Followill Defends His Understated Style

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Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill makes no excuses for his shy demeanour on-stage - insisting he hates "corny" rock stars who create an outlandish persona for live performances.
The frontman constantly comes under fire for his understated performing style and lack of banter with the crowd.
But the rocker has defended his stage silence - insisting the band's fans don't pay to watch him "cracking jokes" at gigs.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "People expect me to go up there and be like a frontman, talk to them about politics and all this. I don't have anything to say other than 'Thank you' and 'Holy s**t, we can't believe we are here.'
"We are very thankful on stage. I am not up there cracking jokes. Most I will do is a shot of tequila. I'll do that six times. Then I'll read the review and it was good but, 'He doesn't talk enough. He's not a good frontman.' Really?
"I don't want to go to a concert and watch some dude yapping the whole time. I want to hear the songs that I have paid for."
And the singer is adamant fans will never see his outrageous side during gigs, adding, "I hate f**cking rock stars. I think it's corny. If you are naturally a rock star that's f**cking awesome. But if you are up there with contrived thinking (sic) 'I am going to show these people how bada** I am'. No, I would rather do that behind closed doors."


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