When a reletivley unkown band changes their sound to be more commerical and then become hugley sucsessful, it is easy to see why their fans get upset. This is what happened to Kings of Leon last year when they released Only by Night. To be fair, the album does contain quite a few catchy songs and it is easy to see why the masses went ape-shit over Sex On Fire. After releasing a ridicoulous amount of singles from the album, it has been revealed that Kings of Leon are planning a remix album featuring Pharral Williams, Justin Timberlake and Linkin Park.
I understand that the band can do whatever they like, but they’re alienating a huge part of their fan base. I’m also not so sure who would actually buy this. They don’t really seem like the most remixable band and many of the band’s newer fans seem to some from the “we change our favourite bands as often as we change underwear” school of thoughts and by the time this comes out they would have moved on to other bands.
Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how it turns out.