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Watch Brandon Flowers Perform Three New Songs And Cover Robert Palmer In Las Vegas

Earlier this week Killers frontman Brandon Flowers debuted his new single "Can't Deny My Love" and took it to The Tonight Show. Before all that, he played a gig at Bunkhouse Saloon in his hometown of Las Vegas, where he performed other material from his new solo album The Desired Effect. For… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 25, 2015

Watch A Black-And-White Brandon Flowers Sing “Can’t Deny My Love” On The Tonight Show

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers worked with producer Ariel Rechtshaid on The Desired Effect, his forthcoming solo album, and we posted the delightfully '80s first single "Can't Deny My Love" yesterday. Last night, Flowers appeared on The Tonight Show to sing the song, and he started things off in crisp black-and-white, looking for all… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015

Brandon Flowers – “Can’t Deny My Love”

While the Killers are on hiatus, Brandon Flowers is returning to his solo career, and that means a tilt toward pop. The Killers had plenty of their own big, hooky choruses but still had a brittle rock backbone even during their most high-octane moments. Flowers worked with Ariel Rechtshaid on The Desired Effect, the follow-u… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 23, 2015

Brandon Flowers Announces New Solo LP The Desired Effect, Produced By Ariel Rechtshaid

In a hand-written note on his website, Brandon Flowers has revealed that his sophomore album will be called The Desired Effect, and that it will be out on May 18th. As previously reported, the record was made with super-producer Ariel Rechtshaid. "Ariel and I have been collaborating in the studio, working twogether… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2015

The Killers & Jimmy Kimmel – “Joel, The Lump of Coal” Video

The Killers have a tradition of releasing a charity Christmas single every year, and this year, they reached out to fellow Las Vegas native Jimmy Kimmel to help out. In the video below, we see the fruits of their collaborative songwriting session. The members of the Killers are no threat to host SNL anytime soon,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014

Smashing Pumpkins Live Band Now Includes RATM Drummer, Killers Bassist

Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing increasingly promising singles from their upcoming album Monuments To An Elegy, for which Billy Corgan recruited Tommy Lee to bang the drums. Lee won't be touring with the Pumpkins, but it looks like Corgan has brought in another rock 'n' roll lifer to man the drum… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 18, 2014

Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.'s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest, was a benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund and proceeds for this particular show went to Sweet Relief and helping out L.A. area musicians. George Fest featured (deep breath)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014

Brandon Flowers Is Recording A Solo Album With Ariel Rechtshaid

Danielle Haim shared the stage with the Killers in San Francisco on Outside Lands weekend, and it looks like she and Brandon Flowers are sharing a producer now too. NME reports that Ariel Rechtshaid, who had a hand in Haim's Days Are Gone as well as other amazing 2013 releases by Vampire Weekend,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 27, 2014

Watch The Killers Cover Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” At V Festival

The Killers had some fun at Staffordshire's V Festival and played a quick cover of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." Drummer Ronnie Vannucci danced suggestively to the song while Brandon Flowers performed a stripped down version of the song of the summer contender on the piano. Watch fan-shot video below. More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014

Watch Danielle Haim Drum For The Killers In San Francisco

The Killers will close out Outside Lands tonight in San Francisco, and they showed up a day early to play a relatively intimate gig at the Independent. Haim played Outside Lands yesterday, and since they are buddies with pretty much everybody in the music industry except Johnny Marr and Los Campesinos!, they were… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 10, 2014

Hot Fuss Turns 10: Ultragrrrl Looks Backs On The Launch Of The Killers

In 2003, I was sitting at my desk in the offices of SPIN when I got a call from my friend (and later manager, then business partner) Rob Stevenson, an A&R for Island Def Jam. Ron and I first met in 2002, when I was the manager for My Chemical Romance. Geoff Rickly, singer of… More »

By: Sarah Lewitinn aka Ultragrrrl / June 13, 2014

Outside Lands Lineup 2014

The excellent Outside Lands festival is returning to San Francisco this summer, and its lineup has just been revealed via a Funny Or Die video starring Huey Lewis. At the very top of the bill is Kanye West, fresh off his new Future collab, and he's joined by a startlingly diverse array of top-level… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 8, 2014

The 10 Best Killers Songs

2004 was, more or less, the Year Of The Pretty Boy. Or, if not that, the Year Of The Not That Masculine Dude. The Guy Who Has Lots Of Feelings And Dresses Well. Think about it: Kanye put out his high-fashion, post-gangsta The College Dropout; Arcade Fire got emotional on their cathartic Funeral; Usher sang… More »

By: Elliah Heifetz / January 14, 2014

The Killers – “Christmas In L.A.” Video (Feat. Owen Wilson)

"Christmas In L.A." finds Brandon Flowers in full on Springsteen mode making a sad, grandly orchestrated Christmas tune following a disillusioned actor stuck in the sunny city for the holiday. The actor in the video is Owen Wilson, joined here by a hard drinking Harry Dean Stanton. Switching between live action and animation the Kelly… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 2, 2013

The Killers – “Just Another Girl” Video (Feat. Dianna Agron)

The Killers just released their career-spanning best-of Direct Hits, and they included two new songs on the album. One of those songs, the M83 collab "Shot At The Night," already had a glitzy music video with a kinda-famous actress in it. And now the second new one, the surging "Just Another Girl," ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2013

Watch The Killers Play Ellen

The Killers are making the rounds to promote their new best-of compilation Direct Hits, and the latest soundstage to host them belongs to The Ellen Show. As with their Kimmel performance, they brought along a light show, a choir, the whole shebang. Watch them perform the M83-produced "Shot At The Night" in the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2013

Watch The Killers Play Kimmel

The Killers put out their career spanning best-of compilation Direct Hits this week and hit Jimmy Kimmel to perform one of the two new tracks that appear on the album. "Shot At The Night" was produced by M83 (who just dropped a new track this week) and here Flowers and crew play it for… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 13, 2013

Photos And Videos From The 2013 MTV EMAs: Miley, Eminem, Daft Punk With Ron Burgundy, & More

The 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards were held in Amsterdam earlier tonight, and as with this year's MTV VMAs, the legend Miley Cyrus stole the show, this time by twerking with a dwarf and smoking a joint onstage. She also made a classy, rap-inspired statement on the red carpet with a backless dress-thing that… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 10, 2013

The Killers – “Just Another Girl”

The Killers will release their career-spanning best-of Direct Hits next week, and amidst all the radio gold in there, they've included two new songs. We've already posted one of those songs, the expansive M83 collab "Shot At The Night." The second of those songs is now online. It's a strummy midtempo jam called "Just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2013

Watch The Killers Cover The Velvet Underground In Las Vegas

After the news of Lou Reed's death circulated on Sunday, a whole lot of bands worked one of his songs into their setlists over the next few weeks. We're only seeing the footage now, but past Reed collaborators the Killers played a hometown show in Las Vegas, at the Life Is Beautiful Festival, o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2013
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