Interview: The Killers – Big Day Out 2013 Interviews

The Killers are one of the headlining acts at Big Out Day 2013. Returning to Australia and the airwaves alike with 2012 album Battle Born, The Killers have picked up where they left off four years ago.

About an hour before showtime at The Metro in Sydney, frontman Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. – the good half of The Killers – took the time to talk about the new record and to address rumours of a possible collaboration with Muse.

Flowers first explains why he chose to undergo singing lessons in preparation for the recording of Battle Born. The leather jacket-clad frontman then goes on to explain the unplanned sequel of 2004 hit Mr. Brightside. The narrative continues on in recent single Miss Atomic Bomb, which, as Flowers explains, “We’ve all known about Miss Atomic Bomb growing up.”

I Feel It in My Bones marks the seventh time The Killers have released a Christmas single. All proceeds raised by this year’s single are donated to (Red), an organisation that helps fight AIDS. Flowers reveals that it was thanks to Bono from U2 that The Killers began their series of charity Christmas singles.

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