“Glee” Creator Has Heated Words Against Kings Of Leon…Kings of Leon Fires Back

“Glee” has become one of, if not the biggest show on television today.  Their music choices range from The Beatles to Lady Gaga to Cee Lo Green, and when it returns on February 6, it will have the biggest lead-in in television: The Super Bowl.

So when The Hollywood Reporter spoke with ‘Glee’ creator Ryan Murphy, who gets almost all credit for the show’s music choices, he says his only formula for considering the songs for an episode is that they have to “offer something for everybody.”

Yet recently, Kings of Leon turned down an offer from “Glee” and refused to license their music to show, and Murphy didn’t take too kindly to the band:

“F**k you, Kings of Leon…They’re self-centered a**holes, 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. It’s like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of ‘Glee’ all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music.”

A very passionate call to arms from the creator of the biggest show out there.  Yet, the question is, do you feel like Kings of Leon deserved such a verbal beating?  Let us know, and check out what songs will appear on the new season starting on February 6!

UPDATE: Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill fired back at Murphy’s comments, tweeting:

“Dear Ryan Murphy, let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7yr olds how to say f—l.”

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