LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Caleb Followill of The Kings of Leon performs At The Red Bull Sound Space At KROQ on March 24, 20
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Kings of Leon have started pre-production on their seventh studio LP, with plans to finish the material next year. "The main thing on the calendar for 2016 is getting the record finished," drummer Nathan Followill told The Associated Press in a new interview. "And then the whole press machine kicks up and doing press for the record."

Frontman Caleb Followill said the band is "in a good place" headed into work on the album, their first since 2013's Mechanical Bull. "We enjoy this part of the process," he added. "Obviously there's a lot of work that goes into it and it can get stressful at times, but … we're having fun with it, and we're all excited to do something new."

In an attempt to "get a little change of scenery," the Nashville-based band is planning to record in Los Angeles. "We're going to try to go back and see if it inspires us," Caleb said. "If it doesn't, we always have a studio at home, so we can always come back."