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Kings almost dropped Sex On Fire

Kings Of Leon have said they were so sick of fans only paying attention to Sex On Fire at their shows that they almost dropped it from their set.

The band's frontman Caleb Followill told ShortList about his frustration that people only wanted to hear their most famous song.

He said: "We'd play some of our deeper-cut songs - all sorts of old rarities - and people would all go and get a beer or take a p***. Then Sex On Fire would happen and we were just like, 'Aargh!' I've come to terms with it."

The band's drummer and Caleb's brother Nathan Followill agreed: "It's fun to watch the ants marching back from the bathroom. It's like, 'OK. You just paid your £40 for one song, that's fine'."

Nathan said that since they had started to have mainstream success, they had to be more careful about the way they behaved in public.

"Whether you want it to or not, it can all go south and one tweet can start a whole s***storm, an avalanche."

Kings Of Leon release their sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull, on September 24 and play the iTunes Festival at London's Roundhouse on September 11.

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