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Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill and Mona’s Nick Brown Form Smoke & Jackal, EP1 Due Out 10/16

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RCA Records has announced the upcoming release of EP1, the debut EP from Smoke & Jackal. The six-track collection arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on October 16.

EP1 marks the first collaboration between Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) and Nick Brown (Mona). Smoke & Jackal were revealed to the universe earlier today as BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe debuted the EP’s electrifying first single, “No Tell,” officially declaring it to be the “Hottest Record in …

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Kings Of Leon Documentary Talihina Sky To Be Released November 1st

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RCA Records is excited to announce the release of Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon on November 1, 2011. The release will be available on both standard DVD and Blu Ray as well as digitally via iTunes. The DVD and Blu Ray editions will come with 45 minutes of bonus features including additional scenes not included in the film, two commentaries from the band and filmmakers as well as home-movie footage. The film premiered at the Tribeca …

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Kings of Leon Documentary To Premiere on Showtime on August 21

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When three teenaged brothers and their cousin rebelled against their strict, religious Southern upbringing to form a rock band named Kings of Leon, their humble back story garnered almost as much attention as their music. Many questioned if they were really related and if rumors of their father being a Pentecostal preacher were true. Since then, the band has achieved worldwide, Grammy® Award-winning success and now, the mystery and myths behind these budding rock legends will be laid to …

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Kings of Leon Isle of Wight Festival Highlights (Audio + Video)

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While most of us here in the U.S. have been following the Bonnaroo Festival, everyone else has been following the Download and Isle of Wight Festivals in Europe. Kings of Leon are one of the headliners at Isle of Wight. Thanks to some YouTube stars and Absolute Radio in the UK, we have some videos for you below as well as five songs for you to listen to from Kings of Leon’s set. Check them out below:

“Black Thumbnail”

“Use …

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New Kings of Leon “Back Down South” To Premiere on Tuesday May 31st

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RCA Records is excited to announce that the video for the new Kings of Leon single, “Back Down South,” will be premiering on Vevo on May 31. The clip was shot in May an hour south of Nashville, TN, and perfectly captures the spirit of the song as an homage to the south. It was directed by Casey McGrath (Talihina Sky, Pyro) and features the band performing live outdoors in a rural setting in front of a group of lucky …

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Kings of Leon Announce Summer Tour

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Kings of Leon have confirmed summer 2011 tour dates with special guests Band of Horses. Coming off a triumphant headlining slot at this year’s Coachella, about which the LA Times said the Kings “touched down into something wistful and real, as nostalgic as rock ‘n’ roll itself,” the tour is the first multiple-date run stateside since the release of the band’s fifth album, Come Around Sundown.

The complete tour dates are below:


25 – Orange Beach, AL – …

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Kings of Leon 2011 Coachella Performance (Video)

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There’s been a bit of a backlash against Kings of Leon. It may be because they’ve become more radio friendly, some of their cocky comments in magazine interviews or the pigeon shit incident last year. Regardless, people still pay a lot of money and travel far to see them as they did Friday night to catch the band headline the first night of Coachella.

Watch their excellent performance below:

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Mona To Release Listen To Your Lover EP May 9th, Supporting Kings of Leon On UK Tour

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In the build up to one of the most anticipated debut albums of 2011, Mona are to release the ‘Listen To Your Lover’ EP. The EP will be released through the band’s own imprint Zion Noiz Recordings/Island Records and will be made available on limited edition white vinyl from May 9th and is available on digital download now.

The EP will include the tracks, ‘Listen To Your Love’, ‘Brick Shoes’, ‘The Tally’ and a special piano version of ‘Trouble …

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Kings Of Leon Confirm Three New US Shows

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Kings of Leon announced today that they’ll be adding three dates in America leading into their headline slot of this year’s Coachella Festival.

4/8 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
4/9 Memphis, TN FED Ex Forum
4/12 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

All dates will go on-sale Saturday, February 12th at 10am, local time.

The news comes off the announcement that the band’s tour in Australia and South Africa, which was postponed due to surgery on drummer Nathan Followill’s torn right labrum …

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Kings Of Leon Get Two Grammy Nominations, Sell 300,000 Tickets in 48 Hours in UK

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RCA Records is proud to announce that Kings of Leon have received two Grammy nominations in the “Best Rock Song” and “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals” categories for their hit single, “Radioactive.” This is the band’s third consecutive nomination in both categories. “Radioactive” is the first single from the band’s acclaimed new record Come Around Sundown. It sat atop the Billboard Modern Rock chart for three weeks straight, currently holds the #2 position and has …