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This actually might be the quote of the year! When The Drums’ lead singer was recently interviwed by Clickmusic, they asked him what it was like supporting Kings of Leon on tour. This is what Jonathan had to say:
“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 think the less bands that are making bad music, the better. I can only be honest! I honestly think that the new Britney Spears record is better than their songs – it sounds like a really great pop song and that’s what I really like. They’re very American bar rock and it’s not interesting, it doesn’t affect me at all. That Sex is on Fire song is one of the worst songs I’ve heard in my life. I would advice them to call it quits, definitely the best thing they can do. 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. I think that’s a really sad place to be – going through the motions and collecting a pay check, especially if you’re doing something that’s creative you know. To misrepresent yourself in a creative atmosphere seems a little dark to me.” – Jonathan Pierce