In 2002, four guys did what so many foursomes have done before – they formed a band. In this particular case, the gusy in question were Brandon Flowers (vocals/keyboards), David Keuning (guitar), Mark Stoermer (bass), and Ronnie Vannucci (drums), and the band they formed was the Killers.
Flowers and Keuning found each other first, in Las Vegas of all places, with "Mr. Brightside" being their first collaborative composition. Soon enough, Stoermer and Vannucci had been recruited and gigs were booked. Through a UK rep for Warner Bros. Records, London-based Lizard King Records got an earful of the Killers and snatched them up.
Relocating to London resulted in the limited release of "Mr. Brightside" and the start of a major buzz that blanketed both sides of the pond. Sight unseen, the Killers... Read more