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#Kings of Leon

10 songs that you'll be surprised to learn are turning 10 this year

It’s 10 years since we sent Dustin to Eurovision.

U2 and Kodaline plied Kings of Leon with Guinness last night

Meanwhile the band says Slane Castle has “met its match”.

Kings of Leon are in Dublin having pints... and getting drinking advice

They know how to pour a proper Guinness.

The Dredge: How is Justin Timberlake's Irish accent?

That and LOADS more in a bumper crop of celebrity filth.

The best songs to have sex to (according to Twitter) Sexy Twitter This post contains videos

The best songs to have sex to (according to Twitter)

This hashtag has us worried.

Lady Gaga to appear at MTV EMAs in Belfast

The singer is among a host of music stars expected to descend on the North next month.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: Norris bows out of presidential race, US avoids a debt default and Foo Fighters… coming soon to a garage near you.

Kings of Leon cancel US tour but deny they're breaking up KOL

Kings of Leon cancel US tour but deny they're breaking up

The ‘Sex on Fire’ rockers ended a show in Dallas early at the weekend after frontman Caleb Frontman walked off stage.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In today’s Fix: Government minister warns of second bailout; Diarmuid Gavin’s multi-million euro garden; Tron resigns; Malta votes to legalise divorce; and Gabriel Byrne does Jedward, no really, he does…

Gallery: Your pictures of Slane 2011 as castle is rocked by Kings of Leon Slane This post contains images

Gallery: Your pictures of Slane 2011 as castle is rocked by Kings of Leon

We’ve selected some of the pictures you have sent into us today from the concert at Slane Castle last night.

Watch: Kings of Leon rock 80,000 people at Slane Castle Slane This post contains videos This post contains images

Watch: Kings of Leon rock 80,000 people at Slane Castle

So good was their performance and the atmosphere last night that one member of Kings of Leon says it was the most memorable show of his career as 80,000 descended on the tiny Meath village for another rock-tastic day.

From TheJournal.ie Amnesty celebrates its 50th birthday with the Kings of Leon Amnesty

Amnesty celebrates its 50th birthday with the Kings of Leon

Celebrations are taking place across Ireland and across the world to mark the foundation of the world’s largest human rights organisation.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Parties face gender quotas or funding cuts, JP McManus to sue Facebook, and the kit Barack Obama left behind in Ireland…

Heading to Slane today? Here’s what you need to know Slane This post contains videos

Heading to Slane today? Here’s what you need to know

If you’re one of the 80,000 people headed to the Kings of Leon, best have a look at the travel options available…

Kings of Leon Slane gig to go ahead, despite the death of their beloved uncle

Organisers say tomorrow’s gig will go ahead despite the death of a close relative of the Followills. A massive traffic operation will get underway around Slane Castle tomorrow.

Support acts confirmed for Kings of Leon's 2011 Slane gig

The Tennessee familial fourpiece will be joined by Elbow, Thin Lizzy, White Lies, Mona and the Whigs next month.

From TheJournal.ie Family at Slane Castle are not opposed to bypass of the village Slane

Family at Slane Castle are not opposed to bypass of the village

The family are in favour of one proposed bypass of the village in County Meath but fear another version would compromise the rock concert venue.

KINGS OF LEON were forced to cut short a gig in St Louis on Friday night – because of flying pigeon excrement.

Pigeons in the rafters of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre began to leave droppings when support acts the Postelles and the Stills played their opening sets.

And though Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill said the band “couldn’t believe what the Postelles and the Stills looked like after their sets, we didn’t want to cancel the show, so we went for it.”

The band tried to complete a full set but were forced to cut it short after just three songs. As the Guardian reports:

Minutes later, an announcement came over the PA saying that the concert had been cancelled “due to concerns over the band’s safety”. The audience reportedly booed, hissed and – slightly inaccurately – yelled “Bullshit!”

The band’s manager said the band had tried to play but Followill was hit “several times during the first two songs”, and that pigeon poo had “landed near his mouth” during the third song, Taper Jean Girl.

“They couldn’t deal any longer,” the manager said. “It’s not only disgusting – it’s a toxic health hazard.”

On Twitter, Jared’s brother Nathan, the band’s drummer, asked fans not to take out their anger for the gig’s curtailment on Jared, saying: “It’s the f**king venue’s fault… So sorry St Louis, pigeons s**tting in Jared’s mouth… we had to bail.”

The venue’s management have admitted a “significant pigeon infestation problem” and the gig’s promoters have offered full refunds.