And in the WTF?! news of the day, The Killers have revealed that a song on their upcoming album, Battle Born, was inspired by Jimmy Carr.
Turns out front man, Brandon Flowers, is best mates with the comedian, after meeting him backstage at Comic Relief:
”We played Comic Relief and he was there, I struck up conversation and he’s great. When he comes to Vegas we see him, and here in London. We were talking about Bruce Springsteen or something, we thought that somebody was going to make a record like that.”
Flowers then told the ShortList that Carr inspired him to write on the economy – about which Carr knows all too well, after being caught avoiding tax in June – in the song, “Deadlines And Commitments”:
“I was having dinner with Jimmy, like you do, and he thought the next big breakthrough record that people were going to notice was going to be about the problems of the economy.”
The Killers front man also yapped on about the current state of the music industry, saying he wished guitar bands would get their bloody bums back in gear:
”Guitar bands aren’t writing songs. Write a f**king song, get over yourself. There aren’t any. Where are they? Dance music cannot compete with a really great rock and roll song. There ain’t no DJ that’s gonna play something that can take ‘Mr. Brightside‘ or ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger.’ Those songs are better than that.”
Calm down, dear!
Anyway…The Killers’ fourth album, Battle Born, drops September 18. Listen to the lead single, “Runaways,” below.