Brandon Flowers Took Voice Lessons Before Recording New Killers Album
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NEW YORK -- He's obviously a professional singer, but The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers still thought it was a good idea to take voice lessons before hitting the studio to record the band's new album.
"It seemed like the right thing to do," he said in a recent interview. "I wanted to be better, get better and it's just helped me. ... (My voice teacher) knows what my ambitions are and he knows there's a certain style and something I've already got going on. We're just trying to fine-tune a few things."
The 31-year-old added that he's "not trying to be an opera singer or anything."
Dressed in a leather motorcycle jacket, with close-cropped hair, the rock singer embodies the stage presence of an old-time crooner along the lines of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett. And while Flowers lists both icons as major influences, glam rocker David Bowie sits at the top of the heap.
"In the beginning I was obsessed with Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory and you've got some wei
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