Rolling Stone cover boys Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon were interviewed at KROQ’s Weenie Roast concert recently by an openly drunk rep for the radio station. Normally, that kind of debauchery would suit the Kings well, but this time things got a bit awkward (watch here).
“I’m hammered by the way, you guys,” the interviewer says. “I didn’t mean to be, but for some reason I am, so I hope you forgive me.” Caleb and Nathan are cool with that, as they had just finished saying that they recorded their recent smash Only by the Night while drunk “98% of the time.”
But then things get a little uncool: “Like, this album’s really good, but before that, like, you guys were great,” she says. “So I wish that people don’t judge you by this album ‘cause before you were great.”
“Thank you,” Caleb replies politely.
“Yeah, this album’s just different,” she says, trying to fix the possible Freudian slip, “but before it was amazing too.”