When 'Glee' returns Feb. 6 to Fox, it does so following television's biggest lead-in, the Super Bowl. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy, who says the upcoming episode's tagline -- "A big night of passes, fumbles and personal fouls" -- is appreciated by both "adults and children: subversive but where the double entendres go over the heads of 8-year-olds."

Murphy gets almost all credit for the show's music choices. He says his only formula for considering the three to five songs that might appear in an episode is that they have to "offer something for everybody." The show pays a fee to the artist's label for the use of their song, although some, such as Eminem's 'Lose Yourself,' are too "jaw-droppingly expensive" to use.

Kings of Leon turned down an offer from 'Glee', and refused to license their music to the hit musical show. "F**k you, Kings of Leon," Murphy said heatedly. "They're self-centered a**holes, and they missed the big picture. They missed that a 7-year-old kid can see someone close to their age singing a Kings of Leon song, which will maybe make them want to join a glee club or pick up a musical instrument. It's like, OK, hate on arts education. You can make fun of 'Glee' all you want, but at its heart, what we really do is turn kids on to music."

The band's frontman Caleb Followill told THR, "This whole 'Glee' thing is a shock to us. It's gotten out of hand. At the time of the request, we hadn't even seen the show. ... This was never meant as a slap in the face to 'Glee' or to music education or to fans of the show. We're not sure where the anger is coming from."