The Killers: Rock Bands Today Are “Just Not Good Enough Yet”
Singer Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci were doing some press with noisey.vice.com for their first new album in five years. “Wonderful Wonderful,” is the follow up to “Battle Born” from 2012. Last year they did release a Christmas album “Don’t Waste Your Wishes” which featured their yearly holiday tunes.
Flowers was asked about the chances of a new rock band making it big, “It could happen—but there hasn’t been anybody good enough. If there was a band like the Strokes, or Interpol, people would talk. If there were some kids out there right now playing “Obstacle 1″ tonight, I would hear about it, you would hear about it. But there isn’t.
Vannucci added, “People are very quick to blame a changing of the times for a lot of things, when it’s really that they’re just not good enough yet.”
What do you think? Is it the way the industry is set up? Are there to many bands? Are we ready for a new sound or just better sound?
The Killers fifth studio album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ drops September 22. – by John Beaudin
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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