Brought up in Las Vegas on a diet of rock and synth bands such as The Cure, Oasis, mid-70s David Bowie, Morrissey and classic Depeche Mode among others, The Killers are in fact a very British band. Their rise to fame has been meteoric, inspired and eventful all at once. "Hot Fuss" has sold over 1 million copies, making it into the Top 5 Selling Albums of 2004. The Killers went straight to the top of everyone's Best Bands of the Year lists in 2005 and with the singles continuing to flow and high profile festival performances lined up, they look set to be the first mega-band of the new Millennium. This book charts that rise to fame, interviewing key players along the way as well as placing the band firmly in the context of the predominantly British legacy they are currently mining.
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