Brandon wants to 'beat all those bands to death'

The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has lashed out at Emo groups, saying he feels like he wants to “beat all those bands to death”.

The star, speaking in this week’s NME, says he has a real problem with pop-punk bands who fall under the genre. And, continuing a long-running feud, he couldn’t resist having a pop at recent NME cover stars Fall Out Boy.

He said: “You don’t realize what you could be getting yourselves into, with Fall Out Boy, and what kind of impact it could have in a way that you don’t really want.”

He added: “Culturally, if it gets as big as it is in America, it could change an entire generation of people growing up here. Emo, pop-punk, whatever you want to call it, is dangerous. We don’t wanna dislike anyone, and we’ve still never met Fall Out Boy, but there’s a creature inside me that wants to beat all those bands to death. They just all go into the happy emo funnel and everyone loves ‘em without thinking. ‘Oh, Fall Out Boy likes you? Fuck! I’m gonna go buy your CD!’”

Also in this week’s NME, we reveal the real story behind the split in Arctic Monkeys’ ranks, we reveal the new secret single from Kasabian, and speak with The Gossip, Towers Of London and Plan B.

We also give our verdict on the eagerly awaited new album by Muse, as well as looking back at Foo Fighters’ UK megagigs.

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