Rolling Stone has exposed Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill and his brothers as avid shuffleboard players with some serious skills in their most recent issue, publishing that 29-year-old Caleb is a table regular at Losers Bar in the magazine’s “Nashville: Best Music Scene” article.
Losers is Followill’s local drinking hole (just a short stumble down the road from his apartment) when he’s at home in Nashville. As journalist Paul Crone reports in an earlier article for Mirror.co.uk, Caleb calls the Winners enclosure (where the shuffleboard table is) at Losers his second home, regularly “taking on allcomers at the popular pub game shuffleboard [and] chasing beers with Tequila shots.”
We’ve been searching for footage of Followill playing shuffleboard, but while we found some links to YouTube videos of him playing against friends from the band The Features, they have unfortunately been removed by Vector Management due to a copyright claim. Boo…
We did however stumble across a couple of hipstamatic photos of Caleb playing. Yay! We found the pics on the ohtoknowtheroad blog, where the blogger recites a funny meeting he and his mates had with Followill on the Losers shuffleboard table…
“After meeting back up with everyone @ Losers across the street Scott informed us that we were in the presence of greatness – or @ least for those who gave a sh!t which I’m pretty sure none of us did.
Scott was in the midst of taunting those partaking in a game of shuffleboard. Mainly Caleb – lead singer of one of the worlds biggest rock bands Kings of Leon. Caleb’s friend didn’t seem to warm up to Scott all that much – which I don’t think helped matters much once Scott and Brent challenged them to a match.
The rest of the story is probably best saved for the next time I see you and you buy me a beer. Nobody ended up in the headlines the next day – or anything of that nature. Scott and Brent proceeded to defeat Caleb and friend – which Mr. Rock Star didn’t take too well as no handshakes were exchanged afterwards. Poor sportsmanship.”
Regardless of Followhill’s sportsmanship that night, Southern Cross Shuffleboards is stoked to hear that the Kings of Leon boys are shuffleboard fans. We love their music.
We’re going to send the band a message via their website to see if we can get some more photos and maybe some footage. We’ll update this post the moment we do!
Oh, for the record… Followill recently married Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge… She’s gorgeous. That’s her below. See boys, shuffleboard does get the chicks!