One year later, she appeared on the August 2003 cover of Spanish Vogue.Earlier this year, the Victoria’s Secret Angel reflected on some of the things she’s grateful for.In fact, if a biker boot can ever be described as elegant then surely this is it.However, you should still take a leaf out of the Slimane style manual when it comes to how to wear these puppies. Her father is an illustrator who designed The Rolling Stones’ album artwork, half-brother Miles is a world renowned fashion photographer, half-sister Saffron is a former Ralph Lauren model and younger sister Ruby is a model and singer.“It’s three-two-one, now you got to say something, and a lot of the time it’s the most honest stuff you can say.” Last year, recording Rock City, he let rip with that soulful voice that makes everything sound like a matter of life and death: “I’ve been several miles and plenty more / And I found myself face first on the floor / Searching for something, and never finding something / And I don’t know where I belong / I’m just trying to get myself back home.” “The song damn near wrote itself,” recalls Caleb.
He has always struck me as a sensitive and conflicted character, torn between the moral strictures of a religious upbringing and the freedom of rock ’n’ roll.
In July 2011, the Tennessee four-piece were in the middle of a US tour supposed to confirm their status as the biggest band in the world.
But after a disastrous gig in Texas, Caleb Followill, their volatile songwriter and frontman, was rumoured to be in rehab, the bassist Jared Followill was admitting on Twitter that the group had “internal sicknesses and problems that need to be addressed”, while drummer Nathan Followill confessed to being “ashamed and embarrassed” at the cancellation of a tour that had two months left to run. The three Followill brothers lounge on sofas alongside their guitarist cousin Matthew in a studio that has the air of a masculine den: animal skulls, paintings of naked women, oversized bottles of whiskey.
Inside, a Stars and Stripes flag hangs from one wall; a basketball hoop takes pride of place on another.
Amps and guitars litter the floor, surrounding a drum kit with the letters KOL roughly taped to the black skin of the bass drum.