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The 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 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.
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.
Brandon Flowers admits that fame changed him. The Killers frontman says he began wearing eccentric stage outfits and acting cocky in the band's early days in order to feel more confident because he couldn't cope with the change around him.
"I grew up in Utah, and all of a sudden we're getting popular in London - the coolest city in the world - and we were like, 'This is not what we're cut from.' So I puffed up my chest and spread the feathers - that was my reaction to that. I do have a belief in myself and in the band, but it wasn't like that," he said.
The "Mr. Brightside" singer says that the days of his infamous pink leather jacket and feathered epaulettes are behind him with the band's fourth studio album Battle Born, but he doesn't regret any of his statement looks: "Getting more comfortable in my own skin and feeling more confident is somehow tasking the place of feathers and pink leather. I wouldn't take back the feathers. I felt empowered when I put that jacket on, it was a ceremony, I loved it. But I can't wear them forever. I gave them to the London Hard Rock."
Brandon Flowers is always worried The Killers will be "obsolete."
The 31-year-old singer admits he has found writing the band's fourth album Battle Born to be his toughest yet because he is nervous fans of the group's music will have moved on: "The expectation seems to increase with every album. It doesn't get any easier - you want to earn your keep. It's the hardest thing I've done. I'm always worried that people are going to have moved on, that something will have happened to make us obsolete, but I think we'll be OK. This who thing has happened so fast that's it's always real hard for us to understand."
However, Brandon does admit he has begun taking singing lessons so he can put more strength in his vocals. "Yeah I want to be stronger. I heard that the male voice isn't mature until you're about 33, and I'm almost there, so I thought, 'You might as well exercise this sucker,'" He added to Britain's ELLE.
The Killers have promised a host of surprises for their upcoming concert directed by Werner Herzog.
The group are collaborating with the legendary director for a September 18 show for the American Express Unstaged music series, which will coincide with the launch of their latest album Battle Born, and bassist Mark Stoermer says they are ruling nothing out.
Usher kicked off the iTunes festival in London last night.
The "Yeah!" hitmaker got the party started on the opening night of the month-long free festival at the city's Roundhouse venue with a hit packed set and his trademark super-smooth dance moves. The muscular singer may have slipped up as he performed "You Make Me Wanna," but after a cheeky suggestion from his backing dancers, did 40 push-ups for the crowd to make up for it.
The singer's set featured hits including "Burn," "OMG," "Climax," "Scream" and his collaboration with David Guetta, "Without You."
Brandon Flowers spies on people's conversations for inspiration.
The Killers singer admits to being nosy and listening in to other people's conversations in order to get material for his songs, and is always being told off by his wife for doing so.
"I try to look around. I'm an eavesdropper. I've always been that way. My wife gets mad at me when she sees me do it. I love to listen and to watch other people," he said.
From his observations, Brandon who says he's spent longer writing the lyrics for new album Battle Born than on anything else in his career - warns people not to forget where they come from and urges them to get back to nature.
The Killers spent a week "eyeballing each other" at the start of recording Battle Born.
The "Mr Brightside" band were on hiatus until October 2011 when they started sessions for their new album, and admit it took a little time for them to settle in to working together again. Singer Brandon Flowers said they had "spent about a week eyeballing each other in a room," before coming up with new single, "Runaways," which gave them confidence.
"That and 'Miss Atomic Bomb' were the backbone of this record. They made me feel like I was on the right track," Brandon added.
Brandon and drummer Ronnie Vannucci both released solo albums after the band went on hiatus in 2010, but respected the fact the other members, guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer, needed some time off. "We are a machine of four parts, and when some of those parts wear out, you need to give it time. We all have different temperaments for how much you can manage. You need respect. Otherwise you're a band for maybe three years and then explode," Ronnie added.
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