15 bands who took their names from other artists’ songs

As we’ve mentioned before, picking a band name can be pretty hard. There are some pretty amazing band names out there, but let’s be fair, when you name your band, you want that name to come from a pretty amazing place. While there’s the famous story about AC/DC getting their...

17 bands that sound exactly the same live as they do on record

As a musician, playing a live show is pretty much your bread and butter. Sure, you go the hard yard trying to record in the studio what you hope to be your masterpiece, but then you have to go out on the road and take that music to the fans. It...

The Best Album Of 2016 Was Made By An Aussie, According To The Killers’ Brandon Flowers

While most overseas publications rated the likes of Beyonce or Bowie as the album of the year contenders last year, one glowing recommendation for an Aussie artist comes courtesy of The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers, who has just singled out Seekae’s Alex Cameron as having the best record of 2016. This comes despite...

Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band Of The Last 15 Years

The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers has developed something of an outspoken streak lately, which comes, coincidentally enough, just as he’s busy promoting his latest solo album. However, instead of simply making inflammatory statements or just knocking other celebrities (y’know, the usual tactics employed by headline-hungry musicians), Flowers has just been...

The Killers Frontman Is Sick Of Plagiarism, Just Not His Own

Despite being the frontman of a band that pretty much everyone agrees bit their sound from a whole host of different bands and artists that came before them, The Killers vocalist Brandon Flowers is pretty vocal about plagiarism. Flowers recently spoke to NME about the much-publicised ‘Blurred Lines’ verdict, which...

Music Festival Headliners Are Getting Stale, Here’s The Proof

After it was confirmed that there would be no Big Day Out in 2015, it didn’t take long before then-part owner and Soundwave founder AJ Maddah was flooded with questions from devastated punters on social media. Punters not only wanted to know if it was coming back, but why it...

Who Is The Biggest Band Since Nirvana? We Can Tell You

When most people think of a big time rock band, a few names instantly come to mind. We’re sure a few are popping into your head right now as you read this. Notice anything about those bands, though? Is it just us or did most of them form before the...

Taylor Swift’s Racist Video & The 4 Trashiest Stories From This Week

Every week there’s a bunch of music-related stories, links, videos and other internet goodies that are a little on the trashy side, but for whatever reason get everyone in the office talking. This is what the Tone Deaf Trash Can is all about: it’s our avenue for sharing the funniest,...

Direct Hits

The longevity of The Killers’ success is a rare thing. It’s fitting to release a record in celebration of such a feat with cuts from the Las Vegas band’s four albums. Listening to the record straight through is a fascinating experience and a chance to hear the band’s growth over...

The Killers – Just Another Girl

‘Just Another Girl’ is the second new track lifted from Direct Hits, the best-of compilation from Las Vegas’ finest rock quartet, The Killers. Produced by Stuart Price, who has previously worked on The Killers’ third studio album, Day & Age (2008), and on the Battle Born (2012) track, “Miss Atomic...

Win A Copy Of The Killers Album Direct Hits

In celebration of their first decade together, The Killers will release ‘Direct Hits’. A collection of singles from their four albums, plus two brand new songs, the album begins with the band’s breakthrough hit – and first song they wrote together– ‘Mr Brightside’. It follows the group from debut album Hot Fuss and its further singles, ‘Somebody Told Me’, ‘Smile Like You Mean It’,...

The Killers Say America Is “Musically Retarded”

The Killers are edging towards their 10th anniversary as a recording outfit, with next year marking a decade since the release of their debut LP Hot Fuss. Ahead of that, the Las Vegas quartet are this month releasing Direct Hits, a compilation of their biggest singles from across their four-album career packaged...

And The Best Song Of The Millennium Is…

We’re only 13 years in but already a pop song has been crowned as the best song of the millennium. And hey, ya might be surprised by the results, trumping the likes of Daft Punk, Kanye West, Phoenix, The Killers, Gorrillaz, and Kings of Leon to the top spot, but...

Afternoon Snack: Offspring Fans Grieve, Rapper’s YouTube Raid, Daft Punk’s TV No-Show

Feeling the midday blues? We’ve got some tasty lunchtime treats in the forms of tracks, videos, and news tidbits from around the interwebs that are sure to get you through the afternoon. Rapper’s Home Raided BY SWAT Team As He’s Rapping Teenage rapper Adequate Advocate, aka 19-year-old Josh Jackson, was...

Big Day Out 2013: Adelaide

Sincerely, Grizzly played to a scattered crowd. A single row of eager fans reaching across the barrier greeted the hometown band, while the remainder of their listeners sat haphazardly before the stage. Undeterred by the relaxed atmosphere of the venue at such an early hour, the three young musicians rocked...