Q magazine gave it a half page, 4 star review in the September issue – God bless ’em – saying: “A rollicking biography… if it’s really this much fun being in a rock’n’roll band, Christ surely won’t be returning as a carpenter next time “.
Meanwhile, Record Collector’s verdict was: “A comprehensive history-to-date of a fine and interesting band” .
NME say the book: “Traces the lives of the Followills from garage kids with bad mullets to the slick stadium behemoths they are today”
While The Sun says: “Loaded with anecdotes from their crazy early days”.
About the book: Holy Rock & Rollers: The Story of Kings of Leon is the first ever biography on the band and digs deep into their history.
Loaded with first-hand anecdotes from their crazy early days from sources who have previously never spoken about the band, this Kings of Leon biography also features eye witness studio accounts telling the story of a band like no other. Theirs is a unique tale, from their youth as touring musicians in their preacher father’s church to their discovery by the American music industry and beyond.
Seven years after their unprecedented arrival in the UK, they are finally making a name for themselves overseas, thanks to a series of hit albums and singles (peaking with 2008’s anthemic ‘Sex On Fire’) and a headline slot at Glastonbury in 2008 and at Reading in 2009. Earlier this year they also won the prestigious Record of the Year at the Grammys for single Use Somebody and rocked Hyde Park in a much anticipated concert at the end of June.
About the author: Joel McIver is the author of 14 books on music and film and a music journalist, contributing to Classic Rock, Rolling Stone and Metal Hammer, in addition to appearing regularly on TV and radio.
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