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Kings of Leon reject LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With everybody from Paul McCartney to Madonna clamoring to get their music on "Glee," at least one act is refusing to license its music to the TV show.

Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill told U.K. music newspaper NME that he's rejected the show's request to use his music, adding that he's never watched the series although "apparently everybody loves it."

Followill also said the band turned down "Ugly Betty."

British rock band Coldplay also turned down "Glee," then changed its mind, apologized and gave the Fox show access to the band's entire catalog.

On the subject of lending the music of Kings of Leon to Hollywood, Followill added: "We had some people call us up wanting to know if we'd allow 'Use Somebody' to appear in the trailer for their next movie, and we turned them down."

"Next day, they called back and tried to put us through to the star of the movie -- I won't name names, but he's an incredibly famous actor -- to let him try to convince us to agree to do it.

"I was like, 'Man, don't even waste your energy.'"

Last Updated on Friday, 20 August 2010 07:42
 

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"We'd like to play the first gig on the moon," Steve Sparrow the frontman of UK band Morning Parade recently stated. For the time-being at least Morning Parade will have to settle for more realistic ambitions though it is clear it has set its sights on being a stadium-band. "We have a rule," the band told the Guardian. "Whenever we write something, we ask ourselves, 'Can you see 100,000 people singing this back to you?' If not, we get rid of it. We want to be huge." Through its "anthemic, electronicised rock for the masses" and a newly released debut single, "Under the Stars," Morning Parade is truly aiming for the stars.

"They fit the niche marked 'robust indie with stadium ambitions, passionate vocals and penchant for rave-rock rhythms' like a glove," Paul Lester reported in the Guardian. "A Delphic with the common touch."

"We'd be lying if we said that wasn't our ambition," Sparrow told Spinner. "The first gigs that I went to at 14-years-old were like Muse at Docklands Arena and that was amazing. We like the smaller venues as well but want to write songs that fill arenas."

Formed in Harlow, Essex by Sparrow and bassist Phil Titus, the band's line-up consists of childhood friends Steve Sparrow (vocals, guitar), Chad Thomas (guitar), Phil Titus (bass), Ben Giddings (keyboards), and Andy Hayes (drums).

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