Kings of Leon apologise for much-criticised performance
More than a year has passed but Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill has apologised for his band's headline performance at Reading Festival in 2009.
The frontman told BBC said the band was to blame for the much-criticised performance and that they were "taking it out" on the crowd at the time. There were back-and-forth attacks between the band and fans online and on Twitter after the show.
"After we finished (that) tour, after we went home, after about three weeks I came to terms with it and I was proud of what we'd done," he said.
He added: "I wanted to do some interviews and just apologise for my attitude. We took it out on a lot of people, me particularly, I took it out on audiences. I forget which festival it was - was it Reading? - where we had a big backlash. I took it out on the crowd, and at the end of the day it was probably our fault. Because of the success I expected everyone to (cheer) for everything we did."
Followill now says he was having a "Kurt Cobain moment" at the time of the lacklustre performance.
He said: "That was my Kurt Cobain moment when I was hating the success and I was scared that people were thinking that we did this on purpose, that we made this record (Only by The Night) so that it could be big."