Hanson: 'Kings Of Leon Are Acting Like Pricks'

The eldest member of Hanson has hit out at the Kings Of Leon for their recent on and offstage antics.

Hanson: 'Kings Of Leon Are Acting Like Pricks'
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The eldest member of Hanson has hit out at the Kings Of Leon for their recent on and offstage antics. The Tennessee band have shelved their US tour after frontman Caleb Followill stormed offstage in Dallas and has since been diagnosed with "exhaustion" and "vocal problems", but Isaac Hanson has said he believes the band are "running some risks". He told WENN: "I have a hard time with musicians who act like pricks because it just makes me mad. If you're actually making a living doing it [making music], pinch yourself every day, because it goes if you don't love it and people will eventually get p-ssed off." He continued: "I'm gonna call somebody out on it - the Kings Of Leon are running some risks. They're irritating people and you can't do that too much. Eventually the bad boy image affects fans' willingness to show up. Their fans will get bummed out. Everybody has their demons, everyone has their challenges. I'm a bit of a hothead in certain circumstances, but you gotta temper it because your fans are there and they've paid good money to see a show, and you gotta bring it." He also urged the Followills to sort it out and compared their problems to that of Oasis, saying he believed fans would be hesistant to show to Kings Of Leon gigs in future if things continued as they are. He added: "They [Oasis] got that too and it hurt them ultimately, because it made it hard for people to have a lot of fun at their shows - because they were worried that Noel [Gallagher] was gonna get p-ssed off and walk off." Hanson are currently touring in support of their new album "Shout It Out". Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    mmusic0
    Hanson are still making music, they've always been...Here's a more recent music video Give a Little-
    ..Also they've just been on Billboard Mashup Mondays recently performing a cover of Weezer Troublemaker-
    Crimson Ghost
    Hanson are actually a good band. They have a lot of songs like The Walk and Great Divide that are really well written. They'll always be known for Mmmbop though
    slaveskinJACKET
    ryandevison wrote: Iliekgitaz wrote: Hanson > Kings of Leon Go ahead flame me. Who gives a ****,Primus is awesome
    PRIMUS SUCKS!
    jrodgers
    Hanson is soooo awesome. They are still making records! What huge balls they have!
    Mad_Blue
    Um I read this and all I can do is laugh, Granted Hanson's POV is correct in a way you also have to understand that yes, ticket's aren't cheap anymore and people do pay a lot of money to go see concert's, then to show up and the band quits playing halfway through, is horrible, BUT at least Caleb admitted he had a problem and has gone to get treatment an help. That is a big plus in my book which puts KOL about an inginity marks higher than Hanson....I mean come on you mean to tell me you really think they are going to loose all of their fan's because of this last outrage...sorry but you win some, you loose some...I mean look at Nirvana....Kurt Cobain get's wacked out on heroin and what does he do? he gets off stage and walks around the crowd leaves the band to play. I mean thing's like this happen and yeah it's real s***** but just look to the future and ignore the past...like I do seeing Hanson
    jrodgers
    Love it when a musician, such as a Hanson boy, gives us such great perspective on life
    AnnihilationUK
    ddavis12 wrote: YOU TELL 'EM, HANSON!
    I laughed so hard at this
    im not mental wrote: it must really suck getting smack talked by hanson.
    And This
    theused101
    He has a point. But the kol make vintage sounding rock that's why they're drunk and on drugs. Leave em alone conservative pansy
    raka09
    lpwjbklyn wrote: I can't wait for Will Smith's daughter to call the guys in Kings of Leon pussies.
    hahahahahhahaha nice one
    eljono123
    dude.. if you're in Hanson and still making records.. you must have some pretty big balls.. I mean to just say " I dont care" to your previous image.. I'm not a fan but hey, i give the dude props.. I guess..
    TomWhaley
    dynasty7401 wrote: This is effing funny...the band who penned MMMMBop is dogging out Kings of Leon!!!
    What.. are Kings of Leon too good to be called out by someone? Please... and he wrote it when he was like 15 (Not a Hanson fan obviously, but just sayin...)
    ryandevison
    Iliekgitaz wrote: Hanson > Kings of Leon Go ahead flame me.
    Who gives a ****,Primus is awesome
    slaveskinJACKET
    Hang on. Has anyone, anywhere, ever perceived Kings of Leon as being 'bad boys' or having a 'bad boy image'? Not to take anything away from the other stuff he said. He was right, except that their actual fans will still like them, virtually no matter what they do. It's the casual fans that will leave them (but I'm pretty sure casual fans are all Kings of Leon have). I live in Tennessee, and I've yet to meet a die-hard Kings of Leon fan.
    $hithappen$16
    jesus=dinosaur wrote: mmmmmhmm'bop
    so that's who hanson is. i always wondered who's song that was...
    spitch
    raoooos wrote: Meh, Hanson are one-hit wonders while Kings of Leon are two-hit wonders, and Hanson's one hit is better than KOL's two combined.
    this lol
    lpwjbklyn
    I can't wait for Will Smith's daughter to call the guys in Kings of Leon pussies.
    raoooos
    Meh, Hanson are one-hit wonders while Kings of Leon are two-hit wonders, and Hanson's one hit is better than KOL's two combined.
    alistairk2003
    ...I..have to disagree here child superstar..guarantee that KOL fans will always like the band the same way regardless of Calebs offstage problems...Look at every other successful musician with drug issues who has pulled themselves together and brought their careers back to life and hasnt affected the band.. I dunno, do the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metalica sound familiar?
    MegaDTSX
    That was some down to earth stuff and very well said of him, despite this being Hanson.
    dynasty7401
    This is effing funny...the band who penned MMMMBop is dogging out Kings of Leon!!!