Kings of Leon tour Rock Hall, NFT exhibit before draft gig

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Caleb Followill looks at a Beatles display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. Rockers Kings of Leon tour a new digital exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the NFT (cryptocurrency) launching before the rock band plays at the NFL draft, Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Kings of Leon’s rock and roll journey has taken them from an NFT to the NFL.

One of rock’s biggest acts, the band visited the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday to see a new exhibit featuring their venture into cryptocurrency before they opened the NFL draft with their first live show in more than a year.

“I hope we don’t look too excited to be up there,” said lead singer Caleb Followill.

“I hope we don’t play a song a linebacker doesn’t like and he decides to come out and take us out,” joked drummer Nathan Followill.

In March, Kings of Leon — brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill and their cousin, Matthew — made history by releasing its eighth studio album, “When You See Yourself” as a non-fungible token or NFT, a digital form of currency that can only be used in its own ecosystem.

Sound confusing?

Well, even the band wasn’t sure what it was getting into with its pioneering move.

“We had to study up a little bit, and it’s still a little beyond me,” Caleb said before the band toured the hall. “We didn’t know that much about it, but we were happy to be introduced to it.”