Kings of Leon's early footage stolen from rental car

Kings Of Leon were forced to omit some "priceless" film footage from their new documentary Talihina Sky after one of their camcorders was stolen.

Filmmaker Stephen C. Mitchell has spent the last 10 years capturing the Sex on Fire hitmakers' rise to fame on camera and they premiered the finished product at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York last week (21Apr11).

But drummer Nathan Followill reveals they had no choice but to leave some great clips of their days recording their 2003 debut Youth & Young Manhood out of the documentary altogether - and he fears the tapes are lost forever.

He tells, "We had filmed every bit of the process. Us in the garage, writing songs, learning E chords and G chords, really good stuff.

"But we had a rental car, and we left the camcorder in the car, and it was stolen. They stole the most priceless footage. People are going to want to know more about those early days, but we don’t have it."