Eddie Vedder Knew Kings of Leon Were About To Blow (Up)



From an interview Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill did with SPIN for their forthcoming Jan/Feb issue:

While the band might not have anticipated reaching such commercial heights -- their first three albums each moved a moderately successful 200,000 copies in the U.S., despite adoration by European audiences -- one major rock icon knew it was about to happen.

"Ed [Vedder of Pearl Jam] actually called it immediately," Followill says. "He was one of the first people to hear Only by the Night, and he said, 'You're about to ride a big wave.' I don't even think he liked the record. But he knew immediately that we were about to go through something big."


While it's likely that Vedder didn't/doesn't like the record, we love the fact that he insisted on using yet another surfing metaphor to communicate what he's feeling. Even after all these years.

Eddie Vedder Knew Kings of Leon Were About To Blow (Up)