2005More obscure or less obviously classic but still classic musicians -Alice Cooper on T4 said he loved TK and Kaiser Chiefs, and when asked to choose one of the two, chose TK.2005 -Rick Ocasek of the Cars, asked to mention one of the "million new bands out there that are phenomenal" he mentions: "I mentioned Devendra Banhart, and the Killers are good.
Oh, I've always loved Interpol, and I produced a great band called Hong Kong." (And Brandon thought he didn't like them!
But I'm happy now to see bands like Franz Ferdinand, the Scissor Sisters and The Killers coming out. ALSO in a Kerrang magazine article about Foo Fighter at Oxegen Festival...
Recently, the glamour thing had kind of taken a dive - until The Killers came along. The Killers just aren't that kind of band." -Bono said Somebody Told Me was the best pop song of 2004.
They're one of a very small number of bands that put effort into their stage performance and they way they look. Also in a Nov '04 interview he said predicted TK could be the next biggest/best band in the world.
2005 - Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, according to a TKC member who had a personal interaction with him: "Who the fuck is Brandon Flowers? 2005 -Oasis on 102.1 The Edge interview, when asked what good music they were listening to: "We just really like the Killers...they're great!
" (Bflo and Ronnie were shocked and hurt when this quote was read to them in Much Music, apparently. 2005 -Liam Gallagher of Oasis, when asked how he felt about bands like TK citing them as an influence: "I don't ever listen to the Killers.It's probably one of my favorite threads on the forum (A forum I have frequented since 2005 and one that is probably the reason I am such a hardcore TK/Bflo stan. [Also, major props to TKC member Stace who added most of these. Their album, Hot Fuss [Island], is already gold, but I think it's only the beginning.