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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Kings Of Leon: We take the Tube

Kings Of Leon said people don't recognise them when they take the Tube

Kings Of Leon have revealed how they often take the Tube - and don't get recognised.

The US rock group admitted they jumped on the London Underground so they could avoid the congested roads, as they returned to the UK.

Bassist Jared Followill told Absolute Radio's Sarah Champion: "We never get recognised. I think people would be surprised but we're not a very recognisable band."

Lead guitarist Matt Followill added: "No one makes eye contact or looks at you on the Underground. Everyone's all head down. It was rush hour and we were coming from rehearsal and we just didn't want to wait and sit in traffic."

They join other music stars such as Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Jay Z and Coldplay's Chris Martin, who have also been spotted on the Tube.

Kings Of Leon will play the headlining slot at the Isle Of Wight festival on June 15.

Matt also revealed how much the band owe the track Sex On Fire for their success.

"I read that Sex On Fire was the most downloaded song in the UK of the 2000s. And that blew my mind. Obviously without Sex On Fire, we would not be nearly as successful as we are right now. But you know it comes and goes in waves," he said.

:: Absolute Radio will broadcast live from the Isle of Wight Festival all weekend with exclusive artist interviews and live, uninterrupted stage sets from the star-studded line-up including tracks from Kings Of Leon on Sunday night. For more, visit www.absoluteradio.co.uk.

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