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Kings Of Leon Documentary To Highlight Alcohol Problems

Plan on watching Talihina Sky: The Story of the Kings of Leon on Showtime this Sunday?

Then prepare yourself for a pretty raw look at lead singer Caleb Followill’s problems with alcohol and how those problems have (and still are) affecting the band.

As you might already know, earlier this month Kings of Leon announced they were canceling the remainder of their summer tour dates due to what the band’s representative called Caleb’s “vocal issues and exhaustion.”

However, Jared Followill, Caleb’s younger brother and the band’s bassist, was quick to let the world know that the band was suffering from problems “bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.”

Of course, after that, we all pretty much realized what was going on, and Caleb wasn’t too secretive about it.

Now, Rolling Stone reports that Stephen C. Mitchell, a friend of the band and the documentary’s director, has decided not to cut a fairly graphic-sounding glimpse at just how thoroughly Caleb’s drinking has saturated the band’s dynamics.

The footage comes near the end of Talihina Sky and features Nathan Followill, the band’s drummer and Caleb’s older brother and best man at his wedding – well, pretty much reaching his last straw with Caleb:

You don’t realize – you get drunk and you talk s— to everybody who makes you who you are. You’re a piece of s— and your band cannot f—— stand you! I sing every g—– song for you because your little p—–ass voice gets hoarse! F— you – we have made you.

To date, the band plans to pick up the tour again on September 28 in Vancouver.

So, Kings of Leon fans: Do you plan on watching the Kings of Leon documentary this Sunday?

For more information about Talihina Sky: The Story of the Kings of Leon, visit www.talihinasky.com.

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Kings Of Leon Documentary To Highlight Alcohol Problems

Alicia Sparks

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Sparks, A. (2011). Kings Of Leon Documentary To Highlight Alcohol Problems. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 23, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2011/08/kings-of-leon-documentary-to-highlight-alcohol-problems/


Last updated: 17 Aug 2011
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Aug 2011
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