The rock band The Killers was formed in Nevada, in 2001. The current lineup includes Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. The band is particularly famous for such songs as “Mr. Brightside”, “Somebody Told Me”, “Human”, and “When You Were Young”.
The story of the band’s name deserves a special attention. The group members decided to adopt the name of the band featured in the famous music video of New Order “Crystal”. Before taking the name, the band had many different options and couldn’t agree on one.
Before forming the group, the members mastered a variety of professions. For example, the vocalist Brandon worked in a hotel. Dave came to LA from Iowa after quitting school. For some time, he worked as a store clerk in Banana Republic but soon realized that he didn’t like it. Stoermer used to be a delivery boy while studying philosophy in college. Vannucci attended the same college but learned how to be a drummer. In his free time, Ronnie worked for a bike taxi and as a photographer.