Rockers Kings Of Leon have criticised their fellow Americans for their poor taste in music - insisting people in their native country only listen to "hip-hop or kiddy pop."
The band has scored both critical acclaim and commercial success in Britain, and Europe, but have failed to find similar fame in their own country.
Drummer Nathan Followill insists the music-buying public in the U.K. are more receptive to rock music - and slams Americans for being transfixed with teen pop acts.
He says, "Most music gets ignored in the States unless it's hip-hop or Hannah Montana or Disney music like the Jonas Brothers. Kiddy pop or hip-hop, that's pretty much what America is. You may turn on the radio and you hear maybe one out of 10 songs that you'd consider decent.
"The U.K. is more open to all kinds of music. The fans are just insane in the U.K. - they are music lovers. You have kids going to shows to see the bands, not going to a show to be seen there."