It's a sad day for the female fans of [artist id="1233888"]Kings Of Leon[/artist]. Lead singer Caleb Followill is officially one step closer to being a married man. It seems he put a ring on it when he asked his girlfriend of two years, Lily Aldridge, to marry him.
His rep confirmed the engagement to People.com. Aldridge appeared in the band's "Use Somebody" music video. Followill is the latest Kings of Leon member to make plans to get hitched. Bandmate Nathan Followill got married last November to singer Jessie Baylin in an outdoor ceremony in Brentwood, Tennessee.
While it appears that Caleb has been relatively mum about his love life, Nathan has been candid about the band's less-than-discerning views on love prior to their committed relationships. "I think it definitely prepared us for this. I mean, I don't think just anyone could handle being away from home for 10 months out of the year, but you know, it kind of helped us not to attach ourselves to a certain place for too long because we knew we were going to have to up and leave. So early on in our career it was perfect for the guiltless sex with the groupies, but now that we all have relationships, it's a little tough," he said, according to AZCentral.com.
Before Caleb and his fiancée make it official, however, the guys plan to release their next album, Come Around Sundown, which is set to drop on October 19. The album has 13 tracks, several of which have been road-tested by the band during their summer tour. In keeping with tradition, the new Kings of Leon tunes combine bluesy, hard-rocking sensibilities with just the right amount of Americana twang (especially "Mary," which has quickly become a live staple). The new single "Radioactive" is a fantastically kinetic up-tempo rocker that features a giant sing-along chorus.
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