Following was Glee Creator Ryan Murphy’s message last January: “[email protected] you, Kings of Leon!” It was all part of Murphy’s hissy fit when the alt rockers had refused to let his Glee cast sing “Use Somebody” on the mega popular show.
Everything seems forgotten and back to normal now that the band has accepted a public apology from Murphy over his outburst.
Lead man Caleb Followill told Rolling Stone Magazine: “We don’t hold grudges,”
As reported back in January, Glee’s boss blasted the band:
“F— you, Kings of Leon,” he said. “They’re self-centered a-—s, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument.”
Drummer Nathan Followill hit back at Murphy and recommended “let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra,” while Caleb informed the good folks at CNN that Kings of Leon had turned down Murphy’s request because the band was unfamiliar with “Glee” and “Use Somebody” was simply over-promoted when the offer came in.
Murphy now admits that he was a little quick to pull the trigger:
“Who am I to say ‘F— you?’ That’s not what I meant,” he said. “I completely understand when artists don’t want a show or another artist to interpret their songs. In fact, I respect it. It’s their personal work and I’d feel the same way. We get turned down all the time and I don’t fight it or even go back after a rejection.”
Well all seems forgiven now as Caleb explained to Rolling Stone: “I’m glad he said something,” Adds Nathan, “I’ll just be glad when I can check my Google alerts and don’t have to read anything about us and ‘Glee.’ That’ll be a wonderful feeling.”