Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill is obviously accustomed to playing stadiums, but this past weekend he visited an entirely different kind of stadium--Kitchen Stadium, that is--when he appeared as a guest judge on the Food Network's cult show "Iron Chef."
The episode--in which the spotlight ingredient was veal, which surely irritated vegetarian and vegan KOL fans--was actually taped a year ago, but aired for the first time this past Sunday. The Southern singer, who had a bit of trouble chowing down on the contestants' saucy cuisine due to that thick indie-rock beard of his, amusingly griped that two of the Chefs could've gone heavier on the salt, although he refrained from suggesting the addition of collard greens, hush puppies, Crisco, or BBQ sauce.
It's actually interesting to see how seriously Caleb took his job as an "Iron Chef" judge, considering that Kings Of Leon have famously rejected offers to have their music featured on massive TV shows like "Glee," "American Idol," and "Ugly Betty." Apparently KOL have strong (and subjective) opinions about what does and doesn't constitute "selling out" on television.
But then again, I've never met a rock star that could resist a good home-cooked meal...