Brandon Flowers Wasn’t a Good Singer
The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers claims he has only picked up a mic to sing to a backing track once in his life as a teenager, and at the time his famous vocals weren’t fully formed.
He said: “I only ever did karaoke the one time.
“I sung Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’. I was working at a French restaurant and it was a Christmas party.
“We went to a Thai restaurant and they had karaoke, so I did it. I was about 18 or 19, and honestly, I wasn’t a good singer.”
By the time The Killers got to making their debut album, ‘Hot Fuss’, a few years later, the ‘Somebody Told Me’ star’s voice had strengthened and he was becoming obsessed with David Bowie.
He added to NME magazine: “Everybody’s making a big deal out of Bowie’s new stuff, but ‘Heathen’  is the s**t.
“It’s the last great Bowie record – I’m not afraid to say it. It’s awesome.
“We stole the bassline from ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’ straight from ‘Slow Burn’ and on ‘Everything Will Be Alright’, I was really trying to do a ‘Heathen’-style song.”