Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill admitted in a new interview with Rolling Stone that he was upset with his bandmates over comments they made online following his abrupt exit from a disastrous July 2011 concert in Dallas, which was followed by the cancellation of 26 more tour dates. Bassist Jared Followill in particular tweeted to fans at the time that there were “internal sicknesses” in the band, while the group did not do much to deny rumors that Caleb had gone into rehab.
Now Caleb has revealed how he felt about the band’s reaction at the time, saying, “I was f***ing pissed. I got on a plane and went to New York and was like, ‘F*** them,’ you know. And, you know, it hurts. It hurt when I heard that, because I’ve always stood behind them . . . I’ve always been like a one-for-all, all-for-one type. And when I heard that, I was like, ‘Wow. Maybe it is time to step back for a while.'”
** Is Caleb justified in being pissed off with his bandmates… or did the band handle this properly?