Popular beat combo, Kings of Leon have been asked to change their name to just Leon after it has been revealed that the French city does not have one royal person, never mind four separate kings.
"It is an atrocity that these Followill brothers are attempting to claim the throne of Leon," said Leon Mayor, Faiseur de Roi though an interpreter despite speaking fluent English. "Just who do they think they think they are?"
The three brothers and a close cousin from Tennessee have refused to comment on how they feel they have a claim to the throne of Leon, despite there being no throne there to claim. However, brother of Matthew Followill, Lee Dan Followill who did not make it into the band due to a complete lack of any talent whatsoever, has come forward to defend his family.
"The Followills come from a long line of French royalty," said Followill. "After tracing our family tree Caleb discovered that in the twelfth century, Leon was a separate kingdom from the rest of France. It was invaded by the rest of the country, and the king was deposed and expelled from the country."
The line of Leon King, Francois Suivre les Mauvais can be traced all the way down through the centuries. According to the genealogy chart provided by Lee Dan Followill, the family moved first to Scotland, then to America via Shap and Bolton, Anglicising their name on the way.
"We are direct descendent of the deposed king of Leon," said Followill, "and Caleb is so magnanimous that he has decided to share his power with his family."
Faiseur de Roi had this to say about the evidence: "Il est de la merde, c'est ce qu'il est!"