Getting Personal (And a Little Awkward) with The Killers (Vevo)

Vevo’s Kim Taylor Bennett connected with The Killers a decade and a half ago in the UK – but as our new interview with the band reminds, each side remembers the meeting a bit differently. No prob: this new in-depth chat with singer Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci straightens out everything you need to know about the band and their new album, ‘Wonderful Wonderful.’ The Vegas outfit have been one of the alt-rock’s most reliable bands since they dropped the classic ‘Hot Fuss’ on the world in 2004. That kicked off a string of massive videos that run from “Mr. Brightside” and “Somebody Told Me” to “Miss Atomic Bomb” and “The Man.” This time ‘round Bennett gets Flowers to talk about the latter track, which he says was inspired by his own life when he was in his early 20s. Also on the docket: how the lyrical doors open when the songs turn introspective, articulating emotions by writing songs, being prodded creatively by the Strokes, other members of the band deciding to abandon the road, and lessons learned by watching Mike Tyson.

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