Phoenix cover story: Brandon Flowers and the evolution of a pop-star Killer
When Brandon Flower's dropped Flamingo
back in September, I consciously took a pass on checking for it. Maybe
it was the markedly vanilla single "Crossfire" that beat me into
ambivalence thanks to a nearly offensive radio play frequency.
Amy Winehouse managed to keep her bedraggled self out of the
tabloids for an admirable run, but sooner or later water finds its
level. Britain's favorite crack-addled songbird has stepped in it
again, pleading guilty Wednesday to the assault of a theater manager this past December
When THE KILLERS recorded their annual holiday single -- a tradition they stole from R.E.M., but have made amusing use of -- they didn't forget their old friends WILD LIGHT, who opened a tour for Vegas's finest back when 2009 was young. Released just in time for World AIDS Day, "Happy Birthday Guadalupe" comes with a video that suggests they got December 1 confused with November 1.