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After three days of cloud cover, Firefly’s final outing unfolded entirely in the hot, hot sun. The crowds thickened up, too, which made maneuvering around the muddy paths a bit of a challenge. But if you’re excited about a particular set, you’ll hoof through anything — mud, rain, spilled liquids of questionable origin — to… More »

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 »

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 »

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Big Talk – “What Happened To Delisa?”

It's been four years since Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. debuted his solo project, Big Talk. He's returning this summer with a new album, Straight
Lisa Brown | June 30, 2015 - 12:58 pm
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Watch The Killers Cover Kings Of Leon, Who Got Rained Out At Firefly

Saturday night at Firefly was a wash, literally, as festival organizers canceled Kings Of Leon's headlining set due to an impending thunderstorm. Last night, though,…
Patrick Hosken | June 22, 2015 - 10:41 am
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Morrissey: “Obama Seems To Be White Inside”

Morrissey has again shared some political observations with the public in the form of an interview with Alternative Nation. The interviewer asked Morrissey about hi…
Chris DeVille | June 10, 2015 - 11:57 am
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Watch Brandon Flowers Cover The Pretenders With Chrissie Hynde In London

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers rode '80s new wave sounds to stardom, and he's always been quick to pay tribute to those who came before him.
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2015 - 9:31 am
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Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years

Brandon Flowers has never been one to bite his tongue when it comes to making bold declarations in interviews. In the lead-up to the release…
James Rettig | May 18, 2015 - 9:22 am
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Watch A Glittery Brandon Flowers Sing “Lonely Town” On The Late Late Show

On Tuesday, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers will release The Desired Effect, his new solo album of expertly assembled '80s-pop gems. He's doing the late-night TV…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2015 - 9:10 am
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Stream Brandon Flowers The Desired Effect

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has been wowing us with every pre-release single from his sophomore solo album, The Desired Effect. "Can't Deny My Love," "Still
Chris DeVille | May 12, 2015 - 5:10 pm
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The Killers Will Record A New Album Because The Last One “Wasn’t Good Enough” And “We All Know It”

The Killers' last album, 2012's Battle Born, wasn't a disaster. It had a few good moments, and "Runaways" remains my jam. But it was the…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2015 - 11:43 am
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Brandon Flowers – “I Can Change”

When the Killers frontman Brandon Flowers and the great producer Ariel Rechtshaid get together, they make some truly impressive big-budget '80s-style pop music. Flowers' new…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2015 - 10:11 am
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Watch Brandon Flowers Cover INXS’ “Don’t Change” In L.A.

Brandon Flowers is surging full speed ahead with his solo career, and after debuting the excellent lead single "Can't Deny My Love," we've heard a…
Caitlin White | April 16, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Go Electric On Fallon, Acoustic On Good Morning America

Last night, Billy Corgan brought his new lineup of the Smashing Pumpkins to The Tonight Show, where they served as musical guests. This was sort…
Tom Breihan | April 3, 2015 - 9:13 am
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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,…
Chris DeVille | March 25, 2015 - 1:10 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2015 - 8:43 am
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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…
Caitlin White | March 23, 2015 - 10:04 am
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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…
James Rettig | February 24, 2015 - 8:32 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2014 - 9:34 am

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…
Chris DeVille | November 18, 2014 - 2:10 pm
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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,…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2014 - 9:22 am

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…
Chris DeVille | August 27, 2014 - 1:57 pm
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