The Drums Singer Urges Kings Of Leon To Split

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September 19, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Kings Of Leon have been urged to split up by the frontman of one of their recent support acts.
The Drums singer Jonathan Pierce insists that touring with the Followill brothers and cousin Matthew didn’t endear him to the family band, currently on hiatus – and he’s definitely not a fan.

He tells, “I would advise them to split up and stop making music. I don’t think they’re really helping anybody – they’ve never made a song that’s really touched me in any way. I honestly think that the new Britney Spears record is better than their songs.

“They’re very American bar rock and it’s not interesting, it doesn’t affect me at all.”

But Pierce does have a few kind words to say about Kings bassist Jared Followill: “I do have to say that Jared was a very kind man and he’s smarter than he’s letting on.

“I don’t think he really enjoys the music that Kings Of Leon are putting out. I’ve had long conversations with him and he’s very open to me. He has really great taste in music and likes really great bands. I think he looks at Kings of Leon and it’s just a job that he has.”

Pierce isn’t the only celebrity who has taken aim at Kings of Leon in recent weeks – in August, Hanson star Isaac Hanson told WENN the bandmates needed to work on their attitude.

He said, “I have a hard time with musicians who act like p**cks because it just makes me mad. I just sit there and I go, ‘You know what, dude, no matter whether you’re in a band just surviving or you’re in a bus playing stadiums, one way or another you’re still among the rare breed of people that are actually getting paid to do it.’

“If you’re actually making a living doing it, man, pinch yourself every day, because it goes if you don’t love it… and people will eventually get p**sed off. And I’m gonna call somebody out on it – the Kings of Leon guys are running some risks. They’re irritating people; you can’t do that too much. Eventually the bad boy image affects fans’ willingness to show up. Their fans will get bummed out.”