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Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Slams Kings Of Leon

Posted on Wed Jan 26, 2011 09:20 AM PDT


Glee creator Ryan Murphy is ticked off at The Kings of Leon, and he wants everybody to know about it.

Apparently last year, the popular band denied Murphy's request to use their Grammy-nominated hit Use Somebody on Fox's hit show, and it offended Murphy so much, he decided to get vocal about the snub.

Murphy expressed to The Hollywood Reporter:

    F*** 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."

Ouch. If Kings of Leon doesn't want to see their song in a crazy Glee mash-up, that's their prerogative. It doesn't mean they hate on education and the arts for goodness sakes.

Of course Kings of Leon had to respond to the outlandish claim. The band told THR:

    "This whole Glee thing is a shock to us. It's gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn't even see the show. It came at the end of that record cycle, and we were over promoting Use Somebody. This was never meant as a slap in the face to Glee or to music education or to fans of the show. We're not sure where the anger is coming from."

We're not sure where the anger is coming from either, but we are pretty certain we won't hear a Kings of Leon song featured on Glee ... ever.

This whole fight sounds very high school to us.

Do you think Kings of Leon was wrong in denying Glee the rights to use their song? Glee gets the rights to almost every song they request, so one little setback shouldn't set Murphy off. In other news, the Glee super bowl special will feature Michael Jackson's Thriller



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