The Kings of Leon and Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Kiss and Make Up—for Real This Time

Band and show runner end their bitter feud over using the group's songs on the hit TV musical

By Marianne Garvey Apr 19, 2011 4:40 PMTags
Glee Cast, Ryan Murphy, Kings of LeonAP Photo/Matt J. Terrill; Sony

In the first steps to achieving total world peace, the Kings of Leon and Glee creator Ryan Murphy have finally ended their feud.

It was getting tired, anyway.

To sum up this bitchy battle: after turned down producers' request to use their music on the show, an affronted Murphy shot back with a big fat "F--k you," and calling the members "self-centered assholes." Drummer Nathan Followill then went Twitter mad with some homophobic remarks about Murphy, instructing him to get a bra and a manicure. Nathan said sorry, Murphy said sorry back. Then Gwyneth Paltrow stepped in to smooth things over.

All caught up? Good. So why are they still talking about it?

Because coming in to wipe the slate completely clean is lead singer Caleb Followill, who brought the fight up again in Rolling Stone, telling the mag that they hold "no grudges" against Glee or Murphy.

"I'll just be glad when I can check my Google alerts and don't have to read anything about us and Glee. That'll be a wonderful feeling."

While Coldplay, Madonna, Britney Spears and Paul McCartney have all happily allowed the use of their songs on the show, KOL would prefer that their music not be used in TV series and ads. The band insists it's nothing personal, even admitting back in August that they'd never watched Glee but heard "everybody loves it."

Ryan Murphy and Kings of Leon may never love each other, but hopefully they can finally stop the hating.