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Brandon Flowers Speaks about Gay Fans

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In a recent interview with British gay magazine Boyz, the Killers' Brandon Flowers riffs on gay fans, transsexuals and a date with Elton John. The interview also appeared on Kill Me Now, an excellent daily newswire with information about the Killers. Below are a few clips from the interview. Jump over to Kill Me Now to read the entire story.

Boyz: You're a big hit with gay indie gentlemen, were you aware of that?
Brandon Flowers: I assumed that.

Why, do you get a lot of boyz throwing themselves at you?
Er, sometimes, yeah.

How do you feel about it?
Well, we're here for boys and girls. We don't turn anybody away!

You used to play in a transsexual bar in Vegas, didn't you?
Yeah, we played at a place called Tramps once a month. A friend of ours was a DJ and he set up a night at this place, spinning Britpop and things like that, and so it was perfect for us to play in between the DJ. There'd be the occasional tranny, but it was really a mixed crowd.

You played with Elton John recently didn't you?

We played with Elton in France, and we're going to go out for dinner with him as well. We're so excited! He has a show in Vegas, and he's a big fan and we're big fans of his. When I was 13 I really got the Elton bug and all his 70s hits and stuff were so amazing, so I can't wait.

So are you taking him out or is he taking you out?
I don't know. I wouldn't mind buying Elton dinner! We owe him for the music he's given the world.

Do you think Elton wants a piece of you?
I think he's into Ronnie, the drummer.

Related:
Tickets for the Killers' sold-out tour auction for $600 on eBay
Brandon Flowers photos on Flickr

February 23, 2005 in Music News | Permalink





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Hey Arjan.. I appreciate the mention of our Killers Newsletter. Nice to know it's being looked at outside of the LiveJournal community.

Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Wicked Cherub at Feb 24, 2005 4:40:09 AM

id just like 2 say.........I LOVE BRANDON SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH i've never loved any 1 as much in my life! hes is the sexiest MAN on earth! n probly has the best personality on earth! god i love him!

Posted by: ilovebrandon at Feb 25, 2005 2:38:25 PM

i cnt believ hes engaged..... she is 1 lucky girl! luv ya brandon xxxxx

Posted by: at Feb 25, 2005 2:44:37 PM

he is the hottest guy on earth with the greatest talent but is he engaged or gay?

Posted by: kiri at Feb 28, 2005 2:29:12 AM

engaged....sadly :( hes gettin married nxt month wich is like 2moro n god i wil be so depressed on the day!

Posted by: ilovebrandon at Feb 28, 2005 7:52:43 AM

yo i wud jus like 2 say i fink gays rok! they're proper funny n av great personalitys so i wudn't mind if brandon woz gay, infact it wud be a good thing because atleast then you'd know no women were going near him but anyway i don't think he is gay, he's just a normal (sexy) bloke avin fun! x x

Posted by: ilovebrandon at Feb 28, 2005 7:58:55 AM

Oh my God!...Brandon is the hottest thing i have ever seen in my life but since i am a homophobe i dont support the gay people thing, but in the Mr. Brightside music video he is the sexiest thing i have ever seen.

Posted by: brandonahhhh at Feb 28, 2005 8:45:53 AM

dude yall got problems! brandon is hot n all but no! i would chose billie joe armstrong ne day over brandon

Posted by: at Feb 28, 2005 11:58:25 AM

yea....awesome music! y'all ROCK! keep the awesome songs comin! ;P

Posted by: jamiz at Feb 28, 2005 1:50:40 PM

i say who cares if he is gay i say who cares if he aint i still love his music his voice and i would love to get to know him and billie joe armstrong is hott but i tthink his personality sucks lol and i think brandon is sooooo sexy hehe

Posted by: emma at Feb 28, 2005 2:12:44 PM

I live in big bear ca and we don't really get good music up here but your music is really good.Bye Bye

Posted by: Stefania Thomas at Feb 28, 2005 5:07:32 PM

does anyone know how old brandon is? i can't get his bio anywhere.

Posted by: at Feb 28, 2005 11:58:32 PM

brandon is so fit xxxxx

Posted by: holly at Mar 1, 2005 3:41:32 AM

Brandon's 23. He was born in '81 :c)

Posted by: Katrina at Mar 1, 2005 1:22:04 PM

I luff Brandon Flowers! Tons! I actually think he is hotter then Billie Joe Armstrong, and I like Brandon's style more! ^^

Posted by: Yumi at Mar 1, 2005 4:56:06 PM

Brandon is FREAKING HOT!! HOLY CRAP

Posted by: Melissa at Mar 2, 2005 7:53:15 AM

Oh my god! Did someone jsut say Billie Joe Armstrong?! Sweet! This is what I think:

Brandon Flowers is cute, and Billie Joe Armstrong is hot. It's as simple as that! I love both Green Day and The Killers though! I soooooooo love Billie Joe though!!!!!!

Posted by: Rozina at Mar 2, 2005 9:46:02 PM

who the hell is billie joe armstrong??? who eva he is he cnt be as good lukin as brandon cos no 1 is! and by the way brandons birthday is on 21st of june 4 tht person who didnt no. does any one no wat date he's gettin married???, cos i no its this month but i dont no wen.

Posted by: ilovebrandon at Mar 3, 2005 9:02:12 AM

*laughs at who is Billie Jo* Billie Jo is the lead singer in a wee little band called GREEN DAY!!!!!!!!!! Lol.. Yes Brandon is way hotter than Billie to me.. but everyone has their own tastes and Brandon sure is my flavor of the month mm mmm good.

Posted by: SaveSomeFace at Mar 3, 2005 2:29:23 PM

good hes well mingin how can any 1 compare him 2 brandon!!!!

Posted by: ilovebrandon at Mar 4, 2005 2:08:21 AM

I think that Brandon is the sexiest thing since, EVER! And in the mr. Brightside video, He's soooooo Hot!
And I really don't think he's gay.

Posted by: jenny at Mar 4, 2005 3:48:40 PM

I think you are all crazy. First of all to that one person up there its Billie _Joe_, not Jo. And to the other person who doesn't even know who he is, you have a deprived life.
Anyway, Brandon is pretty darn hott, but I like Billie too. His oldest son, Joseph, is my bestfriend<3 But anyways..byebye.

Posted by: Kaitlin at Mar 4, 2005 3:50:04 PM

I think that Brandon is the sexiest thing since, EVER! And in the mr. Brightside video, He's soooooo Hot!
And I really don't think he's gay. And who's his fionsee?

Posted by: jenny at Mar 4, 2005 3:51:50 PM

Is that Joseph dude hot? Brandon Flowers is the best but Bille joe's hot too and Greenday rox!

Posted by: Jenny at Mar 4, 2005 5:14:25 PM

hey ok..im just going to sound like all the other people in here..but i have to say brandon is gorgeous....i wish to meet some one like him....and if he is gay or bi..who cares...in away that would be sort of hott...its voice is just so...amazing...i wish to know about him....
he seems fun to just hang out with...ok The Killers Rock!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tif at Mar 4, 2005 6:10:16 PM