By Zachary Swickey
Kings of Leon are clearly going through some inner turmoil with the recent cancellation of their national tour, and fellow Okie Isaac Hanson, who fronts a family-band himself, has no problem voicing his disapproval of KOL’s actions.
In a conversation with WENN, Isaac said, “I have a hard time with musicians who act like pricks because it just makes me mad.” He also feels that artists should be more humble. He continued, “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 pissed off.”
Echoing the sentiment of some downtrodden fans, Isaac took on KOL specifically. “I’m gonna call somebody out on it – the Kings of Leon are running some risks,” he said. “They’re irritating people and you can’t do that too much. Eventually the bad boy image affects fans’ willingness to show up.”
Isaac then focused his discontent on another band known to have sibling issues – Oasis. “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,” he explained.
Can’t say we exactly disagree with Isaac’s thoughts, especially concerning Oasis, who were notorious smack-talk-slingers and arguably have some ego problems to work on. And in recent years, fans have become more aware than ever rock stars’ behavior – I’ve had numerous friends refuse to purchase tickets to see Ryan Adams because of his past history of unreliability.
All we can say is that we hope Kings of Leon clean up their act and keep it together, because we wouldn’t mind hearing some new sweet tunes from those talented guys for years to come.