Personalities | The Killers | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 2001–present)

Vegas’ Killers – Brandon Flowers (vocals), Dave Keuning (guitar), Mark August Stoermer (bass) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums) – were formed from a variety of wanted adverts after Flowers was thrown out of his first band. Influenced by the mass singalongs of Oasis, the technological edge of New Order (their name even came from a fictional band in one of their videos) and the introspection of The Smiths and The Cure, the band found mass acclaim in 2004 with their Hot Fuss album.

Second album Sam’s Town was released in 2006, and compilation Sawdust, containing B-sides, rarities and new material, in 2007. Their third studio album, Day & Age, appeared in 2008, and the fourth Battle Born in 2012.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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