Nashville Rock News: Kings of Leon, Hot Chelle Rae, The Black Keys

Followills and family in new documentary Talihina Sky.

• The Kings of Leon documentary Talihina Sky is out on DVD, Blu Ray and iTunes today. The film traces the Followills’ past and present, through tour footage, home movies and more. It premiered on Showtime over the summer. See trailer below.

Hot Chelle Rae has a new album hitting shelves Nov. 29. Whatever, the Nashville-based pop/rock band’s sophomore album is coming via RCA Records. Lead single “I Like It Like That,” includes a rap from New Boyz.

HCR is nominated for best new artist at the upcoming American Music Awards, and has lined-up appearances on Jay Leno, Today, Jimmy Fallon and Regis and Kelly. A headlining tour is on the schedule for early next year, as well as joining Taylor Swift on her Australian run in March.

HCR’s breakthrough song “Tonight, Tonight” has sold double platinum downloads.

• Nashville transplants The Black Keys have a new album coming out Dec. 6. El Camino is the duo’s first project recorded at frontman Dan Auerbach’s local Easy Eye Sound studio, and was co-produced by Danger Mouse. It is set to hit stores Dec. 6 on Nonesuch. Fans who pre-order the album now receive a free download of single “Lonely Boy.” Drummer Pat Carney is the other half of The Black Keys.


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