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The Killers vow to continue festive charity drive

December 26th, 2013 3:00am EST
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The Killers are determined to continue their tradition of recording an annual Christmas rock song even though the bandmates might not be together next Christmas - because the project provides a festive boost for AIDS charities.

The Mr. Brightside hitmakers released Christmas in L.A. earlier this month (Dec13), marking their eighth consecutive year of putting out a Yuletide-themed track.

They first recorded a Christmas song in 2006 when they released A Great Big Sled, and frontman Brandon Flowers insists the Las Vegas-based band will continue the tradition as all money raised from the sing...
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Owen Wilson films Christmas video for The Killers

November 29th, 2013 4:30pm EST
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Hollywood actor Owen Wilson has teamed up with The Killers to star in the video for the band's annual Christmas single.

The rockers will release a new track called Christmas In L.A. on December 1st to coincide with World Aids Day, marking the eighth year they have offered up a festive song to raise money for good causes.

Frontman Brandon Flowers has now revealed Wilson agreed to appear in the video, along with fellow actor Harry Dean Stanton.

He tells Britain's Metro newspaper, "You'll never see us smile or let our hair down as much as when we do the Christmas stuff. It always turns out ...
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Brandon Flowers removes wedding ring after theft at gig

November 28th, 2013 8:40pm EST
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The Killers rocker Brandon Flowers removes his jewellery before mingling with fans at gigs after a bracelet was stolen from his wrist during a concert in the U.K.

The Mr. Brightside hitmakers were performing a show in Newcastle, England when frontman Flowers decided to head out on one of his trademark walkabouts among the audience.

He was upset when he returned to the stage and realised a chain was missing from his arm - so now he always removes his wedding ring and other valuables before shaking hands at gigs.

Flowers tells Q magazine, "I've lost a bracelet or two. I won't say in which ...
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Dianna Agron replaces The Killers frontman in new music video

November 26th, 2013 3:10am EST
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Actress Dianna Agron has taken on the role of The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers in the band's new video, Just Another Girl.

The Glee beauty transformed into a rock star for the promo and stepped into the character of Flowers as she walked through a brief history of the band's discography.

Agron begins the video by walking on to a set with the four remaining members playing their instruments behind her. She then strolls through a giant sound stage, which shows the sets from the band's previous videos.

She dons a moustache similar to Flowers' in All These Thing I've Done, passes by the ...
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Review: 'Direct Hits' Reminds Us How Great The Killers Have Been And Are

November 18th, 2013 10:35pm EST
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Is it just me, or does it seem that artists and bands release their greatest hits compilations (or sometimes a holiday album) when their careers are at a transitional point?  For The Killers, that period of transition seems to be what’s the next career step to take following the underwhelming chart performance of excellent fourth studio LP Battle Born.  Direct Hits serves the purpose to remind fans of the band how great they’ve been since their 2004 breakthrough.  Ordered chronologically, Direct Hits in its standard form features 15 tracks divided in four, three, three, three, and two-song ...
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Ronnie Vannucci wants to party with Miley at MTV EMAs

November 8th, 2013 10:20am EST
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The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci is ready to party with Miley Cyrus at the MTV European Music Awards.
The EMAs will be held in Amsterdam this weekend and after seeing Miley's controversial performance at the VMAs in September the drummer doesn't plan on leaving her to twerk alone at the after-party.
Ronnie exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Yeah I guess if she wants to party with me, she's allowed. I think what she is doing is interesting. I say more power to her."
After observing Miley's recent antics and watching her 'Wrecking Ball' music video - in which she appears naked riding a demolition ba...
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The Killers drummer announces 2014 hiatus

November 7th, 2013 8:40pm EST
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Rockers The Killers are planning another hiatus just weeks after speculation about the band's future surfaced after bassist Mark Stoermer's chose to sit out the group's Asian tour.

Fans feared the worst when guitarist Dave Keuning then told the NME he was sick of touring and the band pulled out of an appearance at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit in California.

But the Human hitmakers have since confirmed they will be performing at the MTV European Music Awards in Holland on Sunday (10Nov13) and drummer Ronnie Vannucci has revealed there's no split - but he and his bandmates need...
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The Killers: America is 'musically retarded'

November 1st, 2013 4:10am EDT
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The Killers think America is "musically retarded".
The 'Runaways' band are glad they were recognized as stars in the UK before getting big in their home country, because they don't like the pop songs played on US radio.
Drummer Ronnie Vannucci told The Sun newspaper: "Breaking in the UK first was great because America is retarded musically.
"It's upside down. There's so much great music that doesn't get the attention. There's a lot of bull***t on US radio."
Singer Brandon Flowers added: "I start to wonder, what do adults listen to? Do they listen to what's being played on the radio?
"You s...
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The Killers guitarist tired of tours

October 9th, 2013 11:20am EDT
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The Killers' Dave Keuning is "sick" of touring.
The 'Somebody Told Me' hitmakers have been wrapping up their live commitments for latest album 'Battle Born' in China recently, but their guitarist's enthusiasm has been waning.
He said: "I'm sick of this. I'm done. The end is in sight. Some people may go, 'Why are you complaining?' But you haven't done what I've done, so you can't relate. We've just ... toured a s**tload."
Bass player Mark Stoermer has suffered worse, having to leave the tour after being struck with a back injury.
Drummer Ronnie Vannucii explained: "His back is totally f***ed...
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The Killers wrap up hot T in the Park festival with hits set

July 14th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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The Killers triumphed at Scotland's T in the Park festival on Sunday night (14Jul13), after winning a poll to find the act revellers most wanted to see.

Organisers asked festivalgoers a year ago to name the group or performer they'd most like to see close out the 2013 event, and the Las Vegas-based rockers, who made their debut at the nation's biggest musical weekend in 2004, came out on top.

Brandon Flowers and his bandmates hit the stage almost 20 minutes late but thrilled the fans with a hits set that began with Somebody Told Me.

The Killers wrapped up a day of glorious sunshine that ...
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Brandon Flowers eyeing second solo album

June 19th, 2013 3:20am EDT
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Brandon Flowers has hinted at another hiatus for The Killers after insisting he is desperate to record another solo album.

The singer branched away from his bandmates to release Flamingo in September 2010 as The Killers took a break between albums, but his solo work was put on the backburner when the rockers reunited for last year's (12) Battle Born record.

He originally insisted working on his own material was practise for when he returned as The Killers' frontman, but Flowers now admits he'd love to get into the studio by himself once again.

He tells NME.com, "I'm definitely gonna do a...
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The Killers' Drummer Recalls Grabbing First Lady Michelle Obama's Butt

August 15th, 2012 11:45am EDT
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The Killers rocker Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. accidentally groped First Lady Michelle Obama when the band was invited to the White House.

The Mr. Brightside hit-makers performed for President Barack Obama and his wife at their official residence as part of Independence Day celebrations in July, 2010.

They were introduced to the couple during the event, and drummer Vanucci, Jr. was stunned when Michelle Obama leaned in for a hug - and he inadvertently grabbed her butt with both hands.

He tells NME magazine, "Playing the White House was great. But I ended up grabbing Michelle Obama's a**. She...
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Brandon Flowers Confirms The Killers Return

January 4th, 2012 10:20am EST
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Rocker Brandon Flowers has confirmed his band The Killers will be back this year with their first album in four years.

The singer released his own record, Flamingo, in 2010 after the band went on hiatus earlier in the year following a tour of its 2008 album Day & Age. Flowers revealed he was "winding down" his solo career to concentrate on his kids following the birth of his third child last year.

Now, he has announced the Mr. Brightside hit-makers are preparing for a chart return and have already recorded several new tracks.

He tells Radio 1's Zane Lowe, "It's just whether it's (rel...
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Estelle And Annie Lennox Turn To Online Fans To Raise AIDS Awareness

December 1st, 2011 12:40pm EST
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Annie Lennox, actor Jamie Bell and singer Estelle have called on their online fans to help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.

American Boy hit-maker Estelle is a longtime supporter of the Virgin Unite initiative, which aims to help young people stop the spread of the diseases. To mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, she's penned a special message on her website calling for her followers to highlight the issue.

She writes, "My darlings... Join me, and millions of RED and ONE supporters, to fight for an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. Add your voice. Make a pledge. Get a song from The Killers for...
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Radiohead's 'Paranoid Android' Tops Best Song List

October 14th, 2011 10:49am EDT
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Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" has topped a new list of the best songs of the past 15 years.

The 1997 track beat out Arcade Fire's "Rebellion (Lies)" and "Hey Ya!" by Outkast in the NME.com countdown.

The Strokes' "Last Nite" and "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers also made the top five, while tunes by The White Stripes ("Fell In Love With A Girl"), Hot Chip ("Over And Over"), The Verve ("Bittersweet Symphony") and the late Amy Winehouse ("Rehab") made the top 10.
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Justin Bieber Gets 'Worst Album,' Jonas Brothers Named 'Worst Band' At NME Awards

February 24th, 2011 8:53am EST
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My Chemical Romance were the big winners at the annual NME Awards in London on Wednesday night after picking up two of the night's biggest trophies.

The rockers, who opened the ceremony at the O2 Academy in Brixton, claimed Best International Band and Best Video for "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)."

Other big winners on the night included Muse, who were named Best British Band, while frontman Matt Bellamy was named Hottest Man.

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro walked away with the Best Live Band honor, Glastonbury was named Best Festival for the third consecutive year and Arcade Fire,...
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'90210' Star Michael Steger Gives Us The Scoop On The Second Half Of The Season

March 9th, 2010 11:00am EST
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West Beverly High is back in session. When “90210” returns on March 9th, we’ll see characters settling old scores and stirring up brand new drama. We spoke with cast member Michael Steger, who has been charming viewers for the past two years as high school journalist and all-around good guy, Navid Shirazi. Michael filled us in on what fans can expect to see this season, and talked about his big plans on and off the show.

When “90210” left off, Navid was recovering after Jasper, the slimy drug dealer pushed him down a flight of stairs. Now, we’ll get to see him take action and devise a plan...
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Coachella 2010 Preview

March 9th, 2010 10:22am EST
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Where else can you see the a-list (and some b-list) celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhall, David Hasselhoff, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Brittany Snow, Dita Von Teese and Zach Braff? Along with musical talents like Jay-Z, The Gorillaz, and about 100 other bands of note?

Well travel out to the middle of the California desert about 3 hours from Los Angeles and you can find them all. Surprised? Well you shouldn't be. On April 16-18 in Indio, Calif., you can find all of the above and more at the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music and ...
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The Killers Scrap More Shows

February 11th, 2010 6:30pm EST
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The Killers have scrapped a number of concerts in Australia just weeks after they axed their tour of Asia - putting the cancellations down to the illness of a family member. The rockers pulled out of their planned performances in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan and South Korea, and blamed the decision on "unforeseen circumstances."

Now the band's Australian tour has followed suit, with the group axing a show in Sydney on Friday night, as well as an appearance at the upcoming Good Vibrations music festival in Sydney and Perth over the weekend.

A statement from the...
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The Killers Cancel Their Asian Tour

January 22nd, 2010 3:00pm EST
The Killers Cancel Their Asian Tour
The Killers have scrapped their upcoming Asian tour due to "unforeseen circumstances." The rockers were due to kick off a series of gigs with a performance in Singapore on January 24th, followed by shows in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan and South Korea.

The Mr. Brightside hit-makers have now axed all the Asian concerts, but hope to reschedule them for future dates.

A statement on the band's website reads, "The Killers have been forced to cancel their appearances in Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Tokyo and Seoul due to unforeseen circumstances. The band deeply apol...
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The 25 Most Important Albums Of The Decade

December 23rd, 2009 11:43am EST
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Pitchfork and Rolling Stone and Spin and all those other outlets have their lists of the best albums of the decade, and you know what? I'm going to let them. There's no point in me trying to come up with that list because there were so many great records to choose from. Who's to say that The Strokes' Is This It? was better than Muse's Absolution or any album by Arcade Fire? You can't! You can't! Best albums are invariably marked by an editor's (or staff's) preference in music. But what about qualifying the most important? I can tell you that Bob Dylan's Modern Times was probably the best re...
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Lady Gaga Named Most Popular Artist Online

December 18th, 2009 8:54am EST
Lady Gaga Named Most Popular Artist Online
Lady Gaga was the most listened to artist on the internet in 2009. Tracks from the star's 2008 album, The Fame, were played more than 18.5 million times on leading music site Last.fm.

She clocked up six million more plays than The Killers, who came second in the rundown.

British singer Lily Allen was named the third most popular artist, while the Prodigy were at number four.

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The Killers' 'Sam's Town' Deemed Most Underrated

December 15th, 2009 9:20am EST
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The Killers' Sam's Town has been named the Most Underrated Album of the Decade in a new online poll.

Readers of Rolling Stone voted for the album that should have been a classic over the weekend and gave the Las Vegas act's 2006 release the edge over Pearl Jam's eponymous 2006 disc.

Also making the top five on the list were Kings of Leon's Because of the Times, Accelerate by R.E.M and Radiohead's Hail to the Thief.

Last week, Radiohead's Kid A was named Album of the Decade by the publication. Green Day's American Idiot topped the Readers Poll.

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Review: The Killers 'Live From Royal Albert Hall'

November 11th, 2009 11:30am EST
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The Killers put on one heck of a live show each and every time that they go out on stage and perform. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to see them up close and live will likely attest to the fact that The Killers as a whole are stunning, breathtaking and appear to be possessed by the spirit that is their music into putting out the absolute best show possible for their fans. Their live sound makes one realize that they are the real deal and not some band that is all studio magic.

After having spectacular high-def runs in theaters in N.Y.C. and L.A. The Killers are releasing their ...
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DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
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Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...
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Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

October 2nd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
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Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...
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The Killers Poke Fun At Kanye

September 17th, 2009 8:43pm EDT
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The Killers poked fun at Kanye West's MTV Video Music Awards stage invasion at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday night when a crew member interrupted the band's encore to hail support act the Psychedelic Furs.

The Killers frontman, Brandon Flowers, appeared stunned when the unnamed man ran on to the stage from the wings and declared, "Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time and the Psychedelic Furs had one of the best songs of all time."

But it became clear the moment was set up when Richard Butler's band joined the headliners onstage for a rendition of their 1980s anthem "Pretty...
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Brandon Flowers To Be A Dad

May 31st, 2009 4:00pm EDT
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The Killers star Brandon Flowers is to be a dad again - his wife Tana is expecting their second child.

The pair married in Hawaii in 2005 before welcoming their first child, son Ammon, in July 2007.

And now the Flowers brood is set to bloom again as the couple prepares for another arrival.

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Ashlee & Pete Wentz Lock Lips At Aussie Awards Show

March 28th, 2009 5:43pm EDT
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Pop star Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and her rocker husband Pete Wentz dismissed reports of marital problems at the MTV Australia Awards in Sydney on Friday night by puckering up for an onstage kiss.

New mom Ashlee made a surprise appearance onstage at the awards show and urged the crowd to "grab the person next to you" before planting a lengthy smooch on her husband's lips.

Fall Out Boy star Wentz eventually broke away from the clinch and told the audience, "Sorry, we haven't seen each other in a while. We're going to go and find some quiet time and fornicate somewhere."

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The Killers Scrap Gig After Terrorist Threat

March 13th, 2009 1:08pm EDT
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The Killers have been forced to cancel a gig in Amsterdam, the Netherlands following a terrorist threat.

The rockers were due to play at the city's Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall on Thursday night but the show was called off after police received anonymous warning about planned explosions at the venue. Dutch police have arrested six men and a woman in connection with the alleged plot, on charges of preparing a terrorist attack.

One of those detained is believed to be a relative of a suspect in the 2004 Madrid train bombings in Spain, according to Pollstar.com.

Amsterdam may...
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