Brandon Flowers to release solo album. The Killers frontman (or former frontman maybe) Brandon Flowers has announced he will be releasing a solo album. When the band finished their Australian dates earlier this year, news swept the world that it was the last tour for The Killers and that the band was breaking up. They chose to deny it, instead using that convenient word ‘hiatus’ to describe what is happening with the band. Brandon’s solo album will be titled ‘Flamingo’, an aptly titled album for a Las Vegas resident, don’t you think. There is no word on when the album will be released. The Killers site simply states ‘coming soon’. So what does this mean for the band? Well, nothing at this stage. ‘Hiatus’ is the same word No Doubt used when they disbanded in 2000 and it was only last year that they played some show together. If The Killers use No Doubt as the benchmark for stretching out a ‘hiatus’, we might not even see them again until 2020.
The songwriter, artist and X frontwoman is back in L.A. after a four-year sojourn in Missouri, with a new solo album out Tuesday. If people were paintings, Exene Cervenka might be a Picasso line drawing. In conversation, as in her considerable body of work, a founding member of X expresses herself concisely, every thought contributing to a larger picture that could come only Continue reading →