Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill is now a DAD!
Followill and his wife Jessie Baylin welcomed their first child, daughter Violet Marlowe Followill, in Nashville on Wednesday. Another Christmas baby, my friends. Deck those halls…with baby stuff!
Little Violet (love that name!) weighed in at 7 pounds and 13 oz. for the couple, who wed just more than three years ago. A band rep told People that 33-year-old Followill, 28-year-old Baylin “and baby are doing well, and are so in love!”
Aw, so cute! I guess this couple is going to be busy…new baby, lots of touring, and a new Kings of Leon album out in 2013! Are you excited for it? I AM!
On April 11th, Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill got engaged to Martha Patterson!
Followill, 25, popped the question after only a few months of dating model Patterson. And the ring? According to Justjared.com, it was a 4-carat cushion-cut diamond set on a diamond-covered band, which Followill designed himself.
The couple plan on splitting their time between Los Angeles and Nashville. Sounds like a pretty good plan to me!
I love Kings of Leon – always have… I saw them in July, and it was probably one of the best shows I’ve seen (2nd to Mumford & Sons, of course). I saw this trailer today, and I can’t wait to see it. I think even if you don’t like them now – you might start. Looks totally interesting!
“Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon,” will make its premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival as a special screening and a “work in progress.” There’s no confirmation yet which day it screens at the Manhattan event, which runs starting April 20 through the beginning of May.
Nathan Followill, drummer and one of the brothers in Kings of Leon posted this on his Twitter.
Guess Kings of Leon have found friends in the Foo Fighters!
Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl doesn’t believe bands should feel pressured to allow their music to be performed on Glee.
“It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f**king Glee,” Grohl, 42, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee. Me included. I watched ten minutes and it wasn’t my thing.”
But the former Nirvana drummer directed most of his ire at Ryan Murphy, the creator of the Fox hit, who earlier this year made disparaging remarks about the Kings of Leon and Guns & Roses legend Slash after they refused to lend their music to the program.
“The guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f**ing show,” said Grohl. “F**k that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.”
Kings of Leon guitarist, 25-year-old Matthew Followill, and his wife Johanna are expecting their first child this spring. Though drummer Nathan Followill married back in 2009, and singer Caleb Followill proposed to his girlfriend last September, this is the first baby announcement from any of the members.
Congrats to the couple! We’ll keep you updated on whether the King will be adding a little prince or princess to the family.