If you haven’t been following all of this behind-the-scenes drama in regards to Glee’s creator Ryan Murphy and rockers Kings of Leon, let me fill you in right quick. Ryan wanted to use a Kings of Leon song in an episode of Glee. The band rejected the request. Ryan got real mad, expressed that they missed the ‘big picture’ and was even on the record saying ‘f*** them’. Then, Foo Fighters front man David Grohl got involved saying he defended the Kings’ decision and said ‘f*** you’ right back to Ryan Murphy. All caught up?
Well it looks like Ryan Murphy is finally believing that karma can sometimes be a bitch and its time for him to apologize to the rockers for all his slander-like comments. Earlier, guest star Gwyneth Paltrow did step in to form a truce between Ryan and the band via text messages but now, Ryan is wearing the big boy shoes and actually owning up to what he said.
But, does his apology have an ulterior motive? Is Ryan hoping that with this apology will come a coinsiding statement from the band saying that they too were also wrong and would like for Glee to cover one of their songs? If that’s the intent then I am not impressed Mr. Murphy. However, if your feelings are genuine and you believe that you wronged the band then I commend you.
“I didn’t speak with as much clarity as I would have liked. Who am I to say ‘F**k you?’ That’s not what I meant. I completely understand when artists don’t want a show or another artist to interpret their songs. In fact, I respect it. It’s their personal work and I’d feel the same way. We get turned down all the time and I don’t fight it or even go back after a rejection.”
“I’ve never felt that if you don’t give Glee your music, there’s something diabolical about you. To the contrary: I support artists and what they choose to do…I think Kings of Leon are cool as shit. The Foo Fighters are brilliant. We’d love to do one if their songs, if they were ever interested. But if it’s not their thing, then OK. I personally wish them luck and will still listen to their music.”
Now, the ball is in the Kings of Leon court. Will they say thank you for the apology and let be will be or will they say thanks for the apology and no, you’re still not using our song. I’ll keep you posted.