Robert Earl Keen Calls Kings of Leon "Sissies," Caleb Followill Says He's "Trying To Get Better."

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A pint glass is among the things for sale in the Kings of Leon online store. Interesting.
Not too much more to report on the Kings of Rip Off Leon front today; we already know that the band has canceled all remaining dates on their U.S. tour and that the rest of the band may or may not be encouraging lead singer Caleb Followill to enter rehab.

But some interesting news nonetheless.

For instance, Texas music hero Robert Earl Keen is none-too-amused by the whole ordeal. And, in an interview with El Paso's KLAQ radio station, Keen didn't exactly bite his tongue:
"Those guys are sissies man.... Let me tell you, I hear a lot of complaining from those guys, and you know what, 'Man up!' is what I say. They're half my age, get up out of your bunk and go play your guitar."
Meanwhile, in an interview with a TMZ papparazo in New York, Caleb Followill didn't seem too remorseful about the tour date cancellations that could cost the band's insurance company upwards of $15 million. Mostly, he just seemed relieved that the cameraman who caught him out for a walk in New York City didn't lead with a question about his health, instead launching with a question about a Kings of Leon documentary that had been recently been picked up by Showtime.

Eventually, though, the cameraman did get to asking about Followill's voice, to which Followill responded, "I'm just trying to get better."

Check out the video of that brief, on-the-street video after the jump.


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Chester
Chester

REK called it, he's out doing 250 shows a year in a van. these kids who have "made it" are being sissies.  They fly and have tour buses   They are done, can't just blow out a tour at that level.  GAME OVER KOL.

Cedars75215
Cedars75215

For a second, I thought "Riverfront Times" was a rip at the DMN.  lol

Mr. OCD
Mr. OCD

yeah ,sissies for wanting to stay out of 100+ degree heat.  I bet REK has his A/C cranked like the rest of us.

Peter
Peter

One time when I was a little boy I was at a park and there were some weird noises behind some bushes.  I asked my mom what they were and she said it was two men making love.

And that was the gayest thing I'd ever heard until Kings of Leon came out.

mxcx
mxcx

Robert Earl Keen is bad ass man. He needs the exposure, and Im sure thats the ploy, but good for him, Kings of Leon has money now.

Darryl
Darryl

Keen is correct, but his music is only a little more interesting than KOL.

Bernie McCool
Bernie McCool

Who gives a shit what Robert Earl Keen thinks? That said, he's probably right.

Dave_little
Dave_little

Yeah, that interviewer seemed like he really cared.

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