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The Killers Think ‘The X Factor’ Will Be a Breeze

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The KillersThe Killers think it will be a breeze playing The X Factor final at London's Wembley Arena.

The "Runaways" hitmakers say their scariest moment of 2013 was headlining Wembley Stadium - so they're not panicking about playing next week's show. "That was the most nerve-wracking gig we've ever done. You've always got to make sure everyone is having a good time, so for me it's like flying a 747 up in the air and you've got to keep it there," Drummer Ronnie Vannucci told the Daily Star newspaper.

The band, who will join One Direction, Katy Perry, Elton John and Tom Odell at The X Factor next weekend, have been promoting their best of collection Direct Hits - despite saying they would have liked to wait longer before releasing the record.

"I don't want to see a perfect band when I go to a show, with dots of sweat on their shirt. I want to see them looking like they've been shaken by a silver-back gorilla," Ronnie, 37, said of performing.

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Brandon Flowers Had to Defend America

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Gossip, Alternative, Pop, Rock,

Brandon FlowersBrandon Flowers often had to defend his home country of America because of President Bush.

The Las Vegas musician said people didn't like the fact he was from the States when George W. Bush became president in 2001, the year the band formed:

"Well, I feel the need sometimes to defend where I'm from. When we first came out as a band, Bush was president and there was a strong anti-American sentiment. I felt it as we were traveling the world, so it made me want to push back a little bit, because we have good people with big hearts. We've seen it shift and change since Obama became president but I was young and trying to understand it all."

And the "Mr Brightside" hitmaker said he still represents his native America but has fallen in love with Europe. "I have these two sides that are constantly fighting. There's that desire to represent where I'm from, that dusty American road pushing against the fantasy world and European music that I grew up with. Sometimes when they meet in one of our songs, like 'When You Were Young,' it's great," he continued.

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The Killers Embarrassed by Greatest Hits Album

The Killers Greatest Hits albumThe Killers don't feel ready to put out a greatest hits album.

The "Mr. Brightside" rockers are about to release their Direct Hits compilation but feel they should have waited another decade to amass a bigger catalogue of hits.

"We'd wait another 10 years if it was up to us, but it's a contractual thing. We can fill a CD so it makes good business sense at this time of year. However, it's not like we're so pleased with ourselves we want to put it out. It feels like a douchie move," drummer Ronnie Vannucci said.

The "Human" hitmakers insist they are just taking a break from music and have no plans to end their career just yet. "I'm looking forward to coming back when we're ready. It's a very strange existence, a huge juggling act to navigate this rock 'n' roll life. The perception of us is what it is - people know what's up. Bands don't usually make it this long - if you get past 10 years, you're bionic. It's not like everything we touch turns to f**king gold," Ronnie added.

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The Killers: America Is ‘“Musically Retarded”

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The KillersThe Killers think that 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. "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," they said. 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 should listen to something that's for you -- not about giving your virginity to your boyfriend on Saturday night. It is retarded. Every song is that song. And if 40-year-olds are listening to that rubbish, they're going to raise kids on it. It's not even music."

The band have now sold over 22 million albums, and are releasing a greatest hits record, but vow to continue after some time off. "We'll have a little break then I'll make another solo album, but it's not the end for us," Brandon, 32, added.

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Giveaway: Tickets to see The Killers tomorrow at Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas!

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Aww yeah! That's right--we're giving away two pairs of tickets to see The Killers perform tomorrow night at Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas! The show is completely sold out, but rather than dropping a ton of cash on scalper tickets, why not try and win a pair from us, compliments of our friends at Monster and AEG Live?

So, how do you enter to win tickets to see The Killers tomorrow night? Simply use the widget below to keep track of your entries! We've got a lot of ways for you to enter, but don't check off any that you don't actually perform. If you do, you'll be eliminated. Also, note that one of the options grants you ten entries. Might wanna give that one a look:

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Giveaway: Tickets to see The Killers tomorrow at Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas!

the killers concert tickets grand prairie giveaway

Aww yeah! That's right--we're giving away two pairs of tickets to see The Killers perform tomorrow night at Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas! The show is completely sold out, but rather than dropping a ton of cash on scalper tickets, why not try and win a pair from us, compliments of our friends at Monster and AEG Live?

So, how do you enter to win tickets to see The Killers tomorrow night? Simply use the widget below to keep track of your entries! We've got a lot of ways for you to enter, but don't check off any that you don't actually perform. If you do, you'll be eliminated. Also, note that one of the options grants you ten entries. Might wanna give that one a look:

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The Killers’ Record Company Revenge

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Awards, Editorials, Industry News, Pop, Rock,

The KillersThe Killers were turned down by every major record label in the US.

The "Somebody Told Me" band found it hard to get a deal in their home country at the start of their career, but a good review and radio play in Britain helped kick started their career.

"Every major label in America turned us down, then we got a glowing review in NME magazine and every single one of those labels offered us a record deal. So I will always be thankful to the NME," frontman Brandon Flowers said.

The band were awarded the Best International Band trophy at the recent NME Awards, and said they were amazed to be at the ceremony alongside their hero, guitar player Johnny Marr. Referencing two of Johnny's bands, Brandon added to NME magazine, "It's a big honor just to be here with Johnny Marr. I mean have you ever heard Electronic? But The Smiths were a staple for so many of us that were in that room. It's incredible, the influence they had."


The Killers Can’t Match Coldplay

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Bono with Chris Martin and Brandon Flowers

The Killers think that Coldplay will always be more popular than them. Frontman Brandon Flowers admits the British band is leagues ahead of his own in terms of becoming the next U2 and has resigned himself to the fact that he will never achieve the same level of popularity.

"We're a few steps behind Coldplay. There's no catching them now. I never felt we were chasing them and I'm not deflated, but they've just taken that," Killers frontman Brandon Flowers said. The 31-year-old singer is highly critical of the current rock scene, however, and said that in the eighteen months the "Mr. Brightside" hitmakers went on hiatus, the state of guitar bands got even worse and they all need to "get over" themselves and write songs that can compete with his own.

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The Killers to Team up with Muse?

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Brandon Flowers of The Killers Muse

The Killers would love to team up with Muse for a track. The two bands both played at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday, and hung out at a party afterward, where Killers singer Brandon Flowers said he likes the idea of collaborating with the British rock titans.

"We've become good friends with Muse. We get along so well, so I'd never rule out working together. We would be trying to outdo each other. It would be spectacular, the choruses would be huge," he told The Sun.

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Brandon Flowers Will Never Drink Again

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Brandon FlowersBrandon Flowers never wants to get drunk again. The Killers frontman - who is a practicing Mormon - doesn't really enjoy drinking alcohol and has no desire to get intoxicated in the future, despite booze being so prevalent in rock 'n' roll.

"I have been drunk. I haven't drank in five or six years. And I will probably never be drunk again," he said.

Brandon - who was born and lives in Las Vegas - also doesn't drink coffee as it's against the rules of Mormonism, which is a form of Christianity. "There's no doctrine about not drinking Coca-Cola. Coffee is still frowned upon. It's the caffeine. I think people become reliant on coffee. And that can't necessarily be a good thing," he said in an interview with The Guardian.

The 31-year-old musician - who has three children, Ammon, Gunner, and Henry, with his wife Tana - is strict with almost everything that he puts into his body and he has the same breakfast every day as he finds being in a routine comforting: "I have the same thing every day. I find it comforting. I have a banana, but I can never eat the whole banana. And I'll drink a couple of Actimels (healthy yogurt drink). And some kind of cereal with almond milk. And then after that I have a Coke."

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