Kings of Leon Turn Down 'Glee.' Say What?
When so many celebs are saying yes to the show, it's hard to imagine anyone saying no, but bassist Jared Followill explained that the band didn't want to become "sell outs" by having their music featured on such a mainstream series. "We could have sold out so much more," he said. "We turn stuff down constantly."
But Glee wasn't the only popular show to get snubbed. ABC felt the burn, too, when the band rejected a proposal from Ugly Betty. "They wanted us to play ourselves," Jared added. "We were supposed to come in and help her out with some problem or other."
Last year, Kings of Leon was rumored to be on the New Moon soundtrack, but when the final tracklisting was revealed, the southern rockers were not on it. However, the band hasn't completely opted out of limelight over the years. Their song 'Holy Roller Novocaine' was included on the soundtrack for the 2003 comedy Stuck on You starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear, and their song 'Red Morning Light' was used in a Ford Focus commercial in 2008.
The band has enjoyed a ton of success during their career, particularly with their 2008 album, 'Only by the Night,' which features smash singles like 'Use Somebody' and 'Sex on Fire,' and has helped attract celeb fans such as Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Joe Jonas and Ashley Greene. We love the band's music and think the Glee cast could have done a killer cover of 'Use Somebody,' but we guess we won't be hearing that anytime soon. Bummer. %Poll-51446%