Radio phone scandal means Brandon Flowers' band won't play for the nation
The Killers have inadvertently been caught up in Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand‘s BBC controversy – triggered after the pair made a prank call on Radio 2.
Ross and former Shockwaves NME Awards host Brand were suspended from the BBC today (October 29) while an investigation takes place into the incident.
Although only two complaints were received when the show was originally aired, the subsequent reaction has led to more complaints, resulting in today’s ban while the matter is looked into.
This means ‘Friday Night With Jonathan Ross’ (due on air on October 31) will not take place.
The Killers‘ were billed to be playing their new single ‘Human’, and so will now miss out.
Comedian Frank Skinner, US teen singer Miley Cyrus and nature TV presenter David Attenborough were also set to appear on the show.
Meanwhile Glasveags’ frontman James Allan will appear on BBC2 quiz ‘Nevermind The Buzzocks’ a week earlier than expected because of the ban.
Brand had been filmed for this week’s edition, but because he is not allowed to appear on the nextwrok, that show has been postponed. Instead an episode filmed for the following week that features the Glasvegas man, along with James Corden and Germaine Greer, will air tomorrow (October 30) in its place.