Not long ago, I offered a defense of Brandon Flowers in his alleged dissing of Kurt Cobain, but the guy just won’t stop talking. For some reason, Flowers is bitter that The Killers’ latest album is a lot more successful in the UK than in the U.S. and he can’t help but publically analyze the possible reasons.
In an interview with NME, Flowers has brought up Nirvana once again, but this time he’s brought Led Zeppelin into the mix. “We’ve been embraced in Britain in a way that I’ll never understand, and it’s such a wonderful thing,” he said. “But over here [in America], people are still so obsessed with Led Zeppelin and Nirvana, those sorts of bands, that nobody else is allowed [to grow].”
This is the third time in the past couple weeks that Flowers has brought up how he doesn’t understand why The Killers aren’t bigger in America. In fact, he even brings it up a fourth time later in NME’s article. This is really plaguing him, it seems.
Here’s the real kicker though: Flowers goes on to say that Americans bands are held back by bands like Nirvana and Zeppelin that they’ve put up on pedestals, adding, “I’m tired of it, you know? I just want to knock them all off! And people don’t like that attitude. It’s almost like they don’t believe that it’s possible that anybody else can be the real deal.”
Sorry, Brandon, but this time you’re sounding like Miley Cyrus claiming she’s going to “ruin” Radiohead.