It's murder for Killers
Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is a worried man. I caught up with him at the
launch of Xbox 360 at Hollywood's Avalon & Spider club and he told me their
second album is turning into a nightmare.
He explained: "We can't get the producer we want." The multi-million selling
four piece wanted Bowie producer Brian Eno. But unlike the British population
who've taken the Las Vegas lads firmly under their wings, the legendary music
maker is far from impressed. "He told us to f*** off. We were gutted," explained
And it's not just the producer that's giving the Hot Fuss hitmakers a headache.
The incessant touring in their native States is taking its toll. "I'm writing on
the road," said Brandon, "but finding five minutes to do anything in the studio
is really hard."
Despite these obstacles, The Killers can still deliver live. Alongside Scarlett
Johansson, Joseph Fiennes, Vinnie Jones and Tim Burgess, I witnessed a
blistering set that preceded the unveiling of Microsoft's awesomely powerful
console. Proof positive that whoever produces their next album, it's bound to be