Madonna. Britney Spears. Paul McCartney. Coldplay. What do all these music powerhouses have in common? Their songs have been or will be the theme in an episode of Glee, where their music was remade into instant glee club classics.
But apparently Kings of Leon are above that bunch of sellouts.
According to E! Online, in an interview with U.K. music magazine NME, the band says there’s no way they would ever allow their music to be licensed on Glee. Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill said:
“We could have sold out so much more. We turn stuff down constantly.”
He added they also turned down an offer to appear as themselves on Ugly Betty, and even don’t want to be on movie soundtracks, adding:
“We had some people call us up wanting to know if we’d allow ‘Use Somebody’ to appear in the trailer for their next movie, and we turned them down. Next day, they called back and tried to put us through to the star of the movie — I won’t name names, but he’s an incredibly famous actor — to let him try and convince us to agree to do it.”
Jared replied by telling them not to “waste your energy.”
The new Kings of Leon album, Come Around Sundown, is currently scheduled to be released on October 19.