“I think it was ‘Pints of Guinness Make You Strong’ off our first record, recalled ‘Grace.’ It was in our first touring van, which was a Dodge Ram.”
“I was about 18 or 19. It was a guy called Steve Lamacq,” Bellamy recalled. “I was in London with my girlfriend at the time. She was studying art at some art college in London. I was staying in her sort of like squat flat with a bunch of flatmates.”
Kings of Leon recently sat down with KROQ (a Radio.com station) to reminisce about the very first time they heard their song on the radio.
“I was in Long Beach. I was in my car coming home from practice and I heard it, and I just screamed all the way home.”
Back before Brandon Flowers and the Killers stormed onto super-stardom, the singer was just another aspiring frontman sitting outside a local convenience store the very first time he heard his band played on the radio.
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Hearing the band’s new music on the radio is a very different experience than it was when the band first started for frontman Patrick Stump.
A band can be anywhere when they hear their song for the first time. In a car. In a store. Or, as is the case for Thirty Seconds To Mars, be in the parking lot of a Home Depot.