January 26th, 2011
12:33 PM ET
Things aren't so harmonious between Kings of Leon and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy.
In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Murphy says he's miffed at the rockers for refusing to let the cast sing the hit "Use Somebody" on the show.
"F— you, Kings of Leon,” Murphy says in a tirade against the band. "They're self-centered a-—s, 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."
And while Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill thinks that Murphy should "let it go. See a therapist, get a manicure, buy a new bra. Zip your lip and focus on educating 7 yr olds how to say [expletive]," as he tweeted Wednesday, the group's lead singer Caleb Followill says it's all a misunderstanding. (By the way: Nathan has issued an apology on his Twitter page, saying, "I'm sorry 4 anyone that misconstrued my comments as homophobic or misogynistic. I'm so not that kind of person. I really do apologize.")
"This whole 'Glee' thing is a shock to us. It's gotten out of hand," Caleb told CNN in a statement.
"At the time of the request, we hadn't even seen 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 just said no to a license for a TV show, which we do a lot."
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