The Killers

The Killers: "New Album Inspired by Tom Petty, Talking Heads, ELO"

Brandon Flowers also chats about his wild fashion choices

The Killers will unleash their fourth album, Battle Born, on September 18, and while their past releases channeled the music of Bruce Springsteen, the new material is inspired by a wider-range of artists, including another American music icon: Tom Petty.

"The Petty flavor is in us," drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. explains. He adds that Battle Born will sound like "anything from Roxy Music to Jeff Lynne, ELO ... Talking Heads." Now that's an impressive mix. Excited!

Fuse's Elaine Moran also grilled singer Brandon Flowers about his crazy fashion choices, including that feather-adorned jacket he sported during the band's last album cycle. His fashion inspirations? "Growing up it was always some sort of frontman: Morrissey, David Bowie, Dave Gahan [of Depeche Mode]..."

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