the killers

Governors Ball 2016: When the ’00s Became Classic Rock

The enduring memory from this year's Governors Ball festival will undoubtedly be its rained-out third day, and the Kanye West headlining spot that was washed…
Andrew Unterberger / June 6, 2016

The Killers Covered Interpol and Played a New Song in Ontario

The Killers are actually pretty great at covering other indie-rock songs from their debut era — just check their new-wave retooling of Bright Eyes' "Four…
Dan Weiss / June 3, 2016

Governors Ball vs. Panorama: Who Has the Better Lineup?

Today, the lineup was announced for Panorama, the East Coast festival expansion of Goldenvoice, producers behind the country's preeminent music fest, Coachella. Exciting as the…
Andrew Unterberger / March 1, 2016

Watch the Killers Get Festive With ‘Joel, the Lump of Coal’ on ‘Kimmel’

When you think of the holiday season, you think of the Killers. The two just go hand-in-hand now, what with the Las Vegas glam-pop band's…
Brennan Carley / December 3, 2015

The Killers Offer a Grimy Video for ‘Dirt Sledding,’ Their Annual Christmas Single

Since 2005, the Killers have had a holiday tradition of releasing a Christmas-themed single and video, and today they've returned with their tenth installment, "Dirt…
Colin Joyce / December 1, 2015

The Killers Covered ‘Finding Out True Love Is Blind’ With Louis XIV Guitarist

Last night, the Killers played a set at the Observatory North Park in San Diego. During the encore, Brandon Flowers & Co. welcomed Louis XIV…
Rachel Brodsky / September 20, 2015

Watch Brandon Flowers Perform the Pretenders’ ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ With Chrissie Hynde

Killers leader Brandon Flowers performed with legendary frontwoman Chrissie Hynde last night in London, where they did the Pretenders' 1986 single "Don't Get Me Wrong"
Rachel Brodsky / May 22, 2015

Review: Brandon Flowers Ascends Toward True Throb n’ Moan on ‘The Desired Effect’

Comparisons to Springsteen mattered a few years ago, but the truth is clearer in 2015: Brandon Flowers is our Stevie Nicks. "Mr. Brightside," "Can’t Deny…
Alfred Soto / May 19, 2015

Brandon Flowers Lists His 10 Favorite Brandon Flowers Songs

When Brandon Flowers calls SPIN, he's in the middle of a tightly packed day, in the middle of a tightly packed week, in the middle of…
Brennan Carley / May 8, 2015

Brandon Flowers’ Symphony Soars on ‘I Can Change’

Update: The song initially uploaded to Vevo was not, it appears, "I Can Change." Brandon Flowers has updated his Soundcloud with the correct, final version of the…
Harley Brown / May 1, 2015

Brandon Flowers Honors Sinatra at Tribeca Film Festival

Brandon Flowers of the Killers showed up at the Tribeca Film Festival Sinatra tribute last night in New York City. While there, he hopped onstage with famous…
Rachel Brodsky / April 22, 2015

Brandon Flowers’ Sophomore Solo Album, ‘The Desired Effect,’ Due Out in May

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers announced Tuesday that he's got a new solo LP coming out this year. The Desired Effect is the Las Vegas native's second…
James Grebey / February 24, 2015

The Killers and Jimmy Kimmel Team for New Christmas Song, ‘Joel the Lump of Coal’

Since 2006, the Killers have annually recorded a Christmas song and donated the proceeds to the AIDS charity (RED). The tracks, like last year's "Christmas in L.A.," are usually pretty…
James Grebey / December 2, 2014

Smashing Pumpkins Snare Rage Against the Machine and Killers Musicians For New Tour

With the release of their new album Monuments to an Elegy rapidly approaching, the Smashing Pumpkins have announced a series of intimate release shows with…
Brennan Carley / November 18, 2014

Watch Brian Wilson, ‘Weird Al,’ Wayne Coyne, and More Cover George Harrison

An impressive lineup of musicians — and one musician/comedian, and one comedian — came together to honor the legendary late George Harrison at a memorial concert…
James Grebey / September 29, 2014

The Killers Dress Down Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ at V Festival

Not one to let Arcade Fire rule the covers circuit, the Killers got in on the action with a tongue-in-cheek 90-second renditon of Iggy Azalea's…
Brennan Carley / August 18, 2014

The Killers Invade ‘Boardwalk Empire’ in New Trailer

The tagline for the upcoming fifth and final season of HBO's Boardwalk Empire is "No One Goes Quietly," a sentiment that's reflected in the new…
Kyle McGovern / August 12, 2014

Watch Danielle Haim Drum With the Killers

On Saturday night, the Killers played an Outside Lands aftershow in advance of their proper headlining set at the San Francisco festival. But rather than…
Colin Joyce / August 10, 2014

Watch Owen Wilson as a Holiday Sad Sack in the Killers’ Somber ‘Christmas in L.A.’ Video

It's that time of year again! The Killers have shared their latest charity Christmas single, keeping with an annual tradition that dates back to 2006.
Kyle McGovern / December 2, 2013

Watch the Killers’ Hit-or-Miss ‘Shot at the Night’ on ‘Kimmel’

The Killers took a "Shot at the Night" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on November 12, performing one of two new songs featured on their just-released…
Kyle McGovern / November 13, 2013
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