson eldest Isaac say it.

In a recent interview with WENN news site, Isaac Hanson said of bands’ in-public antics in general: “I have a hard time with musicians who act like p***ks because it just makes me mad. If you’re actually making a living doing it, pinch yourself every day, because it goes if you don’t love it and people will eventually get p*ssed off.”

Those are harsh words from the generally congenial band of brothers, which makes its home in Tulsa. Isaac Hanson went on to say of family band KoL, “I’m going to call somebody out on it — the Kings of Leon are running some risks. They’re irritating people and you can’t do that too much. Eventually the bad boy image affects fans’ willingness to show up.”
He later said of rock act Oasis, which is also known for bitter family feuds: “Oasis got that too and it hurt them ultimately, because it made it hard for people to have a lot of fun at their shows ­— because they were worried that Noel was gonna get pissed off and walk off.”

Anyway, the Kings of Leon’s latest documentary, “Talihina Sky,” is named for the small Oklahoma town where they spent much time while growing up. The documentary will being airing Sunday on Showtime and Showtime On Demand. Check your local listings.

Kings of Leon was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame earlier this year. The group is now based in Nashville and is known for the Grammy-winning rock anthem “Use Somebody.”

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