Friday, 17 July 2009

The Killers announced to release covers album

Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vanucci told that the band are planning to record an album of covers before the end of the year.

They've been thinking hard about which acts they'd like to include on the album.

"It's something that we've always talked about doing and we're still talking about," Flowers said. "It's difficult for each of us to pick songs that represent us as individuals. I mean, I have a lot of personalities myself! I've gone through everything from Neil Diamond to The Cars."

Vanucci cited acts including "Genesis, Tom Waits, a little Cyndi Lauper, Iggy Pop" as his preferred choices for the album, adding that he's also been "messing around with a couple of Fleet Foxes songs" recently.

The drummer continued by saying that the band are planning to work on the album while on their current tour, explaining that The Killers have taken a mobile recording rig on the road with them. "It sounds excellent," he noted.

The Killers are set to headline Hard Rock Calling in London this year.