Beefs 2011: The Drums' Jonathan Pierce Tells Kings of Leon to "Split Up and Stop Making Music"
Published Sep 19, 2011Arena rockers Kings of Leon have previously lashed out against hipsters, large bands, Glee and pigeons, but now Drums frontman Jonathan Pierce has given the band a taste of their own medicine.
When recently asked by Clickmusic [via NME] about the Drums opening for Kings of Leon, Pierce said, "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."
He went on to call them "American bar rock" and added, "That 'sex is on fire' song is one of the worst songs I've heard in my life."
Pierce even suggested that the band's bassist Jared Followill doesn't actually like his own music. Pierce said, "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."
Gain insight into Kings of Leon's rumoured internal strife when they release their documentary on DVD on November 1.