Photographed leaving Los Angeles yesterday – Caleb, Nathan, Jared, Matthew, also known as Kings of Leon. This is the summer they became mainstream and very popular. Now everyone is a KoL expert, everyone knows enough to claim that Because of the Times is better than Only By The Night, Sex On Fire is the new cougar anthem, and the MiniVan Majority can’t wait to play it after the kids go to bed.

But it means the boys are rich and successful. It’s the way it has to be.

Just saw them two weeks ago in Vancouver – 2nd show at GM Place. Caleb was chatty that night. Kept talking about being hung over. Was also very appreciative of fan support, and truly seemed to mean it. Right now it looks like fun for them. Still fun.

They performed in LA a few days ago to a star-packed audience and are now headed back to where it began. To the UK for the Reading Festival and the Leeds Festival.

I think it’s Jared now. Jared, right?

Photos from MATINGAS/