Brandon Flowers says U2 are possibly the last great rock band
The Killers are far from one-hit wonders, but frontman Brandon Flowers says the guys could have enjoyed more hits and prominence if they had more of a drive. Speaking to NME, Flowers explained that it takes a lot of work, and good timing, to make the impact of a band as influential as U2.
“There’s definitely a drive that we’re lacking,” Flowers said. “It takes a lot of work and that’s fine, everybody’s different, everybody’s gonna have their own road that they go down. Other than Coldplay I’m not sure anybody’s made the dent that U2 were able to make. They were so much a part of the landscape and the timing of when they were coming out.”
Flowers also believes that the way the music industry has changed and fragmented has increased competition to be heard.
“It’s changed so much now, there’s so much music out there and so much noise to compete with, it’s strange times,” he said. “So sometimes it’s frustrating with four different people and four different personalities in this band, we don’t have that whole history that U2 have of these four young kids that knew each other and grew up in the same town.”
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