Fame has not been particularly kind to Aussie rock outfit the Vines. In the four years since the band helped usher out the boy bands and forge a path for indie rockers to easily scoop up label deals, the Vines have witnessed the near self-destruction of lead singer Craig Nicholls (which they later discovered was due to the neurological disorder, Aspergers), alienated fans, the media, and each other, lost their longtime bassist, and somehow, put themselves back together again. In April, the band released Vision Valley, an album of tight rock tracks, pumped up punk songs, and a few melancholy ballads.
By: Alyssa Rashbaum As the Killers prepare to record a follow-up to 2004's Hot Fuss, a former member of their team is making a heated protest of his own. The Killers' former manager, Braden Merrick, has filed a lawsuit against the band for breach of contract. The suit, filed on Tuesday (Feb. 21) in U.S.