The Killers to Release Covers Album
Genesis, Neil Diamond, and Iggy Pop songs are all in consideration. Tell us which tune you think the Vegas band should cover!
With awesome late-night TV performances and epic new music videos, it appears the Killers are still focused on supporting their excellent 2008 release Day and Age.But don’t be fooled: it’s onward and upward for the Las Vegas quartet, who’ve already started working on their next project — a covers album!
“It’s something that we’ve always talked about doing,” Killers frontman Brandon Flowers told NME.com, adding that the band plans to finish recording by the end of the year.
The Killers are currently on tour in Europe and have brought along a mobile studio to record the cover tracks. But the boys are still deciding which tunes will make the final album — a process Flowers finds a little tough. “It’s difficult for each of us to pick songs that represent us as individuals,” he said. “I mean, I have a lot of personalities myself! I’ve gone through everything from Neil Diamond to the Cars.”
Drummer Ronnie Vannucci, however, has his mind made up, citing acts like Genesis, Tom Waits, Cyndi Lauper, and Iggy Pop as his choices for the album. He added that he’s also been “messing around with a couple of Fleet Foxes songs.”
Which tunes would you like to see on the Killers’ upcoming covers album? Tell us in the comment section below. Our suggestions: Rod Stewart’s “Young Hearts,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Over My Head,” Kanye West’s “Heartless,” and Blondie’s “Dreaming.”
And while you ponder, check out the Killers’ cover of Bright Eyes’ “Four Winds” and Dire Straits’ “Romeo and Juliet.”
WATCH: Killers, “Four Winds”
Killers, “Romeo and Juliet”