STUFF MAGAZINE

JULY,2005

Hometown Las Vegas

Killer Lineup Brandon Flowers (vocals, keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitar), Mark Stoermer (bass), and Ronnie Vanucci (drums)

M.O. Their synthy '80s pop surgically fused with new-millenium introspection to attract three Grammy nominations, a platinum record and a malpractice charge. Two of those are true.

Next Up Their fourth and last single, "All These Things That I've Done," from their debut CD Hot Fuss. Their as-yet-untitled follow-up is set to hit turntables next year. Turntables will sue for domestic abuse accordingly.

Killer Fans "In Sacramento, one girl had a noose," says Flowers. "She brought it onstage and wanted me to put her head in it. I didn't do it."

Oasis of Happiness "At the NME Awards, I got to meet Liam and Noel (Gallagher). Liam's difficult, but Noel's really nice. He's actually a fan of ours. We're huge fans of his, so that was a big deal for me. Noel told me he had learned (how to play) 'All These Things That I've Done,' so I'm happy that we got to experience that."

Bringing Down The Bravery - "I was upset that (the Bravery) were offended to be compared to us, when they are essentially riding something that we opened for them. They're the type of band that'll throw a TV out of a window because it's gonna be written about. That's the reason that music's getting worse. People are just playing the press, and the Killers are here to bring back good, old fashioned music."