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Kings of Leon's Jared Followill smashes car through neighbor's garage door

by Brandy McDonnell Published: September 22, 2011
Kings of Leon are, from left, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill and Caleb Followill. (AP file)
Kings of Leon are, from left, Nathan Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill and Caleb Followill. (AP file)

Jared Followill, bassist for rockers Kings of Leon, who have Oklahoma ties, apparently crashed his car into his neighbor’s garage earlier this week on a dare from Nick Brown of fellow Nashville, Tenn.-based band Mona.

Followill detailed their exploits in a series of posts on Twitter @youngfollowill:

“Ran my SUV through my neighbor’s garage door at 2am. Lucky me, I bought the house a couple weeks ago. Unlucky me, my hood is destroyed.”

“All the doors were locked & it seemed like the best option to get inside after @nickbrownMONA punched all the windows out & cut his hand.”

“I wasn’t drinking. It was a dare. I obliged my audience.”

Apparently, Followill already was planning to tear down the house and “started with the garage.”

“The house is going to be demolished in a couple of weeks. Why does the construction company get to have all the fun?” he tweeted.

No worries, it’s not like Followill will be walking: He posted today on Twitter a picture of the black 1970 GTO he just bought.

I guess that’s rock ‘n’ roll for ya.

Jared Followill and his brothers Caleb and Nathan who spent their childhood traveling the Bible Belt between Oklahoma and Tennessee with their itinerant Pentecostal preacher father, Leon. Despite their strict upbringing, they formed Kings of Leon in 1999 with their cousin, Matthew Followill.

Caleb and Jared were both born in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., while Nathan and Matthew were born in Oklahoma City. The band is now based in Tennessee, but the group received in spring the Rising Star Award from the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

But the band has experienced a bit of a rough year: As previously reported, Kings of Leon on Aug. 1 canceled their entire U.S. tour after frontman Caleb Followill left the stage halfway through a disastrous July 29 Dallas show during which he complained of the heat and problems with his voice.


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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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