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- Posted on Nov 8th 2010 1:30PM by Jonathan Dekel
Nearly three months later, Kings of Leon guitarist -- and Caleb's cousin -- Matthew Followill has admitted that the group had never even seen the popular show about a high-school glee club when they turned it down.
"Everyone took it so seriously when we said no to 'Glee' because it's everyone's favourite show. But we just had never really seen the show, we didn't know what it's about," Followill tells Spinner. "They just said, 'Hey, do you want your music to be on Glee,' and we said, 'No, I don't think so. We don't want to.'"
Followill says that once Kings of Leon gained notoriety, they started getting flooded with offers -- and due to their unique position as a group with one foot in indie rock and the other in the mainstream, they had to be very careful about how they allowed their music to be used.
"Now that we've become so popular, we get offers everyday for stuff to do: 'Have your song on a commercial, have your song in a movie, be on this...' You just have to balance out the stuff that sounds cool and the stuff that doesn't," he explains. "There was a point where we decided we would just say no to everything like that because we didn't think it was that cool -- there's definitely a balance to the stuff that we can do and the stuff we don't want to do."
"I mean, you're not gonna say yes to everything. So there's a balance between the cool stuff and the not-cool stuff, and hopefully that's not taken the wrong way."